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India to widen scope of cyber-security coordinator


August 28th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India is to widen the scope of its cyber-security coordinator in the wake of incendiary internet data that swept the country earlier this month ... Read more...

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Czech military to reduce officers to save money


August 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, Aug 9 (IANS) The Czech military is to reduce the number of officers at its headquarters to slim down the command structure and reduce costs, Deputy Defence Minister Jiri ... Read more...

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Iran rejects foreign intervention in Syria


August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 8 (IANS) Iran has dismissed the idea of foreign intervention in violence-ridden Syria, Xinhua reported.On Tuesday, the visiting secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, stressed ... Read more...

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US assures India of full probe into gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The United States has assured India of a full investigation into the killings at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin, India's ambassador to Washington Nirupama Rao ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurudwara killing (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India has termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting in a gurudwara in Wisconsin Sunday in which six people were killed and said it ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurdwara shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India got in touch with US authorities and Sikh community groups started emergency response to Sunday's shooting attack on a Wisconsin gurdwara as messages of ... Read more...

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7 killed, 3 critically hurt in shooting at US gurudwara (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A gunman killed six people and left three others critically wounded in an attack on worshippers at a Sikh gurudwara (temple) in a Wisconsin suburb Sunday ... Read more...

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7 killed in shooting at US gurudwara


August 6th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) A shooting at a Sikh gurudwara (temple) in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee, Sunday, left six persons dead and one gunman killed by a ... Read more...

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Istanbul to host next Iran n-talks


June 20th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) New talks over Iran's nuclear energy between Tehran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (Group 5+1) will be held in ... Read more...

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Russia warns against unilateral sanctions on Iran


June 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran, and wants action based on UN resolutions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We are against any forcible action ... Read more...

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Iran questions upcoming n-talks ‘with no agenda’


June 7th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has said the EU's failure to arrange experts' meeting for drafting an agenda about the nuclear talks has created an atmosphere of doubt and ... Read more...

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Iran talks resume in Baghdad


May 24th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran and the group of international negotiators - the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany - Thursday started a new round of ... Read more...

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Polish president plays down outside threats to Euro 2012


May 17th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 17 (IANS) There are no signals of outside security threats to the upcoming European football championship, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski confirmed.Attending a sitting of the National Security Council ... Read more...

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Terror plot to bomb US-bound plane foiled (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies broke up a terrorist plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to the ones ... Read more...

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Plot to blow up US-bound jet foiled


May 8th, 2012 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US and other intelligence agencies thwarted a plot to bomb a US-bound airliner and seized an explosive device, similar to ones previously used by ... Read more...

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Six-party n-talks ‘positive’; Iran refuses meeting with US (Second Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Key talks involving six major countries and Iran on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, which resumed Saturday in Istanbul after a 15-month impasse, were described as ... Read more...

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Use land reforms not gun to check Maoism: Experts


April 7th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Distribution of surplus land to landless tribals would be more effective than using the paramilitary forces to check Maoism, experts suggested to Saturday.Speaking here at ... Read more...

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Iran seeking to build nuclear weapon: Cameron


March 7th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Iran is seeking to build an "inter-continental nuclear weapon" that threatens the west, British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned, urging Israel to allow time ... 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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Bangkok blasts not terrorist act, says Thai deputy PM


February 16th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 16 (IANS) Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapha said Thursday that the three explosions in downtown Bangkok Tuesday were a security issue and there was no evidence to ... Read more...

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Third Iranian suspect in Bangkok bombing held in Malaysia (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) A 31-year-old Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media ... Read more...

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Iran unveils latest nuclear achievements (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) At a ceremony to unveil the country's latest nuclear achievements, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- clad in a white lab coat -- Wednesday fed home-made nuclear ... Read more...

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Bangkok bombing’s Iranian suspect held in Malaysia (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian suspect in Tuesday's Bangkok bombings who managed to board a flight for Malaysia was Wednesday detained after his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, media reports ... Read more...

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Iran unveils nuclear achievements, cuts oil exports (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday fed home-made nuclear fuel rods into the core of the Tehran research reactor as the country cut oil exports to six ... Read more...

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Iranian terror suspect flees Thailand


February 15th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 15 (IANS) An Iranian who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Thailand has been arrested along with a compatriot while a third Iranian managed to ... Read more...

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Iran to install fuel rods in n-reactor Wednesday


February 15th, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will insert its first domestically-produced nuclear fuel rods into a research reactor in Tehran Wednesday, a top Iranian official said Tuesday."Because western countries were ... Read more...

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South Korea on high alert after Kim’s death


December 19th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 19 (IANS) South Korea was in a state of high alert Monday following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il. Soon after the North Korea's official ... Read more...

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Iran to decide downed US drone’s fate


December 18th, 2011 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 18 (IANS) Iran's foreign minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said that the fate of the downed US spy drone would be decided by the country and rejected the ... Read more...

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Britain may pull out of Afghanistan by 2013


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British troops may be pulled out of Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than scheduled, according to a plan being studied by Prime Minister David ... Read more...

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Britain considers early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan


December 10th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) The British government confirmed Friday that next week it would consider withdrawing thousands of troops from its base in Afghanistan, up to a year earlier than ... Read more...

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Kayani refused to take away Lakhvi’s mobile: report


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani rejected a US request to take away the cell phone Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Engaging India, China a challenge: Pentagon nominee


November 19th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The United States faces difficult challenges in the Asia and Pacific regions, including how to engage emerging powers such as India and China, according to an Obama ... Read more...

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Pilot to represent India at London cyber conference


October 28th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot will lead a delegation of senior officials from the IT department, National Security Council and ... Read more...

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White House welcomes new Libyan ambassador


September 10th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has received new Libyan Ambassador to America Ali Aujali and accepted his credentials to represent his country and its transitional ... Read more...

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Emergency was necessary, says Trinidad and Tobago PM


September 8th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who is of Indian origin, has said the decision to impose a state of emergency was necessary to ... Read more...

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