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46 mn Americans live in poverty


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama confirms Pakistan drone strikes


January 31st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Unmanned drones regularly strike suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, US President Barack Obama confirmed during a video "hangout" on Google's social network Google+ that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘US-India ties a partnership of equals’


August 25th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Calling India a major regional and global power, a senior defence department official has said the US views their bilateral relationship as a partnership of equals ... Read more...

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Pakistan turns ‘new front line’ of war on terror


July 7th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan is now the new front in the war on terror as it has become a new safe haven for al-Qaeda, says the Canadian media ... Read more...

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India’s future lies in its naval power: Geostrategist


March 20th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 IANS) With the scene of global strategic rivalry slowly shifting to the Indian Ocean, India's geopolitical future lies in its naval power, contrary to the country's traditional ... Read more...

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Intensified CIA operations in Pak ‘taking serious toll’ on Al-Qaeda: Panetta


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): The stepped-up pace of CIA operations in Pakistan "is taking a serious toll" on terrorist group Al-Qaeda's operational abilities, the spy agency's director, Leon Panetta, has stated."The basis ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US has 3000-strong crack squad in Afghanistan to wage its secret war in Pakistan


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): An Afghan paramilitary force with a strength of 3000 well-armed troops, collectively known as Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams, has been trained and deployed in Afghanistan not only for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suppressing political criticism behind Facebook, Twitter, Youtube ban: Google CEO


May 22nd, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco (US0, May 22 (ANI): Google chief executive Eric Schmidt on Friday said he suspects suppressing political criticism is a factor behind the move to block YouTube and Facebook in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

CIA turns to smaller drone missiles to minimize Pak civilian casualties: Report


April 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26(ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is reportedly using new, smaller missiles and advanced surveillance techniques to minimize civilian casualties in its targeted killings of suspected insurgents in Pakistan's tribal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

One out of every three killed in US drone attack is a Pak civilian: US think tank


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): Backing Pakistan's stance that US drone strikes in the country's lawless tribal regions have killed numerous civilians, a report by the New America Foundation has revealed that one ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

12 of top 20 Al-Qaida leaders killed under Obama: Biden


February 15th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 15 (ANI): US Vice-President Joe Biden has said that American troops have killed 12 of the top 20 Al Qaeda leaders and taken out 100 of their affiliates during ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Attack on India by Lashkar, JeM will undermine US’ efforts in Afghanistan


January 28th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): Repeat strikes on India by extremist groups like the Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) will pose the biggest threat to the US' interests in Afghanistan, a leading expert ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, China developing technology to kill satellites in orbit


January 14th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 14 (ANI): India and China are simultaneously developing technology that could be used to kill satellites in orbit.Recently, an official from India's Ministry of Defence announced that the country is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

U.S. President Obama has a mixed view among Israelis: Poll


December 11th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Dec 11(ANI): A new poll of Israelis suggests that U.S. President Barack Obama is better liked in the Jewish state than widely believed.According to the study by the New America ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US set to pay Taliban members to switch sides


October 29th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a $680 billion defence appropriations bill with one provision giving commanders the ability to pay Taliban members to switch ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Over 400,000 Pak troops needed to take on mighty Taliban in Waziristan: Expert


October 28th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.28 (ANI): The Pakistan Army has been describing the South Waziristan offensive against the Taliban as the 'mother of all battles' and claimed that it has penetrated deep into the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US drone program in Pak, Afghanistan should continue, but with serious “hearts and minds” effort


October 27th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.27 (ANI): As the Obama administration considers relying more heavily on remote-controlled drones to attack militants along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, there are concerns thatWashingtonwill risk losing the hearts and minds ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s patience wearing thin as Pak coming apart: NYT


April 16th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.16 (ANI): India's patience is wearing thin as it watches Pakistan shrink and as "peace deals" proliferate which cede pockets of sovereignty to the Taliban, believes a strategic expert.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Competitors wary of Google chief’’s closeness to Obama


November 11th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov.11 (ANI): An image of Google CEO Eric Schmidt flanking U.S. President-elect Barack Obama during his first post-election press conference is being with alarm by Googles competitors. This terrifies Microsoft. ... Read more...

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New law bans Iranians from studying nuclear technology in the Netherlands


July 8th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): The Dutch government has passed a new law under which Iranians will be banned from access to courses and facilities related to nuclear technology in the Netherlands.According ... Read more...

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