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Russia allows NATO to use air base


June 30th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian has given the approval for the US and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base in Ulyanovsk city as a hub for ... Read more...

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India poses no missile threat: NATO


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.India is all ... Read more...

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Italy seizes Gaddafi assets worth $1.4 bn


March 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) Assets worth $1.1 billion euros (about $1.4 billion) belonging to Libya's Gaddafi family were seized by the Italian police.The assets included stocks, real estate, a share ... Read more...

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Reducing Afghan forces can lead to catastrophe: Minister


February 19th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Reducing the number of Afghan security forces, army and police, by more than one-third after 2014 could lead Afghanistan to a catastrophe, the defence ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces India’s Syria vote


February 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday denounced India's vote for a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria and called for diplomatic efforts to ... Read more...

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US wants to sell drones to India


December 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has been quietly pushing to sell armed drones to key allies, including India, but it has run into resistance from lawmakers concerned ... Read more...

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Russia expects US compromise on missile defense


October 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping that the US will make reciprocal efforts to break a deadlock over the European missile shield, Russia?s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin ... Read more...

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NATO denies offering missile cooperation to India


September 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 30 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has denied recent media reports suggesting the 28-member Alliance offered India cooperation and sharing of technology in the field of missile ... Read more...

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Britain to continue its support to Libya: Cameron


September 6th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that though the future of Libya belongs to its people, Britain would continue its support to the North ... Read more...

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Obama, Merkel ask Gaddafi to step down


June 8th, 2011 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down."The chancellor and I have been clear ... Read more...

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Russia, China to cooperate on Middle East, North Africa


May 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have agreed to cooperate in Middle East and North African issues, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday."We have agreed to coordinate ... Read more...

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NATO vows to continue Afghan mission


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 2 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday vowed to continue the alliance's mission in Afghanistan while hailing Osama bin Laden's death as "a significant success" ... Read more...

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‘Gaddafi will use leftover chemical weapons to defeat rebels’


April 29th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 29 (ANI): A senior Libyan rebel military commander has warned that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi still possesses a quarter of chemical weapons, which he intends to use to 'the final drop ... Read more...

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NATO urged to adopt Gaddafi’s assassination policy


April 25th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Senior western leaders have urged NATO to adopt an assassination policy against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to put an end to the emerging stalemate in Libya.The calls came ... Read more...

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Medvedev sacks navy vice admiral


April 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sacked the senior navy officer who was in charge of talks with France over the purchase of Mistral-class warships.The Russian ... Read more...

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Italy not to bomb Libya, says Berlusconi


April 16th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) Italy will not drop bombs on Libya, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said.Libya was an Italian colony from 1911 to 1943, and Italy is the North ... Read more...

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Obama accepts stalemate on ground in Libya


April 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that there is a "stalemate" on the ground in Libya, but he still expects that the NATO allies will succeed in ... Read more...

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NATO allies divided over pace of attacks in Libya


April 13th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The pace of attacks against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya seems to be dividing NATO allies with many participating countries refusing to carry out strikes against forces on the ... Read more...

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International community cannot ’stand by’ after witnessing Gaddafi’s ‘barbaric acts’: Cameron


March 12th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the international community cannot "stand by" and witness the "barbaric acts" of the Gaddafi regime against rebels to suppress them. ... Read more...

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US declines to call Libyan crisis ‘Civil War’


March 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.10 (ANI): The US Department of State has declined to describe the ongoing crisis in Libya as a civil war, after a key lawmaker used the term to characterize the ongoing ... Read more...

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Last survivor of plot to kill Hitler terms German military ‘gentle’


March 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar 6 (ANI): Ewald von Kleist, the last survivor of the German plot to kill Nazi leader Adolf Hitler during the Second World War, has said that the country's current army ... Read more...

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Expert finds Bush’s memoir faulty over ‘UN resolution’ explanation on Iraq war


December 28th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Former US President George W Bush's memoir "Decision Points" might have been straightforward, honest, and fair even while pointing out his own mistakes on big matters, but the ... Read more...

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Afghan review report: Notable for what it did not say as much for what it did


December 17th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 17 (ANI): The White House report on Afghan strategy released Thursday was notable as much for what it did not say as for what it did.It reports some ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Afghanistan steeped in monumental corruption


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) A new set of leaked US diplomatic cables portray Afghan President Hamid Karzai as paranoid, with an "inability to grasp the most rudimentary principles of state-building" ... Read more...

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Afghan officials shocked at “reliable policeman” killing six US-NATO forces


December 1st, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 1 (ANI): An Afghan citizen, who shot and killed six American soldiers on Monday, had been reportedly a reliable police officer since he joined in 2008.The Taliban has ... Read more...

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NATO seeks stronger relations with India


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 23 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday called for a stronger relationship between the 28-member alliance and India, because the country's role was "crucial" for stability in the ... Read more...

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Afghan Government falling short of filling key Kandahar positions


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Nov.3 (ANI): The Afghan government has failed to fill dozens of key positions in Kandahar, leaving an ineffectual local administration that U.S. officials fear will cripple the battlefield progress ... Read more...

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Taliban deal would need to meet strict conditions: Canadian PM


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct. 23 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has laid down strict conditions for his country to bless a deal arising from peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan.During a ... Read more...

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Pentagon says global cyber war is just beginning


October 6th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 6 (ANI): The Pentagon and its NATO allies are looking at how to improve their defenses against a cyber war, but the basic question of how to define a cyber ... Read more...

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Altaf Hussain claims MQM enemies who killed Farooq now baying for his blood


September 25th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 25 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has claimed that the "enemies of the MQM" who had killed the party's senior leader- Dr Imran Farooq- were now wanting ... Read more...

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Afghan women depend on NATO forces: Dr. Yacoobi


August 30th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 30 (ANI): Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), has said that women of the country completely depend on the NATO allies and that with ... Read more...

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Medvedev seeks more cooperation with Afghanistan, Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Wednesday for closer cooperation between Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. All four nations should revert to the economic projects under way during Soviet times, ... Read more...

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Global outrage over leak of 90,000 secret US military files


July 27th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 27 (ANI): The leak of some 90,000 secret US military files triggered outrage from nations fighting in Afghanistan, amid fears it could endanger the lives of international forces battling ... Read more...

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Graft in Afghanistan focus of US military intelligence


June 13th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Military intelligence officers in Afghanistan are scouring seized documents and interrogating captured fighters and facilitators, not just to learn about insurgent networks that plan attacks, plant roadside ... Read more...

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NATO loses ten troops in a single day


June 8th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): An improvised bomb claimed the lives of five NATO troops in Afghanistan while in a separate incident five other troops were killed in a volley of attacks ... Read more...

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