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US declassifies Cold War n-plan


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US National Security Archive has fully declassified the most controversial nuclear policy document of the Cold War, the Presidential Directive 59 (PD-59), which focused ... Read more...

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Forced disappearances negate humanity, says Pakistani daily


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Forced disappearances negate the very essence of humanity and cannot and should not be tolerated or justified, a Pakistani daily said Tuesday as a UN panel ... Read more...

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After Pakistan, India, jihadists may attack China: Daily


August 8th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistani support of the Taliban as well as other militant networks has led to many terrorist attacks in Pakistan and India, a state-run Chinese ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar talking peace with US


January 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to probe Osama raid


May 10th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The Pakistani government will probe how Osama bin Laden was able to live in that country undetected.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told parliament Monday ... Read more...

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Obama: Al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden killed in Pakistan


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- In a historic announcement, U.S. President Barack Obama on late Sunday evening announced that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation ... Read more...

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Author Greg Mortenson to be sued by Pakistan tribesmen


April 21st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Greg Mortenson, the author accused of fabricating large parts of his autobiographical writings, is to be sued by the Pakistani tribesmen he claimed kidnapped him.Greg, in his ... Read more...

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War against Islam in Afghanistan partly of US’s own making: Gorbachev


February 27th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.27 (ANI): In a wide-ranging interview, former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the war against Islam as a conflict is partly of the US's own making.He ... Read more...

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GenNext of Taliban joins insurgency


February 8th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The second generation of Taliban guerrillas, who are now in their early 20s, have become a part of the insurgency in Pakistan and Afghanistan, police and intelligence ... Read more...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will continue fighting against terrorism: Bashir Bilour


January 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 31(ANI): A senior minister of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Bashir Bilour, has said that militants were "targeting police to pressure and dishearten them".Bilour however stressed that such attacks would ... Read more...

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Afghan war brought ‘radicalization’ biggest disaster for US-Pak people: Imran Khan


January 28th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 28 (ANI): Former cricket star turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan has criticised the war in Afghanistan, saying that is causing 'radicalization' that would be disastrous not only for ... Read more...

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Taliban prepared to withdraw ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan: Education Minister


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 14 (ANI): Afghanistan's Education Minister, Farooq Wardak, has claimed that the Taliban leadership is no longer against female education, and is prepared to withdraw its ban on girls' schools. ... Read more...

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Mexico ends 2010 with 15,273 drug crimes


January 13th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO (BNO NEWS) - A total of 15,273 drug-related crimes occurred in Mexico in 2010, according to government figures as communicated by security spokesman Alejandro Poiré.The drug-related murder rate decreased by 10 ... Read more...

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Britain planned to help Afghan resistance after Soviet invasion


December 30th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Britain had planned to assist the Afghan resistance just weeks after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, reveal secret documents that show a top official negotiating how to channel ... Read more...

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British commanders want tanks to fight Taliban’


December 20th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Dec. 20 (ANI): Senior British Army commanders have asked for Challenger 2 tanks to be deployed in the southern Afghan province of Helmand to fight the Taliban.The tanks would provide ... Read more...

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Bush praises Obama’s Afghanistan surge in memoir


November 8th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Former US President George W. Bush has reportedly praised Barack Obama's decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan, in his memoir "Decision Points.""I strongly believe the ... Read more...

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We are close to victory in Afghanistan: Mullah Omar


September 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Taliban guerrillas are winning in Afghanistan because the NATO-led campaign has been "a complete failure", elusive rebel chief Mullah Omar has said in a rare statement. Mullah Omar, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s bomb has prevented war with India: A Q Khan


September 3rd, 2010 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear arsenal has prevented a conventional war with India and made the "nation walk with heads held high", boasts notorious Pakistani scientist A ... Read more...

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Injured Afghan Female On The Cover Of ‘Time’ Signifies War Stakes


August 6th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The face on the cover of the latest issue of the Time Magazine is of Bibi Aisha, who is an Afghan female. She appears wonderfully ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked group says it attacked Japanese oil tanker


August 4th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 4 (DPA) A militant group linked to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Japanese supertanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a US-based intelligence organisation said. The ... Read more...

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The WikiLeaks expose: A wake up call for India


July 29th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The international flavour of the week seems to be the WikiLeaks expose of the documents concerning the operations against the Al Queda and its ... Read more...

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Osama’s Son, Omar Bin Laden, Desires A Date With Drew Barrymore


July 18th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Osama Bin Laden is the boss of Al-Qaeda, which happens to be a gruesome terrorist organization that has been responsible for perpetrating macabre ... Read more...

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British Airways apologizes for Osama Bin Laden boarding pass image


June 4th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jun 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Airways has apologized for a mistake that might be too costly for the airliner. British Airways biweekly publication for its employees - LHR News, published a ... Read more...

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Kidnapped ex-ISI official in Punjabi Taliban’s captivity: Family


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): A day after kidnapped former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Khalid Khawaja's wife blamed the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) for her husband's abduction, a press release from Khawaja's family ... Read more...

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Kidnapped ex-ISI official’s wife accuses CIA of ‘picking up’ her husband


April 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): The wife of former Inter-State Intelligence (ISI) official, Khalid Khwaja, who was kidnapped along with his former colleague and a British filmmaker from North Waziristan earlier this month, ... Read more...

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No clue of Brit filmmaker kidnapped in Pak


April 8th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.8 (ANI): No group has claimed the responsibility for the abduction of a British documentary filmmaker, Asad Qureshi, who was kidnapped along with two former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officials ... Read more...

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Kabul condemns civilian casualties in NATO air strike


February 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb.22 (ANI): The Afghan government has severely condemned Sunday's NATO air strike in the Daykundi region which killed 33 civilians.A statement issued by the decision-making council of ministers, which is ... Read more...

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Pak set-up 26 new military check-post along Afghan border to check Taliban crossover


February 21st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.21 (ANI): Pakistan has set-up 26 new military check-post in Balochistan along the Afghanistan border to check infiltration of Taliban and other extremists in the wake of the ongoing 'Operation ... Read more...

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US strike kills Afghan Taliban leader’s son in Pakistan


February 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (DPA) A son of senior Afghan Taliban leader Jalaluddin Haqqani was among four militants killed in an overnight US air strike in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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Taliban using civilians as human shields in Marjah


February 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Marjah (Afghanistan), Feb.17 (ANI): Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, according to an Afghan official.The claim came as military ... Read more...

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NATO troops launch major Afghan assault, warns insurgents of “overwhelming force”


February 13th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- An Afghan-international force of more than 15,000 soldiers launched a massive assault against insurgents in the country's Helmand province. The operation is the biggest offensive since the 2001 ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber reportedly hits NATO convoy as major offensive continues


February 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber reportedly hit a NATO convoy as an Afghan-international force of more than 15,000 soldiers launched a massive assault against insurgents in the country's Helmand province. ... Read more...

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Pak Defence Minister admits US used several airbases for Afghan operation


January 15th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.15 (ANI): Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has admitted that several air bases in Pakistan were used by the US forces for carrying out operations inside Afghanistan, but added that ... Read more...

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US troops still operating from Pakistan’s Shamsi airbase


January 9th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 9 (ANI): US troops are still using the Shamsi airbase in Balochistan, from where they have been operating since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan."The Shamsi airbase in ... Read more...

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