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‘Israel will need 100 planes to attack Iran’


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will need at least 100 fighter planes to strike Iran, a media report said Monday.Israeli forces will also have to fly over 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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ISI chief holds 17th position in Time’s 100 most influential people list


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22(ANI): Pakistan's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, has been ranked at the 17th position on Time's 2011 list of 100 most influential ... Read more...

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Obama’s policies on terror ‘as tough if not tougher’ than Bush: Bush officials


December 27th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Two top officials from George W Bush's administration have said that the US President Barack Obama's administration is as tough as Bush, if not tougher, on its ... Read more...

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Status of US ties with Pak was like a ‘cold shower’ for Obama: Woodward


September 27th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.27 (ANI): Well-known author-cum-journalist Bob Woodward has revealed in his latest book "Obama's Wars that President Barack Obama's focus is turning increasingly to Pakistan, even as his administration's military efforts ... Read more...

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Afghan war log expose: Intelligence officials warn of revenge killings


July 28th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Teams of US military analysts are examining the leaked 90, 000-odd classified documents that catalogue attacks on and by NATO forces, and one of their chief concerns ... Read more...

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Study finds chemotherapy’s link to hearing loss


November 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, November 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found why a common chemotherapy drug results in hearing loss, which contributes to learning difficulties in some childhood cancer patients.British Columbia experts made progress in ... Read more...

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Obama refuses to stop probe into CIA tortures


September 20th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama rejected Sunday a request by several former heads of the country's intelligence community to end investigations into the alleged torture of terrorist suspects. Speaking ... Read more...

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CIA destroyed nearly 100 interrogation tapes of al Qaeda operatives


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 3 (ANI): The US Government has admitted that the CIA destroyed 92 videos of its intelligence officers grilling al Qaeda suspects at secret black sites.A previous admission by ... Read more...

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Islamic extremists trained in Somalia re-entering UK


February 16th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.16 (ANI): Islamic extremists who have attended terror training camps in Somalia are returning to Britain, leaving the countrys security and intelligence services quite worried over the possibility of them ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Toiba among top 10 CIA security challenges in 2009


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Langley (Virginia, US), Feb.3 (ANI): Outgoing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden has said that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba will be among the top ten security challenges for the agency in ... Read more...

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Hunt for Osama hideously complex given treacherous nature of Pak-Afghan border


January 17th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): CIA Director Michael Hayden has said that the hunt for Osama bin Laden is hideously complex in reality considering the vastness and treacherous terrain on the Pakistan-Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pak urges US to provide equipment to deal with terrorists along Afghan border


November 16th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 16 (ANI): Pakistan has reportedly urged the US to provide the equipment needed to fight terrorists operating along the Pak-Afghan border.According to a Pakistan embassy spokesman, a better-equipped ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda has nuclear ambitions, not capabilities: US expert


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 23 (DPA) Al Qaeda has become the world's "first terrorist nuclear power without demonstrating possession of a single nuclear weapon," according to US expert Brian Jenkins.A senior advisor at the ... Read more...

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N. Korea, Russia and Iran pose greatest security challenges for next US Prez


October 3rd, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): CIA Director Michael Hayden has said that The fragile state of North Korea and the booming, oil-rich trio of Iran, Venezuela and Russia have grown increasingly aggressive ... Read more...

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Pak-Afghan tribal belt single greatest threat to US national security: CIA


October 1st, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): CIA Director Michael Hayden has said the threat from al Qaeda is real and the groups growing strength along the tribal areas along the Pakistan- Afghan border ... Read more...

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Musharraf allowed CIA base in FATA before Feb 18 polls, reveals new book


June 10th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
New York , June 10 (ANI): A new book has revealed that President Pervez Musharraf had allowed the US to set up a secret CIA base inside FATA (Federally Administered Tribal ... Read more...

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Musharraf allowed CIA base in Pakistan: book


June 10th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf permitted the CIA to establish a base in northern Pakistan to launch strikes by drones on Islamist militants, says writer-journalist Ahmed Rashid. "On Jan 9, ... Read more...

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China, not India to be focus of US attention in rising Asia


May 1st, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 1 (IANS) China will be the focus of American attention in the 21st century with the rise of Asia as China, India, Japan and emerging powers compete for ... Read more...

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Top US security personnel warns another Qaeda attack can come from Paks FATA


April 21st, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen has said that the next attack on the US was likely to come from Pakistans Federally ... Read more...

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Pakistan deeply concerned about Al Qaeda regrouping


April 3rd, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 3 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office has expressed its deep concerns about news reports suggesting that international terror organisation Al Qaeda was regrouping itself on its soil.A few days ago ... Read more...

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Bush vetoes torture-ban law, saying it ties CIA hands


March 8th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 8 (DPA) US President George W. Bush Saturday vetoed a law that would prevent the CIA from using torture-like waterboarding and other forms of coercion on prisoners. The move provoked ... Read more...

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Baitullah Mehsud’s close aide arrested


January 22nd, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Jan 22 (ANI): The Karachi Police have arrested a close associate of militant commander Baitullah Mehsud, Younas. Police have shifted Younas to an unknown place for interrogation, Daily Times quoted sources, ... Read more...

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CIA chief blames al Qaeda, Mehsud for Bhutto’s assassination


January 18th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan.18 (ANI): Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Michael Hayden is of the view that the al-Qaeda and militant Pakistani tribal leader Baitullah Mehsud were responsible for the December 27, 2007 assassination ... Read more...

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Bush discusses Pakistan scenario with security advisers


December 29th, 2007 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Crawford/Texas, Dec 29 (ANI): US President George Bush convened a meeting of his national security advisers to discuss the situation in Pakistan following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The meeting ... Read more...

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