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US sanctions eight key figures of LeT


August 31st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) The US Thursday imposed sanctions on eight key figures of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based terrorist group with alleged links to the Taliban, the Haqqani ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... Read more...

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Brazilian warplanes’ flyby shatters windows


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 3 (IANS/EFE) A flyby staged over the weekend by Brazilian warplanes during a flag ceremony in Brasilia shattered windows in several public buildings, including the Supreme Court, the ... Read more...

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France urges new Syria sanctions


June 14th, 2012 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France will ask the US and its European Union partners to impose new sanctions against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily lauds chief justice for not sparing son


June 8th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The superior judiciary in Pakistan has "really come into its own", a Pakistani daily said Friday over Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's suo motu notice ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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Medvedev replaces Russian Navy commander


May 7th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the commander of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.He has now appointed Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov for the position, ... Read more...

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Medvedev sacks Russian Air Force commander


April 27th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked Air Force Commander Colonel-General Alexander Zelin and dismissed him from military service, the Kremlin said Friday.Zelin, 59, had been ... Read more...

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Chile officials to be charged for botched tsunami alert


February 11th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Eight people in Chile, including a former minister, would be charged with failing to issue a proper tsunami alert after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit the ... Read more...

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Indian military team’s China visit is on


January 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The visit of an Indian military delegation to China is on, though scaled down, even as a visa was denied to an Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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China sparks row, denies visa to IAF officer from Arunachal


January 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) China has denied a visa to an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer from Arunachal Pradesh, sparking a row close on the heels of a controversy ... Read more...

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Pakistan military official meets Zardari


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), to discuss crucial issues related to the ... Read more...

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Indian Army troops to get hi-tech shelters by 2012


October 13th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Several thousand Indian Army soldiers posted in rugged mountain terrain of Jammu and Kashmir along the borders with Pakistan and China will now be able ... Read more...

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Hold talks with the Taliban, says Pakistani daily


September 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) The solution to the current US-Pakistan stalemate is to bring the Taliban and "therefore the Haqqanis" to the table for talks, said a Pakistani daily ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants stronger ties with Saudi Arabia: Zardari


September 27th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari said that Pakistan valued its close bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia as ISI chief Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha left for that country ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan ties have hit new low: Daily


September 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The US-Pakistan ties have plunged to a new low following an accusation that ISI supported the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, said a Pakistani daily Tuesday.The News International ... Read more...

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Gilani musters political support as US ties deteriorate


September 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has convened an all-Party conference here Thursday to devise a future course of action as Islamabad's ties with Washington deteriorated ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief goes to Saudi Arabia


September 26th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha left for Saudi Arabia Monday as Islamabad-Washington ties became strained over an accusation that ISI supported the Al-Qaeda-linked ... Read more...

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Haqqani network was once CIA’s blue-eyed boy: Khar


September 26th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) The Haqqani network, which the US now holds responsible for recent attacks on the US embassy in Kabul, was the "blue-eyed boy" of the CIA for ... Read more...

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Gilani calls back Khar from US (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday called back Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar from the US amid strained ties with Washington following an accusation that ... Read more...

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CAG slams military, political leadership for Adarsh scam


August 9th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's former military commanders and sections of the political leadership and bureaucracy have come in for sharp criticism from the government's chief auditor for usurping ... Read more...

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Gilani tells Karzai about militant activity along border


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called up Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and expressed Pakistan's concern over militant activity along the border between their two ... Read more...

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GITMO detainees were radicalised in London to attack Western targets


April 26th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 26 (ANI): At least 35 terrorists incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay were indoctrinated by extremist preachers in Britain to fight against the West, secret files obtained by The Daily Telegraph can ... Read more...

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Low American support for Obama’s management of Afghan war: Poll


April 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's management of the Afghanistan war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The poll covering 1,001 adults, showed 49 ... Read more...

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NATO aiding divided rebel force in Libya


April 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Apr 20(ANI): As the world community scrambles to provide humanitarian aid to Libya, it has been revealed that NATO is aiding a divided force that cannot agree on who its ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels should be armed to prevent Islamic extremists takeover: Ex-UK defence chief


April 17th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 17 (ANI): Former head of the UK's armed forces Lord Dannatt has said that arms and ammunitions should be provided to Libyan rebels who are fighting against the regime ... Read more...

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US-Pak military commanders in talks following damning White House report on terror


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): Military commanders from Pakistan and the United States will make yet another effort on Thursday to mend their bilateral ties, which were served another blow by a new White ... Read more...

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Sons want to remove Gaddafi as Libya’s leader, favour transition government


April 4th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Apr. 4 (ANI): Two of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar el-Gaddafi's sons have said that they are ready to convicne their father to quit and make way for a transition government ... Read more...

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Brit soldiers serving in Libya, Afghanistan could face redundancies


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Britain's military commanders from the Army and Navy have been told to inform soldiers and sailors currently serving in Afghanistan and Libya that they could be among the 2000 ... Read more...

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Taliban abduct dozens of alleged Afghan police recruits


March 28th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 28 (ANI): Afghan officials have claimed that Taliban insurgent groups have abducted dozens of men who tried to join the police force in the north-eastern parts of the country. ... Read more...

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Three top Yemen generals join opposition against President Saleh


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 22 (ANI): Three top generals of Yemen, including Major General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, have thrown their support behind the protesters, as have several ambassadors and diplomats.The withdrawal of support ... Read more...

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‘Anti-Americanism’ poses bigger challenge for Pak Army than Taliban


March 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Nizh Narai (Pakistan), Mar 17(ANI): Fighting 'anti-Americanism' that prevails among Ahmedzai Wazir tribes in South Waziristan is more challenging for the Pakistan Army than taking on the Taliban in the region ... Read more...

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US walking away from Pakistan to have “quite dire consequences”: Clinton


March 11th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned America against walking away from Pakistan, reminding that the consequences of abandoning the country had always been disastrous.After talking about Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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US drone attacks Pak making women, kids “psychologically ill”: Tribal council


March 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wana, Mar 9(ANI): A grand jirga of Ahmedzai Wazirs has demanded an immediate end to the US drone campaign against local and foreign militants on Pakistani soil, saying that the strikes are ... Read more...

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US army general apologizes for Afghanistan air strike


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): US Army General David Petraeus has apologized for an air strike in Afghanistan that killed nine civilians, after Afghan law makers warned that such raids was hampering efforts ... Read more...

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