international security

Russia calls on US to ratify CTBT


August 30th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the US will speed up the document's entry into force, the speaker of the Russian ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... Read more...

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Cameron warns Taliban against destabilising Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday warned the Taliban that it would be totally erroneous to believe that its militant forces could destabilise Afghanistan ... Read more...

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US hails Russia’s contribution to Afghan mission


June 19th, 2012 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US recognises Russia's contribution to building a better future for the Afghan people and hopes for further cooperation in providing security in the ... Read more...

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News of the World’s former editor charged


May 15th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (Now), and her husband Charlie were Tuesday formally charged with conspiracy to pervert the course ... Read more...

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Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat


April 25th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea."The threat is always there, so we closely monitor the ... Read more...

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US expert advocates destruction of Lashkar-e-Taiba


March 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Describing Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as the most dangerous terrorist group operating in South Asia after Al Qaeda, a US expert has advocated its destruction ... Read more...

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Stop night raids, Karzai tells NATO


December 25th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated his call to the NATO-led coalition forces to stop night raid operations in the country."Afghan President Hamid Karzai once ... Read more...

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‘Lone Wolf’ terrorists most dangerous threat to society


December 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Syney, Dec 19 (IANS) Single individuals committing violent acts against society present "the most dangerous terrorism threat," says US Homeland Security, because they operate alone, without using phones, photos or ... Read more...

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Manmohan seeks expansion of UN Security Council


September 24th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for making the UN "stronger and more effective" with revitalisation of the General Assembly and reforms and expansion ... Read more...

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PM leaves for UN General Assembly session


September 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday left on a six-day visit to participate in the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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NATO woos India, says ties important


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to woo India as a partner nation in a post-Cold War world, NATO says its fledgling relations with New Delhi are "important" ... Read more...

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US, Russia to continue missile defence talks


August 9th, 2011 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia will continue talks on the issue of a proposed European missile shield in St. Petersburg (Aug 11-12), the US Department ... Read more...

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China a huge opportunity for Britain: Cameron


June 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) China provides a "huge opportunity" for British businesses, Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday after meeting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here.Cameron announced trade agreements with ... Read more...

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Pakistan indulging in illicit nuclear trafficking activities: ISIS


April 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): Pakistan remains an active procurer of nuke dual-use goods and continues with its illicit nuclear trafficking efforts despite publicly claiming to be a responsible nuclear nation, a leading US ... Read more...

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At India’s call, UNSC condemns hostage taking by Somalian pirates


April 12th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 12 (IANS) At India's initiative, the UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution strongly condemning the growing practice of hostage-taking by pirates operating ... Read more...

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No military expansion, China vows in white paper


March 31st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China would not pursue military expansion, it declared in a white paper on national defence issued Thursday.The document, seventh of its kind the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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China issues White Paper on arms control, peaceful development


March 31st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.31 (ANI): China has issued a White Paper on national defense that aims to enhance its military transparency and boost the world's trust in its commitment to peaceful development.The document gives ... Read more...

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Britain committed to enhancing relations with UAE


February 21st, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has expressed its commitment to enhancing relations with its all its partners across the Gulf while stating that it has ambitious plans to expand the existing ... Read more...

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Krishna links security with enhancing economic development in UNSC


February 12th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said that there is a link between enhancing economic development and the goals of international peace and security.Addressing a high-level ... Read more...

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Strategic guru K.Subrahmanyam is dead (Second Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) K. Subrahmanyam, the pre-eminent security and foreign policy thinker who played a key role in shaping government and public thinking on key issues and helped ... Read more...

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Should India worry about Pakistan’s n-arsenal? Experts differ (Lead)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A US media report about Pakistan doubling its nuclear arsenal has evoked mixed reactions in India, with a senior scientist saying that India need not be alarmed ... Read more...

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‘Rapidly expanding’ Pak arsenal now possesses over 100 deployed nuke weapons: Expert


January 31st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31(ANI): Pakistan has doubled its nuclear weapons stockpile over the past several years, increasing its arsenal to over 100 deployed weapons, an expert has said.According to the Washington Post, four ... Read more...

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James Bond, Sherlock Holmes to be resurrected in new novels


January 18th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): Authors Anthony Horowitz and Jeffrey Deaver have been chosen to resurrect James Bond and Sherlock Holmes for two new full-length novels.Horowitz, the children's author of a series of ... Read more...

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Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 Iranian nuke fuel centrifuges a year ago


January 4th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 4 (ANI): The Stuxnet cyber weapon might have destroyed around 1,000 Iranian nuclear-fuel centrifuges, over one-tenth of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant's capacity, in late 2009 and early 2010, according ... Read more...

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Pak holds nuclear weapons to ensure peace, stability: General Wynne


December 16th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 16(ANI): Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) Chairman, General Khalid Shameem Wynne, has said that the country is compelled to maintain strong conventional forces backed up by nuclear weapons ... Read more...

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Pak’s “dysfunctional criminal justice system” threat to international security: ICG


December 7th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Brussels, Dec 7 (ANI): Pakistan's dysfunctional criminal justice system poses serious risks for domestic, regional and international security, and therefore the federal and provincial governments must make its reform a top priority, ... Read more...

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‘Bush didn’t oppose AQ Khan’s release to keep Pak interested in war on terror’


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): While the Bush administration remained silent amid rumours that Pakistan was about to release disgraced nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan from house arrest, a top US official ... Read more...

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US opposed A.Q. Khan release in private


December 1st, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The Bush administration stayed silent when rumours floated in early 2008 that Pakistan was about to release from house arrest disgraced scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, father ... Read more...

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US embassy, ISPR deny presence of US forces in Quetta


November 28th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 28 (ANI): The United States embassy has denied reports that Pakistan has allowed the US military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan."This reporting ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida in Yemen “Western-made,” says Yemeni PM


November 7th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Sanaa, Nov 7 (ANI): Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al-Mujawar has accused that al-Qaida was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, according to the state-run Saba ... Read more...

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‘Internet offers militants real-time access to top-level spy systems’


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Nov 2 (ANI): Yuval Diskin, Israel's domestic security chief has said thatcivilian internet applications now offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals information given to government spies.According to ... Read more...

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India, Germany to sign cultural pact, push UN reforms


October 17th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Armed with newly-won rotating seats in the UN Security Council, India and Germany will Monday give a fresh impetus to their bid for permanent seats in ... Read more...

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Pak’s secret nuclear weapons programme infuriating US


October 11th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11(ANI): Pakistan's secret nuclear weapons programme is reportedly infuriating the United States which is trying to cap worldwide stocks of fissile material.According to the Daily Mail, the Obama administration is ... Read more...

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Pakistan speeds up building n-reactor for weapons


October 7th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has quickened the pace of construction of a new nuclear reactor that supports its nuclear weapons programme, a US research institute has said.The Institute for Science and ... Read more...

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