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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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US sends warships to Libya


September 13th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The US Navy has sent two destroyers to Libyan waters after an American ambassador was killed in that country, a media report said Wednesday.The ships ... Read more...

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No Russian submarine near US : Pentagon


August 17th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Pentagon Thursday denied media reports that a Russian nuclear submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of ... Read more...

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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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US breaks Pentagon-Russian arms exporter ties


July 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US lawmakers have passed a bill which breaks the relationship between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.According to the House of Representatives's ... Read more...

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US House passes Pentagon budget


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The US House of Representatives Thursday passed next year's massive $607-billion defence bill.The Republican-controlled House approved the measure in a 326-90 vote, after two days ... Read more...

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US insists fishing vessel was warned before firing


July 18th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) In the midst of a probe demanded by India into the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an Indian fisherman ... Read more...

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US missile defence site in Qatar: Report


July 18th, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) US is building a missile defence radar station in Qatar, and construction was due to be completed this month, a media report said Tuesday.The radar site ... Read more...

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US buys 10 Russian choppers for Afghanistan


June 14th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Pentagon is buying ten Mi-17 helicopters from Russia's state-run weapons broker Rosoboronexport for the Afghan military, the company said Thursday."I can confirm to you ... Read more...

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Supply route talks with Pakistan continuing: Pentagon


June 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) The US has said it is continuing scaled-down discussions with Pakistan on the re-opening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan."The team that negotiated directly with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pentagon says India is a global power


June 6th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue here, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to ... Read more...

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Russian army officer jailed for spying for US


June 1st, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian army officer has been sentenced by a Moscow court to 12 years in prison for spying for the US, the Federal Security Service ... Read more...

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US, Iraq discuss F-16 sales


May 25th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US and Iraqi defence officials have held discussions in the past three days over sale of 18 F-16 fighter jets, according to US Defence ... Read more...

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US funding for Israeli air defence


May 18th, 2012 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US will give $70 million to help boost Israel's air defence capabilities to thwart rocket attacks by Palestinian militants."I was pleased to inform (Israeli ... Read more...

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Pakistani textbook says 9/11 happened last year!


May 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Shocking Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers with its factual errors, a Pashto textbook for Class 5 students says the 9/11 terror attack happened in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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9/11 attack mastermind on trial in Guantanamo


May 6th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attack, and four other suspects Saturday appeared at a US military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.The arraignment ... Read more...

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Osama dumped 320 km off Indian coast


May 4th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) A US treasure hunter claims to have found the exact spot where Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's body was dumped -- about 320 km off ... Read more...

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Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida."Pakistan strongly condemns the burning of the holy ... Read more...

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Indian American appointed to key Pentagon post


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to a key Pentagon position to take care of South and Southeast Asia, it was announced here.Secretary of ... Read more...

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Brazil asks US for transfer of military technology


April 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim has made a proposal to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta for collaboration in the military sphere including the transfer of US ... Read more...

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9/11 suspects to be arraigned May 5: Pentagon


April 10th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Five suspects in the 9/11 terror attack will be arraigned in court May 5, the US Defense Department said Tuesday.The arraignment of alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh ... Read more...

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Nuclear-armed Iran unacceptable: Pentagon


April 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons, the US Department of Defense has said."Our assessment of the programme remains the same... We are ... Read more...

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Pentagon monitoring North Korean satellite launch


April 6th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Defense Department was closely monitoring the prospect of a satellite launch this month by North Korea, a top Pentagon official said.George Little, acting assistant ... Read more...

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Pakistan addicted to playing around militant groups against India: Pentagon


March 29th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan has an "addiction" of "playing around" with militant groups against India even as Afghanistan and Pakistan remain Al Qaeda's prime areas for launching strategic attacks, ... Read more...

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Shooting rampage: US soldier moved out of Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The US soldier who was accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan has been transferred out of the country, the Pentagon said Wednesday. "He has ... Read more...

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Car catches fire as Panetta lands in Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) An Afghan driven car was up in flames following an explosion onto the ramp area of a British airfield in Afghanistan, just when US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks


March 13th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for talks with the country's Defence Minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev."The agenda of the talks is ... Read more...

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Gunman in Afghan killing acted alone: Pentagon


March 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A lone American soldier was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, the Pentagon said.The soldier, who left ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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‘Mad Men falling man’ advert condemned by 9/11 families


March 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some 9/11 victim families have condemned the recent Mad Men advert calling it “tasteless” and “insensitive.” The billboard of the ad has been placed in New ... Read more...

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Remains of some 9/11 victims ended up in landfill


March 1st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS/EFE) Unidentified remains of some of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sep 11, 2001, were burned and ultimately dumped in ... Read more...

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US making ’strategic bet’ on India in Asia, says scholar


February 28th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) India gets a key place in the US pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region because Washington is making "a strategic bet" that India will promote peace and ... Read more...

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Terrorist Mohamed Atta featured in Facebook ad


February 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) No one has yet come out with a tangible explanation on how the image of one of the suspects of 9/11 got on a Facebook ad. The ... Read more...

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