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Brazil importing Spanish defence technology


August 24th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has begun to import Spanish defence training technology, a media report said Thursday.Simulators from Tecnobit, S.L., will be installed in Brazil at two training ... Read more...

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Russia seeks extradition of arms dealer from US


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Russia has handed to the US documents required by the country to consider the extradition of convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the Russian justice ministry ... Read more...

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‘Jindal got regular information about Mumbai from Headley’


July 5th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) While he was training 12 terrorists in Muridke in Pakistan for the 26/11 terror attack, Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jindal, the arrested Indian handler of ... Read more...

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Argentina may issue currency with Evita’s likeness


June 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Argentina may issue special bills bearing the likeness of Eva Duarte, also known as Evita, to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of ... Read more...

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Terrorist infiltration attempt foiled in Syria


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian military Saturday fought back an infiltration attempt by an armed group north of the port of Lattakia, the SANA news agency reported.Syrian servicemen ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily seeks impartial probe in drug scam


April 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Musa Gilani may have "curried favour" and been involved in wrongdoing but "only an impartial investigation can unearth the ... Read more...

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Spies create top NATO commander’s fake Facebook profile


March 13th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
London, March 12 (IANS) NATO's top commander has been embroiled in a major security alert after a fake Facebook account was opened under his name by "Chinese spies".Senior British ... Read more...

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Arrest Nasheed, says court as ex-president’s family flees (Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 9 (IANS) The crisis in the Maldives deepened Thursday with a court ordering the arrest of ousted president Mohamed Nasheed, who assured that he doesn't "want ... Read more...

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Bangladesh coup attempt foiled (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) An attempt to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government by engineering a coup by a group of military officers has been thwarted, the Bangladesh Army ... Read more...

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Bid to topple Bangladesh government foiled, claims army


January 19th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A bid to topple the Bangladeshi government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been foiled, the army said Thursday.The Bangladesh Army said efforts by ... Read more...

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Zardari hails Bhutto, recalls Simla pact


January 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari paid homage to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Thursday by recalling that the Simla pact he signed with India in 1972 led to ... Read more...

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Probe finds NATO strike in Pakistan unintentional


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A probe by the Pentagon has concluded that the NATO bombing on two Pakistani border posts last month was unintentional and stressed that "inadequate coordination" between ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s sovereignty must not be violated: Envoy


December 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan's sovereignty and independence should not be violated under any circumstances, Pakistan's Ambassador to China Masood Khan has said.Khan said Pakistan is committed to continuing cooperation ... Read more...

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The genesis of the Sukna land scam (To go with ‘Sukna scam: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service’)


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
A 71-acre civilian land, a tea estate adjacent to Sukna military station in Siliguri district of West Bengal and efforts by some military officers to transfer the land to a private ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief talks defence relations with Uzbekistan


November 19th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In keeping with its new focus on Central Asian nations, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh is on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan, where he ... Read more...

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Mexican interior minister killed in helicopter crash


November 12th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 12 (IANS) Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora was killed in a helicopter crash Friday, along with seven others, an official said. The victims included Blake's deputy Felipe ... Read more...

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Libya’s deposed leader Gaddafi captured: A profile


October 20th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Oct 20 (IANS) Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi has been captured. Here is a brief profile:Muammar Gaddafi was born to nomadic parents in the desert region of Sirte in ... Read more...

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‘India’s area of responsibility goes beyond Indian Ocean’


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India's area of responsibility stretches beyond the Indian Ocean region and the armed forces were building capabilities to meet security challenges well beyond the Gulf ... Read more...

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Algeria doesn’t permit Gaddafi regime officials to enter


September 5th, 2011 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Algiers, Sep 5 (IANS) A number of military and intelligence officers of the Muammar Gaddafi regime fled to Libya's border with Algeria, but their request for entry was turned down ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan’s intelligence, military at service of LeT’


June 10th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Rana's terrorism trial revealed the impunity with which officers in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and terrorists alike operate in Pakistan, according to ProPublica, ... Read more...

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UN tribunal sentences former Rwandan Army chief to 30 years in prison


May 18th, 2011 - 4:58 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Augustin Bizimungu, former Rwandan Army chief to 30 years in prison for committing many war crimes.Bizimungu was found guilty of ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s India focus behind failure to find Osama: envoy


May 5th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Pakistani Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani has suggested that it was neither complicity nor incompetence but Islamabad's focus on India that they failed to ... Read more...

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Pak highlights ’significant role’ in counter-terrorism efforts


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): After the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a secret US operation in Pakistan, the Pakistan government on Monday said it had played a "significant role" in ... Read more...

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Raid to kill Osama near Islamabad doesn’t bode well for Pak: US official


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): It would be hard for the Pakistani government to explain how slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could have been living in a high-profile residence "without their knowing", a ... Read more...

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Inside information led to shootout at Laden’s Pak fortress


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2(ANI): The operation to find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden began in earnest when the CIA learned that the world's most wanted terrorist was in a specific ... Read more...

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China disapproves of all acts beyond UNSC authorization


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 23 (ANI): A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman has said Beijing does not recognize any act that lies beyond the authorization of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).Hong Lei was responding ... Read more...

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Italy to send military instructors to help Libyan rebels


April 21st, 2011 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 21 (IANS) Italy would send 10 military instructors to help Libyan rebels in the battle against forces led by Muammar Gaddafi, Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa ... Read more...

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British-French ‘advisory’ team to visit Benghazi


April 19th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) In a move which may draw accusations of mission creep, a joint British-French military team of advisers is to be sent to Benghazi, the second largest ... Read more...

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Oz defence sexgate: Minister may order judicial inquiry


April 11th, 2011 - 8:16 am ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Apr.11 (ANI): Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith is considering an independent judicial inquiry into abuse and bastardisation at the Australian Defence Force Academy.Several serving senior military officers, whose names are ... Read more...

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Obama will have to sign 9/11 suspect Sheikh’s death warrant if military court says so


April 6th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 6 (ANI): US President Barack Obama will have to personally sign the death warrant for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed if the military tribunal he's going to face sentences ... Read more...

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Yemen’s top army generals join protesters


March 21st, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 21 (IANS) A group of Yemen's senior military officers, including General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, announced Monday he was joining the protesters against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Xinhua reported.Al-Ahmar ... Read more...

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Suleiman a key member of Egypt’s military council


February 12th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, whose key member is Vice President Omar Suleiman, was handed over power by Hosni Mubarak before he quit as president after ... Read more...

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Uncertainty over which way Egyptian military-led by Mubarak’s ‘poodle’ will swing


February 5th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 5(ANI): The loyalties of the 470,000-strong Egyptian military are currently unclear despite the turmoil in the country, US officials and experts have said."The biggest question for the Egyptian military ... Read more...

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Rumsfeld unapologetic about US going to war against Iraq


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): Sounding characteristically tough and defiant in his 800-page autobiography "Known and Unknown," former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic about his overall handling of the Iraq ... Read more...

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Cairo, Washington military relations face tests amid unrest in Egypt


January 30th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): In the wake of the current unrest in the country, Egyptian military that is built with billions of dollars in American technology and training, is facing the ... Read more...

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