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ANUF military chief killed in Meghalaya


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 14 (IANS) Two militants, including the military wing chief of the Achik National United Front (ANUF), were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Meghalaya, police ... Read more...

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Top military dismissals are in Egypt’s interests: Morsi (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Monday said the dismissal of the country's powerful defence minister and a top military general has been done in the country's ... Read more...

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Egypt president orders defence minister to retire


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has deposed the country's defence minister and a top military officer, pushing them into "retirement" but naming them as presidential advisors.Field ... Read more...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un promoted to top military rank


July 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been accorded the title of Marshal of the Korean People's Army, the country's top-most military rank, state-run news agency ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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Israel leaders misleading public on Iran: Ex-security chief


April 28th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) The former chief of Israel's domestic intelligence agency has accused the country's leadership of "misleading" the public on the merits of a possible military strike on ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily takes army to task


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has influenced the direction of the state "far beyond its official remit" and treated all other institutions as subordinate, said a leading daily. ... Read more...

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US Navy rescues 13 Iranians from Somali pirates


January 7th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) Despite the prevailing diplomatic tension between the two countries, the US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian hostages held by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea.A total ... Read more...

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Kayani refused to take away Lakhvi’s mobile: report


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani rejected a US request to take away the cell phone Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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‘Link between Meghalaya rebel group, student activists’


September 4th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 4 (IANS) The Meghalaya Police Sunday unearthed links between the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels and the influential Garo Student's Union activists in Meghalaya, an official said.The ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels’ military chief killed


July 29th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, July 29 (IANS) Libyan rebels' military chief Abdel Fattah Younes was Thursday killed in an attack by Muammar Gaddafi's forces, Xinhua reported.Opposition leader Moustafa Abdel-Jalil confirmed the death at ... Read more...

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Chinese military chief to visit U.S. in May


April 27th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr. 27 (ANI): The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Chen Bingde, will visit the United States in May."I will visit the United States next ... Read more...

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‘Egyptian military accused of using divide and conquer strategy in run up to reform’


February 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 17(ANI): The Egyptian military, which took direct control of the country for what it insists will be a maximum of six months before restoring civilian rule, has been accused of ... Read more...

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Musharraf and his men behind Bhutto killing: Pakistani scribe


February 17th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) All those in the Pakistan establishment led by former president General Pervez Musharraf who feared losing power following the return of Benazir Bhutto wanted ... Read more...

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Bahrain king phones Egyptian military chief


February 15th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, Feb 15 (IANS) Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa al-Khalifa has telephoned the head of Egypt's ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, a day after 14 people were injured in ... Read more...

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Egyptian military’s role in rendering support to ‘people or Govt’ is doubtful: Analysts


January 29th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Jan 29 (ANI): Egyptian Political analysts are finding it difficult to predict what role the armed forces would play in either suppressing the disturbances or easing President Hosni Mubarak from power."Are ... Read more...

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China’s stealth fighter based on US nighthawk


January 24th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The new stealth fighter developed by China is based on the technology used in the US-made Nighthawk jet which was shot down over Serbia during the 1999 Kosovo ... Read more...

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Colombia closes 56 illegal gold mines


January 18th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian authorities over the past four months have closed 56 illegal gold mines and arrested 573 people, a police report stated.The report released Monday said that "46 illegal ... Read more...

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Taseer’s killer must be punished: Musharraf


January 16th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Condemning the killing of Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the killer must be punished."The assassination of Taseer was wrong and ... Read more...

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Musharraf says his party is prepared for early Pak polls


January 4th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Jan 4 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said his newly formed party is prepared for possible early elections.His comments came at a time when the federal government in ... Read more...

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Drug lord described as `murderer of murderers’ killed


December 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday that ruthless drug lord Pedro Guerrero, alias "Cuchillo" (knife), was killed last week in a clash with police. Santos described Guerrero ... Read more...

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New Zealand threatened Fiji’s military chief with ‘loss of family access’ over coup


December 25th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 25 (ANI): Secret US diplomatic cables leaked by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that New Zealand had threatened Fiji's military chief Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife with the loss ... Read more...

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Suspense prevails over abducted Meghalaya official


November 24th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 24 (IANS) Suspense prevailed over the release of an abducted Meghalaya official and his driver, kidnapped by Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Sep 30, as police and his family ... Read more...

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Musharraf casts himself as viable alternative in Pakistan


November 13th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said he can provide "a viable alternative" in the country's politics, claiming his 350,000 online "fans" on Facebook as a ... Read more...

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Canadian Tamils support former Sri Lankan army chief


October 9th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Throwing their support behind their former tormentor and army chief Sarath Fonseka, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail last week, the Sri Lankan Tamil ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebel group offers help to rescue abducted official


October 7th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 7 (IANS) Meghalaya's outlawed Garo militant outfit, A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) Thursday offered its assistance to police in rescuing a transport official kidnapped by members of another Garo outfit. ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister axed for criticizing military, Supreme Court


September 26th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production Abdul Qayyum Jatoi was shown the door Sunday following his outburst against the armed forces and the Supreme Court chief ... Read more...

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Myanmar military chief on goodwill visit to India


July 25th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 25 (DPA) Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Than Shwe departed Sunday for a goodwill visit to India at the invitation of the Indian president, officials confirmed. Than Shwe departed Naypyitaw ... Read more...

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Kishenji aide, three other Maoists arrested


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Four top Maoists, including one who was wanted for the 2007 killing of Jharkhand MP Sunil Mahato and is a close aide of rebel leader Kishenji, were arrested ... Read more...

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Fiji military chief says he might delay promised elections


July 13th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 13 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman, Voreqe Bainimarama, said Tuesday that he might postpone elections he promised to hold in 2014 because of what he called constant interference in his country's ... Read more...

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General McChrystal Willing To Resign Over Comments To ‘Rolling Stone’


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): General Stanley McChrystal is the powerful commandant of the American battle against the terroristic Taliban in Afghanistan. He has purportedly presented an offer to give ... Read more...

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How Israel offered to sell South Africa nukes revealed


May 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear ... Read more...

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US asks Pak to move quickly against militants in North Waziristan


May 9th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 9 (ANI): The United States is piling up immense pressure on Pakistan to take on the militants having terror training camps in the country's ungoverned north western region, ... Read more...

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Soldiers briefly seized Guinea Bissau premier, army chief (Lead)


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon/Dakar, April 1 (DPA) Dissident soldiers Thursday seized the armed forces chief of Guinea Bissau and also briefly detained the prime minister, diplomatic sources in the west African nation said. Prime Minister Carlos ... Read more...

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Guinea Bissau premier, military chief seized by soldiers


April 1st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, April 1 (DPA) Dissident soldiers seized the prime minister and armed forces chief of Guinea Bissau Thursday in an apparent coup in the West African nation, the Portuguese news agency Lusa ... Read more...

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