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Two Shia clerics killed in Iraq drive-by shooting


September 1st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 31 (IANS) Two Shia clerics were gunned down by unidentified gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad Friday, a police source said.Sheikh Arif Abdul Razak, Imam of ... Read more...

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US in bind over providing weapons to Libyan rebels amidst fears of their links to al-Qaeda


March 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Senior Obama administration officials have claimed that the government is engaged in a debate about whether weapons should be supplied the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's opponents, amid fears that ... Read more...

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Chinese weapons fall into hands of militants: WikiLeaks


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) China's failure to enforce export controls on arms to Iran has led to the Chinese-made weapons falling into the hands of insurgents fighting coalition forces in Iraq and ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda video shows bomber before strike at CIA men


March 1st, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 28 (DPA) A Jordanian Al Qaeda double-agent who in December killed himself and seven CIA agents in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, blamed US and Israeli "crimes" for his act, ... Read more...

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CIA terminates contract with controversial security firm Blackwater : Report


December 12th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has discontinued the services of private security services agency, Blackwater, which purportedly assisted the intelligence agency in its covert drone strikes in Pakistan ... Read more...

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CIA asked Blackwater to kill A Q Khan, claims agency’s founder


December 12th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.12 (ANI): In a stunning revelation, US private security service agency, Blackwater's founder, Erik Prince, has claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had asked the agency to kill Pakistani nuclear ... Read more...

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Blackwater directly participated in secret CIA raids in Iraq, Afghanistan


December 11th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Agents from America's private security firm, Blackwater Worldwide, directly collaborated with CIA to carry out secret raids on suspected insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the transporting ... Read more...

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Baghdad Blasts Claim Life Of More Than One Hundred People


December 8th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Baghdad, Dec. 08, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, which has not yet recovered from the trauma of war was shaken by series of blasts in different parts ... Read more...

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Four US soldiers killed in Afghanistan


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 23 (DPA) Four US and three Afghan soldiers were killed in a series of roadside bomb attacks and firefights with insurgents in Afghanistan, officials said Monday. Two US soldiers were ... Read more...

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UK army draws up plan to send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.22 (ANI): Britain is making plans to send up to 1,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to meet the call for reinforcements made by the US commander in Kabul.The troops would be ... Read more...

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Curfew imposed as 14 killed in Iraq jail break


December 26th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 26 (DPA) A curfew was imposed on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday after Al Qaeda militants launched a pre-dawn breakout from a police station in the city, triggering ... Read more...

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Obama pledges to implement Iraq troop withdrawal: Report


December 4th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, dec 4 (DPA) US president-elect Barak Obama has told the Iraqi prime minister he will implement the security agreement between the two countries and is ready to cooperate in fighting terrorism ... Read more...

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UK to bribe Afghan tribal elders to fight against Taliban


November 26th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): In a bid to encourage the tribesmen in Helmand province to take on the Taliban, the UK is learnt to be planning to pay tribal elders monthly ... Read more...

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US, UK failing to monitor flood of arms into Iraq: Amnesty


September 17th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.17 (ANI): Human rights watchdog Amnesty International has charged both the United States and the United Kingdom with flooding Iraq with weapons, and this has led to an increase in ... Read more...

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Iran president arrives in Baghdad Sunday


March 1st, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
Baghdad, March 1 (IANS) The Iranian deputy foreign minister Saturday said that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming Iraq visit would be a historic one, as the aim of his visit was to establish ... Read more...

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Three civilians killed in Afghanistan blast


March 1st, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kabul, March 1 (DPA) Three people including a woman were killed and five wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a remote-controlled device in southeastern Afghanistan, the police said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Tribal group attacks Al Qaeda insurgents in Iraq


February 18th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, Feb 18 (DPA) A local tribal group in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra said Monday it killed a gunman wearing an explosive belt and arrested two suspected Al Qaeda insurgents ... Read more...

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