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US drone strike kills 4 in northwest Pakistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others injured on Saturday morning when a US drone launched attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North ... Read more...

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61 militants killed in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (IANS) A total of 61 Taliban militants have been killed in military operations carried out by Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops in the last 24 ... Read more...

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Putin backs importing foreign military technology


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of purchasing certain types of military technology from abroad to satisfy specific and urgent needs of the ... Read more...

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UN: Syrian children detained, tortured and used as human shields


June 13th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Pro-government forces in Syria have detained, tortured and used young children as human shields during the ongoing conflict, which is now being called a civil war by ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Yemen


June 11th, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Aden, June 11 (IANS) At least nine militants were killed after Yemeni army clashed with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists Sunday in Abyan province.The clashes occurred between the ... Read more...

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Gen Bikram Singh assumes command of Indian Army (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Gen Bikram Singh, an infantryman, Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army, bringing to an end the controversial 26 month tenure of ... Read more...

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16 militants killed in Afghanistan


May 29th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 29 (IANS) Sixteen Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Tuesday.Raids were carried out in nearly a dozen provinces including Kabul, ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants killed


May 28th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) Over 20 Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched ... 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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Will support Indian military action against pirates: Somali leader


May 15th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostage, the African country's Puntland state backs military operations to rescue ... Read more...

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Over 50 rebels killed in Blue Nile state: Sudanese army


April 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, April 22 (IANS) The Sudanese army Sunday claimed to have killed over 50 cadres and arrested 17 others from the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Northern Sector (SPLM-N) and ... Read more...

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100,000 people displaced in Pakistan this year


March 31st, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 31 (IANS) Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High ... Read more...

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Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks


March 13th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for talks with the country's Defence Minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev."The agenda of the talks is ... Read more...

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Karzai condemns, US saddened over Afghan killings (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kabul/Washington, March 11 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Sunday strongly condemned the killing of 16 civilians, including nine children and three women by a US soldier in Kandahar province.Five others ... 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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70,000 killed in Iraq between 2004-2011


February 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 29 (IANS/AKI) Terrorism and other acts of violence killed almost 70,000 people in Iraq in eight years between April 2004 and December 2011, the government said Wednesday."These figures ... Read more...

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Seven die in Afghanistan blast


February 28th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 28 (IANS) Seven civilians, including three children, were killed in a blast in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, authorities said Tuesday."Seven civilians were killed when a ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan wants US out of Manas airbase in 2014


February 21st, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan has reiterated that the US must withdraw all its troops from the Manas airbase in the country when the current lease agreement expires ... Read more...

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Army chief reviews Kashmir border security


February 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh reviewed the security along the border with Pakistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and China in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Obama sees no basis for Iranian attack on US


February 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has said he saw no basis for rumours that Iran may be planning an attack on the US."We don't see ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for scribe’s murder


January 19th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they have shot dead a local journalist working for an American radio network in northwest Pakistan.Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said it ... Read more...

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US set fire to equipment before leaving Pakistan airbase


December 12th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) US personnel set fire to all their redundant equipment before vacating Pakistan's Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, an official said.The US ... Read more...

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No talks with Taliban: Rehman Malik


December 12th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The government would not hold talks with Pakistani Taliban, which is responsible for a string of terror attacks, until the terrorists surrender, said Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Three Afghan Taliban killed, 32 held


December 11th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Three Taliban insurgents were killed and 32 arrested during a series of joint military operations carried out in various Afghan provinces over the last 24 ... Read more...

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US to meet deadline for vacating airbase: Pakistan


December 8th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) The US will vacate the Shamsi airbase as per the deadline given by the government, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Malik said here Wednesday: "We are ... Read more...

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US starts vacating Pakistani airbase


December 4th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Sunday began to pull out from the Shamsi airbase that had been used to launch drone attacks, a move that came after Pakistan ... Read more...

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India mulling naval protocol to prevent skirmishes at sea


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In the light of some incidents involving warships from Pakistan and China, India is considering a protocol on the lines of the Cold War era ... Read more...

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Pakistani officials refuse to visit NATO in Brussels


December 1st, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Government officials of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Thursday turned down an invitation to visit the NATO headquarters in Brussels in protest against the killing of ... Read more...

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NATO strikes an act of blatant aggression: Pakistan Army


November 30th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) The NATO air strikes on Pakistani checkposts were an "unprovoked act of blatant aggression" as the coalition was informed that it was an army check-post that ... Read more...

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Kishanji: The media-savvy cold-blooded rebel (Profile)


November 25th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Tall and slim, the AK-47 assault rifle wielding Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji was the field general and media savvy leader of the banned Maoists. He ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban hold peace talks


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a string of terror attacks across the country, have said they have held initial peace talks with the government, but ... Read more...

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4 security men killed in Pakistan rocket attack


November 5th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) At least four security personnel were killed and five others injured in a rocket attack launched Saturday by unknown militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of ... Read more...

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Can’t dismiss Imran Khan as also-ran: Daily


October 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) The massive turnout at Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf rally in Lahore shows that it is no longer possible to dismiss the former cricket star as "some ... Read more...

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US doesn’t have permission for drone strikes: Gilani


October 30th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has categorically said no permission has been given to the US to launch drone strikes inside Pakistan's territory."There is ... Read more...

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Will work with India to rebuild Libya: France


October 21st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe Friday said NATO's military operations in Libya will soon end with the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and called for joint ... Read more...

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