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Israel preparing to attack Iran: Report


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel is preparing for a ground attack on Iran before Christmas, after conducting commando dry runs in the Iraq desert, a media report said.Top military officials ... Read more...

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Oil jumps on Iran tension


July 4th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose Tuesday as rising Iran tension caused supply fears, Xinhua reported.Iran has again threatened to block a critical shipping route in response ... Read more...

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‘West mulling military action against Iran’


May 21st, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) Some Western countries are still considering a military operation against Iran as an option over its nuclear programme, a Russian minister said Sunday."Russia is concerned that ... Read more...

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Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to ... Read more...

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Majority of Israelis oppose unilateral Iran strike: Poll


March 8th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 8 (IANS) Most Israelis oppose the idea of their country launching an unilateral strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, without US backing, according to a poll released on ... Read more...

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No unilateral military action against Syria: Obama


March 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said it would be a "mistake" to think that America could take unilateral military action in Syria, and that there ... Read more...

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‘Military action against Iran, Syria to violate international laws’


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia views the decision to carry out military operations against Iran and Syria as a step in violation of international laws, Xinhua reported."None denied a key ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on Syria Tuesday.Addressing the 19th session of the UNHRC, its president Laura Dupuy Lasserre ... Read more...

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Iran nuclear-programme could start cold war: Hague


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) If Iran acquires nuclear weapons it could lead to a new cold war in the Middle East, a former British foreign secretary has warned.The world would ... Read more...

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Oil rises on positive US jobs data


February 4th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 4 (IANS) Crude oil prices rose as the US jobs data for January came in better than expected, Xinhua reported.The Labor Department reported that US non-farm jobs ... Read more...

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Obama confirms Pakistan drone strikes


January 31st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Unmanned drones regularly strike suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, US President Barack Obama confirmed during a video "hangout" on Google's social network Google+ that ... Read more...

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Military action against Iran premature: Dempsey


January 27th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey has said that it is "premature" to use military force against Iran over its nuclear program. A ... Read more...

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Britain not ruling out military action against Iran


January 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain has not ruled out military action against Iran because of the country's "increasingly dangerous" development of nuclear weapons, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague ... Read more...

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Won’t support coup, opposed to any military action: Imran (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) As a stand-off between the political leadership and the army lingered on Thursday, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan reiterated his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party will not support ... Read more...

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Iran no threat to Israel: Mossad chief


December 30th, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 30 (IANS) A nuclear Iran would not necessarily post an "existential" threat to Israel, head of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, Tamir Pardo, has said.Pardo was addressing a ... Read more...

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Britain doesn’t rule out military action on Iran


November 14th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Britain does not exclude military action against Iran in the long-term if negotiations fail to halt Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said ... Read more...

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Pakistan for military action against terror: Gilani


November 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan supports military actions against terrorists to safeguard its own interest and for global peace, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani told ABC News: ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to support ‘brother Pakistan’ if US or India attacked: Karzai


October 22nd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Aghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country will stand by "brother Pakistan" if it was attacked either by the US or India, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... Read more...

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Will act on our own against terror, US warns Pakistan


September 30th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US warned Pakistan that it would act on its own as it did against Osama bin Laden and put on its terrorist list five ... Read more...

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Kayani in Karachi to assess situation


August 25th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani flew into Karachi Thursday to get a detailed briefing on the situation in the violence-hit port city where 300 ... Read more...

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Military action in Karachi not long term solution: Gilani


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Military actions were not a long-term solution to a problem, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said after army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani declared ... Read more...

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Russia backs NATO action in Libya


August 12th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, which had earlier abstained from voting on a UN resolution on Libya, Friday backed the Security Council resolution which authorised the international military action ... Read more...

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Arab states committed to help Libyan people: UAE


July 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 16 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates has expressed the Arab states' committment to the welfare and help of Libyans facing an ongoing political crisis in their country.UAE's Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani jirga opposes military operations against Taliban


July 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) A tribal assembly in Pakistan has opposed the ongoing military operation against the Taliban in the country and urged the government to hold talks with ... Read more...

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Britain to continue Libya operation


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) British forces will continue the fight in Libya against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi until "the job was done", a top official said."Make no mistake, we ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army protests NATO incursion


May 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has lodged a strong protest with NATO forces over an incursion by allied helicopters with which its troops exchanged fire at Admi Kot ... Read more...

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Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy call for Gaddafi’s exit


April 15th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.15 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has written a joint article with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron, committing their countries to pursuing stronger ... Read more...

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Five Russian journalists set free by Libyan rebels


April 9th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) All five Russian journalists abducted Friday by Libyan rebels have been released, Komsomolskaya Pravda and the NTV news channel said on their websites.Two reporters from ... Read more...

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China demands ceasefire in Libya


March 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.31 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya to "give peace a chance" in that region.The remarks were made during a meeting with French counterpart ... Read more...

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Pak hiked IMF loan request on false premise of tax reforms: Official


March 30th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Pakistan's former International Monetary Fund representative Dr Ehitsham Ahmad has admitted that the IMF loan augmentation from 7.6 billion to 11.3 billion dollars was made on a false premise ... Read more...

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House Republicans introduce bill to halt US operation in Libya


March 30th, 2011 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Two Republicans in US House of Representatives have introduced a bill which seeks to put an end to US military involvement in Libya unless ... Read more...

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Pew Research says over 4 in 10 Americans think Libya military action is right


March 29th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.29 (ANI): New data from the Pew Research Center shows that 47 percent of Americans, or over 4 in 10, thinks that the US military air strikes in Libya were right. ... Read more...

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Italy leading move to get Gaddafi liability free exile in Africa


March 29th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London/New York, Mar. 29 (ANI): British newspapers are reporting that negotiations are currently underway to offer Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi a liability free exile.In London on Tuesday, diplomats from the UN, ... Read more...

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Obama says Libya military mission ordered to prevent a massacre


March 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has defended his decision to send American forces to Libya, saying Washington acted to "prevent a massacre".He said that to do otherwise would ... Read more...

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