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Pakistan army faces militancy problem: Daily


August 17th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army appears to have a militancy problem that is "hidden from the public because investigations and court martials are often carried out in secret", ... Read more...

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Eto’o asks UEFA to reconsider Anzhi ban


July 16th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o has urged UEFA to reconsider the ban it placed on the club to hold Europa League matches in Dagestan.Eto'o argued ... Read more...

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Boxing may replace European football in volatile Dagestan


July 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian boxing promoter Vladimir Hrunov has vowed to give sports fans in the southern region of Dagestan something to shout about after the local football ... Read more...

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Anzhi pleads with UEFA to declare ground safe


July 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football club Anzhi Makhachkala have made an emotional plea to UEFA president Michel Platini to reconsider the decision to declare the club unfit to ... Read more...

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Dagestan unfit to host Europa matches: UEFA


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European football's governing body UEFA has proclaimed the Russian province of Dagestan unfit to hold Europa League matches for Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala ... Read more...

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Anzhi unfit to host Europa League games: UEFA


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European football's governing body UEFA has proclaimed the Russian province of Dagestan is unfit to hold Europa League football matches for Russian Premier League side ... Read more...

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Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi couple jailed for 37 years


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) The leader of a banned Islamist outfit in Bangladesh and his wife were Sunday sentenced to 37 years in prison for possessing weapons and bullets.Zahidul Islam ... Read more...

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Egypt’s presidential vote begins


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect their new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled for 30 years.The polling stations ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to polls Wednesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) More than 50 million voters in Egypt will Wednesday decide who will lead them as president after more than a year since the fall of Hosni ... Read more...

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Pakistani group slams US reward for Hafiz Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) A Pakistani group Tuesday slammed the $10 million US reward for information leading to the capture of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview) (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview)


February 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Egypt after a year of civilian uprising


January 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) As Jan 25 marked the first anniversary of Egypt's civilian uprising that led to president Hosni Mubarak stepping down after nearly 30 years in power, many ... Read more...

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Man held in Germany for Al Qaeda links


December 9th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Dec 9 (IANS) A 27-year-old German Islamist has been arrested for his alleged links to an Al Qaeda-linked outfit, officials said.The federal prosecutors' office said Thursday that Halli S. ... Read more...

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‘Arab Spring will lead to long, cold Arab Winter’


December 8th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Arab Spring will lead to a long and cold Arab Winter as the countries that have seen forcible regime changes either fragment along tribal ... Read more...

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Pakistani nukes are very safe, says A.Q. Khan (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The Taliban and external forces cannot seize Pakistan's nuclear weapons because they are "highly secured" and only a handful know where they are kept, disgraced ... Read more...

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France raises terror alert over Al Qaeda threat


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) France Sunday raised its terror alert amid fears of suicide bomb plots against the Paris transport network, a media report said.The Daily Telegraph said the French ... Read more...

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US demands information on bin Laden compound from Pakistan


May 4th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4(ANI): Obama administration officials have demanded that Pakistan quickly provide answers to specific questions about Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his years-long residence in a Pakistani city ... Read more...

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Imam demands Islamic crescent moon symbol on Russian emblem


May 1st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, May 1 (ANI): A top imam has called for the addition of the Islamic crescent moon symbol on the Russian emblem."We are asking for one of the heads (of the Russian ... Read more...

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Banned Pakistan outfit hoodwinks police to hold rally


April 18th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Hizbut Tahrir, a banned Islamist outfit, managed to hold a demonstration Sunday in Rawalpindi by hoodwinking the police, a media report said.The outfit had announced a ... Read more...

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‘Al-Qaeda snatched missiles in Libya’


March 27th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 27(ANI): Al-Qaeda's offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has said.Itno did not say ... Read more...

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‘Huge support for far right party, if they give up violence’: Searchlight poll


February 27th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.27 (ANI): The Far Right Party can get huge support if they are not linked with violence, says a searchlight poll.A survey conducted in UK revealed that huge numbers of Britons ... Read more...

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Failed multiculturalism behind rise of Muslim radicalisation in Britain: Cameron


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron would reportedly criticise "state multiculturalism" in his first speech on radicalisation and would emphasise on the need of a stronger national identity ... Read more...

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New Year spam text message triggered ‘Black Widow’ suicide bomber explosives early


January 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Jan 30 (ANI): A 'Black Widow' suicide bomber, who intended to detonate her explosives in central Moscow, was killed immediately after a spam text message from her mobile phone company triggered ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers fired at Gaza-bound aid ships in self-defence, says inquiry


January 24th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 24 (ANI): The Israel Government-appointed Turkel Commission has claimed that the country's soldiers opened fire in self-defence during a deadly attack on a Gaza-bound flotilla of aid ships May 31, ... Read more...

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Three US drone strikes kill 11 suspected militants in North Waziristan


January 1st, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah, Jan 1(ANI): At least eleven suspected insurgents were killed in three US drones attacks in North Waziristan near the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday."US drones fired multiple missiles on two suspected hideouts ... Read more...

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Hasina decries opposition’s strike call


November 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) Ahead of Tuesday's general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to protest its leader Khaleda Zia's eviction from a house, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Read more...

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US woman charged with aiding Somalia-based militia with Al-Qaeda links


November 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A Californian woman has been charged with aiding a Somalia-based militia with ties to Al-Qaeda, the US Department of Justice has said.Nima Ali Yusuf was arrested on November ... Read more...

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Lebanese authorities arrest Islamist hate cleric Omar Bakri following life sentence


November 15th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, Nov 15 (ANI): A radical Islamist preacher Omar Bakri was arrested on Sunday following a violent stand-off with security forces in Lebanon, days after boasting that he would not spend a ... Read more...

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Yemen-based American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki releases West hate video online


October 25th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 25 (ANI): Yemeni security forces have reportedly launched a manhunt for Al Qaeda operatives in southern Shabwa province after U.S.-born Muslim cleric, who is believed to be hiding in ... Read more...

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Is insurgency in India an excuse for misgovernance? (IANS Book Review)(With Image)


September 28th, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Book: "The Absent State - Insurgency As An Excuse For Misgovernance"; Authors: Neelesh Misra and Rahul Pandita; Publisher: Hachette India; Price: Rs.495They found "the absent state" in their journey to ... Read more...

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Hamas uncovers spy network collaborating with Israel


September 24th, 2010 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA STRIP (BNO NEWS) – Hamas on Thursday announced that they have uncovered a Palestinian spy network in Gaza that collaborated with Israel, the Haaretz newspaper reported.Hamas arrested many Palestinians on suspicion ... Read more...

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Somali Islamists storm broadcaster


September 20th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 20 (DPA) Fighters with Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab miliita stormed the headquarters of radio and TV broadcaster in the capital Mogadishu over the weekend, reported the online portal maareg.com Sunday. The rebels, ... Read more...

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India skeptical about ISI terming militants as greatest threat to Pak


August 17th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): New Delhi is likely to be skeptical about an internal assessment done by Pakistan's military spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence, which has found for the first time ... Read more...

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