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Arab Spring’s turbulent wake confronts US


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The assassination of the US ambassador to Libya and attacks on US embassies in Egypt and Yemen have stunned Washington, forcing it to urgently ... Read more...

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Policeman kidnapped in Russia


August 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Armed men in masks kidnapped a police officer in Russia's troubled southwestern region of Ingushetia, officials said Friday.The abduction occurred in Malgobek town late Thursday. ... Read more...

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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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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Evening Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniforms stopped a bus, ordered the ... Read more...

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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniform stopped a bus, ordered the passengers ... Read more...

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18 killed in Pakistani bus ambush (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen hiding along the roadside, sprang out and peppered a passenger bus with bullets in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked group bans English in Somali schools


September 10th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda-linked militant outfit Al Shabab has banned the teaching of English in schools in Somalia, and has ordered teachers to replace it with Arabic, a ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda weakened, but likely to live on: UN official


September 9th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) A decade after it launched the 9/11 attacks in the US, terror outfit Al Qaeda may be weakened, but it is still very much a ... Read more...

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Indonesian cleric jailed for 15 years for terror acts


June 16th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (IANS/AKI) Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was Thursday sentenced to 15 years in prison following his conviction for supporting a training camp for Islamist militants.Bashir, 72, ... Read more...

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Pakistan enveloped by national depression, says Imran


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) A "national depression" has gripped Pakistan following the killing of Osama bin Laden in an American strike that kept out the Pakistanis, politician Imran Khan ... Read more...

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US authorities describe Pakistan’s ISI as terror group


April 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) US authorities have, in secret files to interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, described Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as a terrorist organisation, a media report said Monday.Recommendations ... Read more...

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Blast kills five in Algeria


March 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Algiers, March 9 (IANS) Five people were killed in a bomb blast in Algeria, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The victims were travelling in a vehicle when the blast took place Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh PM gets death threat from militants


January 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Jan 6 (IANS) Islamist militants have threatened to kill Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina if their associates are not freed from prison within a month.In a letter to a ... Read more...

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Taseer’s killing signals rising intolerance in Pakistan: Former envoys


January 4th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The assassination of Salman Taseer, the governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, signals increasing intolerance in that country and should be worrying for India and the world, ... Read more...

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Syria believed Israel was behind sniper killing of President’s security aide: WikiLeaks


December 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21(ANI): Syria believed that Israelis were "the most obvious suspects" in the assassination of President Bashar al-Assad's top security aide in August 2008, according to a classified US diplomatic cable ... Read more...

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War crimes trial: US special envoy to assist Bangladesh


November 29th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) US War Crimes Ambassador-at-large Stephen Rapp will be here next month to assist Bangladesh in the trial of Islamists accused of "war crimes" committed during the 1971 liberation ... Read more...

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Bangladesh changes rules to detain 1971 war criminals


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 2 (IANS) A tribunal in Bangladesh preparing to try former Islamist militants on the charge of killing unarmed civilians during the 1971 freedom movement has amended rules to facilitate ... Read more...

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Somali premier resigns amid spat with president


September 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (DPA) Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke resigned Tuesday over tensions with the conflict-hit country's president. "After political crises in the government and after I have seen that insecurity ... Read more...

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Rocket strikes Kabul hours before voting (Lead)


September 18th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) A rocket struck this Afghanistan capital hours before polling for the country's new parliament began Saturday, police said. According to DPA, no one was injured in the ... Read more...

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Suicide attack foiled in Somalia


September 11th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 11 (IANS) Police in Somalia have said they foiled a suicide attack in the capital city of Mogadishu, a media report said Saturday. Islamist militants tried to carry out a suicide ... Read more...

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Musharraf is a coward: Lal Masjid cleric


May 31st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf is a coward and does not have the courage to return to Pakistan, the chief cleric of the Lal Masjid, the scene of ... Read more...

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32 killed in clashes in north-west Pakistan (Lead)


March 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (DPA) At least 32 people, most of them Islamist insurgents, were killed Saturday in clashes with pro-government tribesmen and airstrikes by Pakistani military in the restive north-western region, ... Read more...

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Kandahar hijack planners came to India via Bangladesh: Jaish militant


March 6th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 6 (IANS) A suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operative arrested in Dhaka has told Bangladeshi investigators that he arranged safe passage to India from Bangladesh for several Islamist militants who were ... Read more...

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Yemen Al Qaeda leader blasts Arab states in new tape


February 8th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 8 (DPA) The deputy head of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch accused Egypt and Saudi Arabia of helping "crusaders" wage a war against the Arabian peninsula, in an audiotape posted on ... Read more...

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Pakistan likely to become more Islamist, anti-U.S in coming years: Washington Post report


January 12th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12(ANI): Pakistan is expected to become a more Islamist and an increasingly anti-American country in the coming years, making it difficult for the Obama administration's efforts to win its ... Read more...

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Bangladesh won’t be base for another nation’s terrorists: Hasina


January 6th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladesh will not allow its territory to be used by "militants and terrorists of another country", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. Hasina Tuesday said she would ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills three policemen in Pakistan


November 20th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (DPA) A roadside bomb killed three police officers and wounded six early Friday in Pakistan's troubled north-western city of Peshawar, police said. The casualties occurred when a police vehicle ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects US report on its nuclear arsenal security


November 10th, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 10 (DPA) Pakistan's top military commander rubbished a report that the country was in talks with the US over "added security" for its nuclear arsenal, saying the armed forces were ... Read more...

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Four killed in US drone strike in Pakistan


November 5th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and four injured in a suspected US drone attack in North Waziristan, a media report said Thursday. The attack was carried out ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops kill 27 Islamist militants


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (DPA) Pakistani troops Friday killed 27 militants in the ungoverned north-western tribal district of Khyber that borders Afghanistan, a security official said. Fazal-ur-Rehman, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier ... Read more...

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Osama declares decades of war on ‘powerless’ Obama


September 14th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 14 (ANI): Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has said that US President Barack Obama is "powerless" to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a transcript of ... Read more...

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30 killed in Pakistan violence


September 8th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (DPA) Four school children and 24 Islamic militants were killed Tuesday in ongoing violence in Pakistan's lawless tribal region, where government forces are fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Five Bodo separatists arrested in Bangladesh


August 18th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Five Indian separatists have been arrested from the wooded hills of Khagrachhari in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts, an apparent indication of the growing cooperation between the two neighbours ... Read more...

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Four guerrillas, one soldier killed in Kashmir gunfight


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) Four separatist guerrillas and a soldier have been killed in the three-day north Kashmir gunfight that ended here early Monday. "Four terrorists have been killed in the gunfight with ... Read more...

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Pakistani helicopters kill 28 Islamist militants


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (DPA) Helicopter gunships attacked the hideouts of Islamist militants in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing at least 28 rebels in overnight action, security officials said Thursday. The bombardment ... Read more...

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