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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss visa issue, Afghanistan


June 1st, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India Friday pressed Britain for easing the visa regime for businessmen and students to boost investment and discussed the volatile situation in Afghanistan.Foreign Secretary Rajan ... Read more...

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India under pressure to cut oil imports from Iran: Clinton


May 7th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said countries like India were being pressurised to reduce their oil imports from Iran to make Tehran change its ... Read more...

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Clinton’s visit: India, US to discuss Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal (Lead)


May 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the US are set to discuss a host of global issues, including Afghanistan and Iran, and the progress in implementing their bilateral ... Read more...

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India, China not spared from US sanctions on Iran oil


March 21st, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The United States has not included India and China in a list of 11 nations that would be spared financial sanctions as they have significantly ... Read more...

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


December 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 15 suspected Taliban militants have been killed and 55 arrested in a countrywide crackdown in Afghanistan by police, army and NATO forces, the ... Read more...

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Three Taliban killed, 29 held in Afghanistan


December 1st, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 1 (IANS) At least three Taliban militants were killed and 29 captured in a country-wide "clean-up" operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Thursday.The Afghan National Police ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to continue fight against terror


September 11th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday reaffirmed its determination to fight against terrorism on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attack.A statement issued by the foreign ministry said: ... Read more...

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World leaders praise UAE for helping Libyans


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirtaes along with Qatar and Jordan have been lauded by world leaders for their participation in the international coalition for protection of ... Read more...

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Afghanistan making progress in security: British official


July 7th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) Britain's permanent representative to the UN has praised steps taken towards making Afghanistan more secure, a media report said."Despite the challenges, significant progress has been ... Read more...

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21 killed in nightmare Kabul hotel attack


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 29 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed when Taliban fighters stormed a luxury hotel here and went on a slaughter spree before being shot dead or ... Read more...

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Moscow alarmed over NATO’s disproportionate use of force in Libya


June 5th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow is alarmed over NATO's disproportionate use of force in Libya and the alliance's clear support for one side in the conflict, Russian Deputy Prime ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Libyan refugees feared dead after ship sinks off Libya


May 10th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hundreds of Libyan refugees are feared dead after an overcrowded ship carrying some 600 people trying to flee Libya sank just outside of the port ... Read more...

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Russia, China to cooperate on Middle East, North Africa


May 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have agreed to cooperate in Middle East and North African issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday."We have agreed to coordinate ... Read more...

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NATO for financing rebel fighters in Libya


May 4th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday supported providing financial support to rebel fighters in Libya to help force Muammar Gaddafi to leave."I am definitely in ... Read more...

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After Osama, it should be Mullah Omar’s turn: Italy (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 2 (IANS) Hailing the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden as "a great victory" for the international community, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Monday said ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son, three grandchildren killed in NATO air strike (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, May 1 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his wife survived a NATO air strike at their residence in Tripoli, but the embattled leader's youngest son Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Coalition, Afghan forces making “tangible progress” against the Taliban: Pentagon


April 30th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that the international coalition and its Afghan partners have made "tangible progress" against the Taliban in Afghanistan over the past six months."We've ... Read more...

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Heavy explosions heard in Libyan capital


April 25th, 2011 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, April 25 (IANS) Strong blasts were heard in Libya's capital Tripoli late Sunday as unidentified warplanes flew over the downtown, Xinhua reports. Signals of the country's state TV were ... Read more...

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Libya seeks Moscow’s role in peaceful settlement to conflict


April 25th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya is ready for a political settlement of the armed conflict in the country and wants Moscow to take part in the search for ways ... Read more...

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Spanish parliament votes to extend Libya operations


April 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The majority of Spanish parliamentary parties voted Tuesday to extend the country's participation in NATO's Libya operation by two months.Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon said ... Read more...

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Western forces breaching UN resolution on Libya: Russian envoy


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western forces should cease violating the UN Security Council resolution on Libya and maintain the embargo on arms supplies to the conflict zone, said ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s exit from Libya a global aim: Cameron


April 17th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed that "virtually every country around the world" wants Muammar Gaddafi to step down as Libya's leader.Cameron said he ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels should be armed to prevent Islamic extremists takeover: Ex-UK defence chief


April 17th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 17 (ANI): Former head of the UK's armed forces Lord Dannatt has said that arms and ammunitions should be provided to Libyan rebels who are fighting against the regime ... Read more...

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International meet in Cairo to discuss Libya crisis


April 14th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Top Arab, African and European diplomats will participate in an international meet being held in the Egyptian capital Thursday to discuss various ways to resolve ... Read more...

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Aim of military intervention in Libya not to oust Gaddafi: Carl Levin


March 28th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin from Michigan has said that the military intervention in Libya is not aimed at ousting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi."We're part of ... Read more...

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Coalition forces ’strike Gaddafi’s home town’ : Libyan state TV


March 27th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Coalition warplanes attacked Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte in northern Libya early Sunday, the country's state television reported.Both military and civil facilities came ... Read more...

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‘Coalition forces paving rebels’ way to Libyan oil facilities’


March 27th, 2011 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The international coalition enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya is bombing both military and civilians targets to pave the rebels' way to oil facilities, a ... Read more...

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Ground operation in Libya could start in April


March 26th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The international coalition force is planning a ground operation in Libya that could start in late April, a high-ranking Russian intelligence service official has said."Information ... Read more...

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Russia cancels evacuation flight to Libya


March 26th, 2011 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not send a plane to Libya March 26 to evacuate a group of its citizens, including diplomats, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said."In ... Read more...

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Qatar fighters patrol Libyan air space


March 26th, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Qatari Mirage interceptor fighters participated Friday in the UN mission to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, the French defence ministry said.Along with ... Read more...

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International coalition divided over goals, exit strategy for Libya


March 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25(ANI): The international coalition confronting Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi is reportedly divided over the ultimate goal and the exit strategy in the country.The United States has all, but called ... Read more...

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Russia-NATO Council meeting to address Libya issue (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The situation in Libya is among the issues to be discussed during the NATO-Russia Council ambassadorial meeting in late March, Russia's envoy to the military ... Read more...

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‘International coalition forces’ strikes fail to halt Gaddafi forces from attacking civilians’


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A top U.S. commander might have claimed that four days of air strike by international coalition soldiers have weakened forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and largely destroyed ... Read more...

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Libyan govt. says it can never kill civilians


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A Libyan government spokesman has held international coalition attacks on Libya for the death of 48 civilians on the first night of military action, insisting that the forces ... Read more...

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