militias

Colombian caught trying to board plane with grenade


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) A man was arrested when a grenade was found in his carry-on luggage as he tried to board a commercial flight in the southwestern Colombian city ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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Pakistan civil militias quit fight against Taliban


May 24th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Civilian resistance groups in northwest Pakistan have quit fighting against the Taliban due to lack of government support, a media report said Thursday.These groups were ... Read more...

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British journalists held for spying in Libya


March 14th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 14 (IANS) A Libyan militia has released a video of two British journalists held on suspicion of spying.Nicholas Davies-Jones and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson - working for Iran's English-language Press ... Read more...

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World leaders plan crackdown on Somali pirates


February 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) World leaders will gather here Thursday to plan a crackdown on Somali pirates. Special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius and "pirate prisons" are among measures ... Read more...

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German engineer abducted in Somalia


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 22 (IANS) A foreign national -- reportedly a German engineer working for the government -- has been abducted in Somalia, according to Xinhua.The incident took place in the ... Read more...

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Heavy fighting in central Somalia claims 30 lives


September 4th, 2011 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
GALKAYO, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 30 people were killed and dozens of others wounded after two days of heavy fighting in Somalia's Puntland region, local media reported on Saturday.Heavy fighting ... Read more...

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Pakistan lodges protest with Afghanistan over attacks


August 28th, 2011 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged a protest with Afghanistan over the cross-border raids by Taliban on seven Pakistani check posts that left 25 security personnel dead.The army ... Read more...

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Kids as suicide bombers matter of concern: Pakistani daily


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Children being used as suicide bombers was a matter of "deep concern", a leading Pakistani daily said Tuesday and warned that women and children being ... 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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Saleh to sacrifice ‘blood and soul’ to confront opponents


April 1st, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, April 1 (IANS) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has vowed to confront with his "blood and soul" the anti-government street protests being staged in the country seeking his resignation.Addressing ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda welcomes revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, questions the intentions of the West


March 30th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SANA'A (BNO NEWS) -- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Wednesday welcomed the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia but questioned the intentions of the Western world. It also expects that the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition leader to be arrested for war crimes


March 27th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal Sunday ordered the arrest of a former minister who, according to a charge-sheet, was involved in the killing of over 10,000 civilians ... Read more...

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Ten FARC members killed in army operation in southwestern Colombia


March 25th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
CHOCO, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten militants of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Thursday were killed during an Army operation in southwestern Colombia.According to El Tiempo ... Read more...

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Rebel Insider concedes weaknesses in Libya


March 24th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Mar. 24 (ANI): As they try to defeat Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces and militias, the opposition will have to rely on key ex-Libyans to define themselves.Those frank admissions came ... Read more...

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State of terror prevails in two Tripoli neighbourhoods


March 4th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli (Libya), Mar. 4 (ANI): A state of terror has seized two working class neighborhoods here, with residents reporting constant surveillance, searches of cars and even cell phones by militiamen armed with ... Read more...

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Libyan opposition seeks foreign intervention


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli, March 2 (IANS) Rebel leaders in eastern Libya have sought international military intervention to help topple the country's autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi, a media report said.They are seeking help ... Read more...

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Gaddafi won’t destroy oil wells, says his son


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 26 (IANS/AKI) Muammar Gaddafi would never destroy the country's oil wells -- its main source of wealth -- to quash the anti-government protests, the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam has ... Read more...

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23 protesters killed in Iraq’s ‘Day of Rage’


February 26th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed Friday as Iraq's newly-elected government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faced a massive protest amid calls for a "Day of Rage" ... Read more...

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US-funded militia to be expanded in Afghanistan’s Helmand province: Mangal


February 18th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18 (ANI): Golab Mangal, the Governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan, has said that the US-funded militia would be expanded in his province to strengthen its ongoing fight against ... Read more...

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Protesters gear up for massive rally in Libya (Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Feb 17 (IANS) Anti-government activists in Libya were gearing up Thursday to hold a massive rally in what they call a "Day of Rage" as two people were killed in ... Read more...

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Afghans fear creation of anti-Taliban militias could revive dreaded warlords


February 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Afghans fear that the dramatic build up of a controversial anti-Taliban militia could revive the country's detested warlords.The local defence program known as Interim Security Critical ... Read more...

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Drug lord described as `murderer of murderers’ killed


December 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday that ruthless drug lord Pedro Guerrero, alias "Cuchillo" (knife), was killed last week in a clash with police. Santos described Guerrero ... Read more...

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‘Pak military’s “dual policy” on terrorist safe havens an open invite to US incursions’


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 23 (ANI): The Pakistan Army must understand the limits to which the country can push its "dual policy" on terror sanctuaries existing on its soil, because continuing with this policy ... Read more...

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US army wants to expand raids in Pakistan


December 21st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) US military commanders in Afghanistan are pushing for more ground raids across the border into Pakistan's tribal areas, leading to a debate over the "controversial" proposal. The ... Read more...

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Now, Taliban extends reach to North Afghanistan


December 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec.16 (ANI): The roads heading south to Kabul and east to Tajikistan as well as north and west are no longer safe for Afghans, let alone Westerners, as the Taliban ... Read more...

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‘Cheated’ Anti-Taliban lashkars in Pak threaten to end support to govt in war on terror


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 10 (ANI): Anti-Taliban militias in Pakistan have threatened to withdraw their support to the government and police in the war on terror if their demands are not met within ... Read more...

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Shia militias helping Haqqani network evade US drone attacks, cross Pak-Afghan border


November 28th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 28 (ANI): Shia militias in Pakistan's tribal regions are helping the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network- one of the fiercest enemies of NATO- evade US drone attacks to cross safely ... Read more...

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Oz elite forces giving military training to Afghan warlord’s private army


October 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 29(ANI): Six fighters loyal to a notorious Afghan warlord have been flown to Australia to train with elite special forces as part of a covert strategy to strengthen military ... Read more...

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US army officers call Brit troop withdrawal from Basra in 2007 “a defeat”


September 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Senior American army officers have claimed that Britain's withdrawal of troops from Basra in Iraq in 2007 was a 'defeat,' which left the city 'terrorised' by militias.General ... Read more...

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Somali Islamists storm broadcaster


September 20th, 2010 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 20 (DPA) Fighters with Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab miliita stormed the headquarters of radio and TV broadcaster in the capital Mogadishu over the weekend, reported the online portal maareg.com Sunday. The rebels, ... Read more...

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Hezbollah chief praises Israeli border clash as ‘heroic’


August 4th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 4 (DPA) Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah described Tuesday the lethal border clash between the Lebanese army and the Israeli troops earlier as "heroic", and warned his militia would retaliate ... Read more...

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Israel should open Gaza crossings: EU


July 19th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem/Gaza City, July 19 (DPA) Israel should allow exports from the Gaza Strip, European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton said, as she toured the enclave Sunday and said the EU would continue ... Read more...

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Karzai agrees to creation of village defence force


July 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 15 (ANI): The Afghan government has approved a program to establish local defense forces that American military officials hope will help the country's remote areas thwart attacks by Taliban ... Read more...

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Militants kill six policemen in Afghanistan


July 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) Six policemen with the Afghan Border Police Force were killed as militants stormed their outpost in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, the local government said Sunday. "Armed militants stormed ... Read more...

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