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India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame


August 31st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Signalling an upswing in its "Connect Central Asia policy", India is gearing up to roll out the red carpet for longtime Tajik leader Emomalii ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar taunts US, Britain


August 18th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Taliban leader Mullah Omar, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, has spoken out against the US and Britain by saying the "invading enemy" will ... Read more...

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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar talking peace with US


January 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in ... Read more...

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Afghan MP among 20 killed in attack on funeral


December 26th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by BNO News
TALOQAN, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday. A member of parliament was ... Read more...

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Zardari’s secret memo promised to punish Mumbai attackers


November 18th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's alleged secret memo to a top US military leader promised a new Pakistani national security leadership that would work with ... Read more...

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Jehadis want an India-Pakistan nuke war: Hiro


November 16th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Islamists want to see a nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan but jehadi appeal in India is waning because Muslims in the country believe ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar urges Taliban not to hurt civilians


November 5th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 5 (IANS) The elusive Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has urged his fighters not to hurt civilians while continuing the war against NATO-led forces in Afghanistan."Our ... Read more...

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US can negotiate with Mullah Omar: Hillary Clinton


October 28th, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The United States would be willing to negotiate with Afghanistan's Taliban leader Mullah Omar if he met conditions that have been laid out, Secretary of ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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Taliban co-founder tipped off US on Osama hideout: Report


May 30th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) A Taliban leader tipped-off the US about where Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, a media report here said.The mirror.co.uk cited secret papers ... Read more...

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India to take up Headley disclosures with Pakistan


May 26th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) In the wake of fresh disclosures by Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley, India said Wednesday it will take up with Pakistan the issue ... Read more...

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Taliban denies Mullah Omar is dead (Night Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The Taliban's legendary one-eyed leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, Afghan officials and media said Monday, only to backtrack hours later. The Pakistani ... Read more...

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Karachi attack shows Pakistan a troubled state: Chidambaram (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Conveying its sadness over the loss of lives in a terror attack on a Pakistani Navy base in Karachi, India Monday said the incident ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? Taliban denies it (Fourth Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) One-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban were quick to deny this ... Read more...

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Pakistan a troubled state, sorry about Karachi attack: Chidambaram


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Expressing his sympathy for the lives lost in the terror attack at a naval base in Pakistan's port city Karachi, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? No, says Taliban (Third Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The legendary one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Pakistani Taliban promptly denied it."Mullah Omar ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar dead? Taliban says no (Second Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) One-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in Pakistan, an Afghan TV channel said Monday. The Taliban promptly denied this."Mullah Omar was killed on ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban denies killing of Mullah Omar (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Monday said that news reports stating that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar had been killed in Pakistan were not true, Geo ... Read more...

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Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed?


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 23 (IANS) Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, Xinhua cited a private television channel as stating Monday."Mullah Omar was killed on way ... Read more...

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Osama death could be ‘game changer’ for Afghanistan: US


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could be a "game changer" for US military efforts in Afghanistan, according to US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Osama near Abbottabad, Kabul told Islamabad four years back


May 6th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Afghan intelligence had told Islamabad nearly four years back that the most hunted Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in an area near ... Read more...

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‘US sees bin-Laden’s killing a chance to end Afghan war’


May 4th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The Obama administration is trying to use Osama bin-Laden's death to accelerate a negotiated settlement with the Taliban and bring an end to the Afghan war, an ... Read more...

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After Osama, it should be Mullah Omar’s turn: Italy (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 2 (IANS) Hailing the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden as "a great victory" for the international community, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Monday said ... Read more...

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Italy terms Osama killing a ‘great victory’


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Monday hailed the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden as "a great victory" for the international community."This is ... Read more...

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When Pakistan denied Osama was in Pakistan


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) As late as six months ago, Pakistan vehemently denied that Osama bin Laden was hiding in its territory.An unnamed NATO official said Oct 18, ... Read more...

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US should re-serve 9/11-like ultimatum to Pak to crack down on terror: WSJ


April 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): Pakistan needs to be served an ultimatum by the United States on the same lines as the warning given to it immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks, a ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban issues video of ISI spy’s execution


February 20th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban released a video Saturday of the shooting of a former officer of the country's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), who was kidnapped from ... Read more...

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Former Taliban member visits UK for secret insurgency-ending talks


February 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A former senior Taliban member who is said to be in close contact with the group's leader Mullah Omar, is reportedly in Britain for insurgency ending negotiations. ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army, Afghan Taliban reject report about Mullah Omar’s surgery in Karachi


January 20th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): The Pakistan Army has dismissed the report about Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar's surgery in Karachi with the help of Pakistan's spy agency as "unfounded and concocted"."An ISPR ... Read more...

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ISI sheltering Afghan Taliban leadership in Karachi under secret programme: Report


January 20th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Most of the Afghan Taliban frontier leadership had reportedly been sheltered in Karachi under a Pakistani security establishment's secret programme, the 'New Karachi Project', according to a newspaper ... Read more...

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Afghan peace efforts: OIC likely to invite Taliban ‘as observers’ to March summit


January 20th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): In an effort to find a negotiated settlement to the Afghan imbroglio, the Taliban leadership is likely to be invited as observers to an Organisation of Islamic Conference ... Read more...

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Report about Mullah Omar’s surgery in Pakistan has “no basis whatsoever”: Haqqani


January 20th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19(ANI): The report that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar had a heart surgery in a Karachi hospital with the assistance of Pakistan's spy agency has "no basis whatsoever", Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar treated for heart attack in Karachi hospital with Pak spy agency ISI’s help


January 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18(ANI): Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar was treated for several days in a Karachi hospital with the assistance of Pakistan's spy agency after he suffered a heart attack on ... Read more...

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Kashmiri jihadis won’t run out of money: Osama bin Laden


December 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden reportedly pledged his support to jihadis fighting in Jammu and Kashmir and said they will "not run short of funds", reveal ... Read more...

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