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Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile


September 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The Pakistani military on Monday said it has successfully test-fired a short-range cruise missile which includes stealth features and is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. It comes ... Read more...

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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... Read more...

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No hostility for Turkey: Syria (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 24 (IANS) A day after shooting down a Turkish military plane which penetrated Syrian territorial waters, Syrian government has said it holds no hostility towards Turkey despite its ... Read more...

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Syria admits shooting down Turkish warplane


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 23 (IANS) Syria Saturday confirmed having shot down a Turkish fighter jet which had entered the Syrian airspace earlier Friday.A Turkish fighter jet had penetrated the ... Read more...

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Hope fades for 138 missing in Pakistan avalanche


April 11th, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of rescue workers continued to search Tuesday for more than 130 people who were buried by a large avalanche in a mountainous area of northern Pakistan ... Read more...

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Russia places order for 30 fighter aircraft


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defense ministry has signed an order with aircraft-maker Irkut for 30 Su-30SM multirole fighter aircraft, a military spokesperson said Thursday."According to the contract, the ... Read more...

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Two die as planes collide in Argentina


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) Two people were killed Monday when their small aircraft collided with an Argentine air force plane over the city of Mercedes, a military spokesperson said. ... Read more...

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No decision on cutting US military trainers in Pakistan


April 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): No decisions have been made on cutting down the number of American military trainers in Pakistan as yet, but Washington is in discussions with Islamabad on this issue, a ... Read more...

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Mine threats after flood waters recede in Sri Lanka


January 17th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by BNO News
COLOMBO (BNO NEWS) - Sri Lanka's military and the United Nations on Sunday warned of the threat posed by unexploded mines which are surfacing now flood waters are receding, the Sunday Times ... Read more...

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‘Left-out-Pak’ desperate for role in ongoing Afghan-Taliban reconciliation talks


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 22(ANI): Pakistan has claimed that there has been no communication from the United States or Afghanistan about the ongoing reconciliation talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.Pakistan's chief ... Read more...

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Israeli drone crashes in the Gaza strip


October 21st, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- An Israeli drone crashed on Thursday in northern Gaza and was later recovered by a military unit, the Israeli military said.According to a military spokesperson, the unmanned plane, ... Read more...

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61 killed in Iraq attacks (Fourth Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (DPA) At least 61 people were killed and more than 180 injured in a series of attacks across Iraq Wednesday, mainly bomb blasts targeting police stations. A member of parliament ... Read more...

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Terror attack feared during Amarnath Yatra


June 26th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 26 (IANS) Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir fear a possible terror strike during the Amarnath pilgrimage commencing July 1. The concern was voiced at a meeting of the core group ... Read more...

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43 militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal region


June 22nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 43 militants and four soldiers were killed in a clash in the Pakistani tribal region of Orakzai near the Afghan border, a military spokesperson said ... Read more...

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Saudi army officer held in Iraq for World Cup terror plot


May 17th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 17 (DPA) A Saudi army officer was arrested in Iraq Monday for past attacks and for involvement in an alleged Al Qaeda plot targeting the World Cup events in South ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s ex-army commander appears before military court


March 16th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 16 (DPA) Sri Lanka's former army commander, retired general Sarath Fonseka, appeared before a military tribunal Tuesday on charges of high treason, defence authorities said. Military spokesperson Major General Prasad Samarasinghe ... Read more...

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Sixth Lanka presidential elections concludes


January 26th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan. 26 (ANI): The sixth presidential elections in Sri Lanka and the first in the post-LTTE era ended on Tuesday evening at 4 p.m. local time.The polls evoked an enthusiastic response ... Read more...

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2 ULFA leaders arrested on Bangladesh border by BSF


November 6th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 6 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have detained two senior United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leaders along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura, officials said here Friday. "Top ULFA functionaries ... Read more...

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Two top ULFA leaders arrested in Bangladesh


November 5th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 5 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), an influential separatist group has claimed that two of its top leaders were arrested in Bangladesh and then handed over ... Read more...

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No factual basis to Pak allegations of India funding Taliban: Nirupama Rao


November 4th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.4 (ANI): Rubbishing Pakistan's allegations that India is providing arms to the Taliban in South Waziristan, New Delhi has said that there is no truth in these accusations.Speaking ... Read more...

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Dialogue with Pakistan only after anti-terror action: India


November 4th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Any meaningful dialogue with Pakistan was "realistically possible" only after it dismantled the infrastructure of terrorism on its soil, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Wednesday while ... Read more...

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Indian terror link proof yet to be given to New Delhi: Pakistan


November 4th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The evidence of Indian arms, bombs and medicines being found in South Waziristan, where the Pakistani army is battling the Taliban, was yet to be handed over ... Read more...

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India rebutts Pakistan’s allegations of funding terror


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India Tuesday refuted Pakistan's accusation that it was instigating trouble in the neighbouring country and rejected any connection with its internal developments. "We have absolutely nothing to ... Read more...

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Pak claims ‘concrete’ proof of India’s involvement in Waziristan


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.3 (ANI): Notwithstanding US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's clarifications that there was not sufficient evidence to prove India's involvement in terror activities inside Pakistan's territory, Pakistan Information Minister Qamar ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s stance over KL Bill ‘unchanged’


October 25th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.25 (ANI): Despite the Obama Administration's massive efforts to allay the widespread discontent surrounding the Kerry Lugar Bill, the Pakistan Army's stance on the controversial legislation remains unchanged.Sources said that ... Read more...

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Two US soldiers killed in landmine blast in Philippines


September 29th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 29 (Xinhua) Two US servicemen and Filipino marine soldier in southern Philippines were killed Tuesday when their Hummer jeep hit a landmine, an official said. Two people were wounded in ... Read more...

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American soldier killed in helicopter crash in Iraq


September 20th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by BNO News
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq (BNO NEWS) – One American soldier was killed and several others were injured when their helicopter went down at a U.S. base in Iraq on Saturday evening, ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s ‘close links’ with Taliban laid bare by CNN report


July 11th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 11 (ANI): The Pakistan Army was caught unaware on Friday when a media report claimed that it has declared that it could contact the Taliban to broker a ceasefire ... Read more...

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Taliban claims capture of US soldier


July 2nd, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 2 (ANI): A Taliban commander told CBS News Thursday that militants had captured one U.S. soldier and three Afghan nationals in Paktika province, near the Pakistani border.A U.S. ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran’s body cremated


May 22nd, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 22 (ANI): The Sri Lankan military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanyakkara said that LTTE Supremo Prabhakaran's body was cremated in Mullaithivu on Wednesday.According to the military, his body was treated ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 civilians held hostage by LTTE rescued: Sri Lanka


May 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan troops have rescued more than 10,000 civilians held hostage by the Tamil Tigers in a small strip of land on the island's north, the defence ministry ... Read more...

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751 Taliban killed; Britain, France back Pakistan’s war on terror (Night Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New York, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 Taliban have been in the security forces' operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military said, as Britain and France Tuesday fully backed Islamabad ... Read more...

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751 Taliban killed, heliborne troops land in Swat (Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 insurgents have been killed in the security forces' operation in Pakistan's troubled northwest, the military said Tuesday, on a day when heliborne troops landed ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to ensure safety of Tamil civilians (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patna, April 21 (IANS) With the Sri Lankan Army stepping up offensive against the LTTE that has vowed never to surrender, India Tuesday conveyed its concerns and appealed to Colombo ... Read more...

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Over 49,000 flee LTTE-held area as deadline to surrender ends (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Men, women and children, some sick and some too old to even walk... It was a mass exodus from the Tamil Tigers held area in Sri Lanka's north ... Read more...

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