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NATO to continue military pressure on Haqqani network

November 3rd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 3 (IANS) The NATO will continue applying pressure on the Haqqani network and stop it from launching attacks on the alliance's soldiers and on the Afghan population, ... Read more...

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Obama, Berlusconi agree to raise pressure on Gaddafi

April 26th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have agreed to increase military pressure on Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces, the ... 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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Hillary Clinton warns Taliban to cut ties with Al-Qaeda

February 19th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.19 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned the Taliban to cut ties with al-Qaeda or face increased military pressure from the United States and its allies.In a ... Read more...

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Taliban ready for peace talks in Afghanistan

January 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Senior commanders of terror outfit Taliban may enter peace talks to end the insurgency in Afghanistan, a media report said.Afghan president Hamid Karzai has offered to hold ... Read more...

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LeT, TTP among insurgents teaming up to counter security forces in Pak, Afghanistan

December 29th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Increased cooperation among insurgent factions is being reported inside both Afghanistan and Pakistan, as US and NATO officials said they had seen evidence of loose cooperation among ... Read more...

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‘Stepped-up military operations only way to bring Afghan Taliban to negotiating table’

November 17th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 17 (ANI): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that stepped-up military operations on the ground might be the only way to bring Afghan insurgents to the negotiating ... Read more...

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‘UK-US could start Afghan troop withdrawn next year, end combat role by 2015′

November 4th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 3 (ANI): Helmand governor, Gulab Mangal has said that Britain and the US could start withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan next year and end their combat role by 2015. ... Read more...

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‘Pak Army ‘plotting overthrow’ of PPP-led government over lack of governance’

August 14th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/London, Aug 14(ANI): Experts have said that the Pakistan government faces the threat of a political unrest or even military takeover following its shoddy response to the humanitarian and economic disaster caused ... Read more...

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India ‘pleased’ with Obama’s AfPak focus on Taliban, Al Qaeda

December 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after US President Barack Obama announced a troop surge in Afghanistan, India Wednesday said it was "pleased" that military pressure on the Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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India hails Obama’s decision to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan

December 2nd, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.2 (ANI) India on Wednesday hailed the U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to increase troops in Afghanistan.Addressing reporters on the sidelines of an event in the national capital, Minister ... Read more...

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Britain suggests Taliban reintegration, BBC sites leaked memo

November 13th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) British officials have proposed the Afghan government reconcile with senior Taliban leaders and have them removed from an international sanctions list, the BBC reported Friday. The leaked ... Read more...

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Zardari, Brown discuss counter-terrorism

August 28th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Friday met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss counter-terrorism strategies. A Downing Street spokesman said that security in the border area ... Read more...

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Miliband urges NATO members to change Afghan policy, talk with Taliban

July 27th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, July 27 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has urged NATO members to change strategies on Afghanistan in a bid to facilitate talks with moderate elements of the Taliban.In ... Read more...

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Mexican drug smugglers stuffed cocaine inside frozen sharks

June 17th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): The Mexican Navy has seized over a ton of cocaine stuffed inside frozen sharks by smugglers.Military pressure is forcing drug gangs to go to greater lengths to conceal ... Read more...

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N. Korea’s nuclear defiance may embolden Iran, Israelis worry

June 1st, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, June 1 (ANI): Israel is bracing for a fallout from the nuclear and missile tests conducted by North Korea."If the Americans can't show credibility on North Korea, then they won't ... Read more...

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FARC leader is ill but not dying: Colombia

February 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Feb 22 (IANS) Colombia has dismissed the report that the country's rebel guerrilla group chief is dying of serious illness in southern forests, EFE reported Saturday. US newspaper El Nuevo Herald ... Read more...

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Suspected Tamil rebels attack civilians in Sri Lanka

January 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 19 (DPA) At least two civilians were hacked to death, three injured and four more remain missing after Tamil rebels carried out an attack in the southern part of the ... Read more...

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Somali pirates bear striking resemblance to those in Blackbeards day

December 13th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): An anthropologist has said that the present day Somali pirates bear a striking resemblance to pirates in Blackbeards day in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.The ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka bus blast toll mounts - 26 dead, 64 wounded

April 26th, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 26 (IANS) Two seriously wounded passengers of a bus bombing Friday evening on the outskirts of the Sri Lanka capital succumbed to their injuries in hospital Saturday, taking ... Read more...

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EU urges Pak to resist contact with Al Qaeda

April 22nd, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, April 22 (ANI): Javier Solana, the foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU) today urged the Pakistan Government to resist contact with al Qaeda, as the latter was operating ... Read more...

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Russia will support Georgia’s breakaway regions: Putin

April 4th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 4 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will provide all necessary support and assistance to Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgia is ... Read more...

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Pakistanis angry over Americas continued support for Musharraf

February 29th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 29 (ANI): The Bush Administration wants to ensure military pressure is kept up on militants in the Pakistans tribal areas, but Washingtons continued support for President Pervez Musharraf risks deepening ... Read more...

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