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US assures India of probe into fisherman’s killing


July 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) The United States has expressed deep regrets over the killing of an Indian fisherman in the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf ... 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 suspends NATO supply talks with Pakistan


June 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Frustrated over lack of progress over talks with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan to US and NATO forces, the United States has called ... Read more...

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Four U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash


April 21st, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Four American service members were killed on late Thursday evening when a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in southern Afghanistan, officials ... Read more...

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North Korean rocket launch plan is destablising: US


March 17th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The US Defence Department has said the April launch of a long-range rocket announced by North Korea would violate UN resolutions and represents a destabilising influence ... 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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Top US official appalled by purported Marine video


January 13th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed outrage Thursday over a video that appears to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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US probes urination on dead Taliban fighters


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Marine Corps is probing an internet video that showed several soldiers were urinating on the bodies of Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan."While we ... Read more...

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Iran no threat to Israel: Mossad chief


December 30th, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 30 (IANS) A nuclear Iran would not necessarily post an "existential" threat to Israel, head of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, Tamir Pardo, has said.Pardo was addressing a ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects NATO attack report as biased


December 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday rejected as biased the US report on the NATO air strikes on two army border checkposts that caused the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers, ... Read more...

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Memogate: Never met or knew Ijaz, says Mullen


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Amid a raging controversy over Pakistan's "memogate" a spokesman for Admiral Mike Mullen has asserted that the former Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee never ... Read more...

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US defence chief slips, calls India a ‘threat’


November 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) In an apparent slip, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed to bracket China and India as "threats" but the Pentagon quickly moved to correct the ... Read more...

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Two Britons among dead in Kabul attack


October 30th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Two Britons were among the seventeen people who were killed on Saturday morning when a suicide car bomber attacked a coalition bus in the Afghan capital of Kabul, ... Read more...

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US doubts Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri has fled Pakistan


September 15th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) US intelligence officials doubt reports that Al Qaida's new leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has fled Pakistan and gone to either Yemen or Somalia."We have no information to ... Read more...

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Anti-terror ops with Pakistan not always smooth, says US


August 30th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Acknowledging that Washington's counter-terrorism cooperation with Islamabad has "not always been smooth," the United States has said it would continue to work with Pakistan to rid ... Read more...

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US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri’s killing


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so.... Read more...

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Political debate intensifies over US’ role in Middle East amid unrest in region


March 26th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Amid concerns over the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, the debate has intensified about how far the United States should go in seeking to shape the ... Read more...

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US sends drone to inspect damaged Japanese nuke plant


March 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.17 (ANI): The United States will fly a high-altitude drone over Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant to take a closer look and assess the degree of the damage that has occurred ... Read more...

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US repositioning military forces around Libya for ‘any eventuality’


March 1st, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): The US defence department has said that it is repositioning forces around Libya, putting further pressure on the autocratic ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after asking him to ... Read more...

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Petraeus orders probe into use of ‘psych ops’ to manipulate US senators for Afghan war


February 25th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 25(ANI): International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) chief General David Petraeus has ordered an investigation into claims that an army unit trained in psychological operations was told to manipulate American senators ... Read more...

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US has had “special operator” forces in Pakistan for some time now: Pentagon


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The United States has "special operators" in Pakistan, who guide Pakistani military trainers to better equip their forces in handling "counter terrorism situations", the Pentagon has said."We do ... Read more...

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Taliban Post New Videos, Shows Captured US Soldier Bowe Bergdahl


December 9th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States' army soldier Bowe Bergdahl is alive and a new Taliban video shows that the US soldier is still held in captivity, media reports. Bowe ... Read more...

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Foreign powers likely to slash deals with US following ‘Wikileaks’ revelations


December 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): The US State Department and the Pentagon have claimed that very few American diplomats are attending day-to-day meetings following the 'Wikileaks' revelations, and added that foreign powers would ... Read more...

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‘US-S. Korea military drills “not directed” at Beijing’


November 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): The United States has assured China that its joint military exercises with South Korea are "not directed" at Beijing.The four-day exercises starting on Sunday come in the ... Read more...

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Pentagon probing missile firing off California coast


November 10th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington < Nov.10 (ANI): The Pentagon is trying to find out if a missile was fired off the California coast, and who launched it. The US Navy, Air Force, and other military ... Read more...

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$200 million-a-day cost for India trip ‘wildly inflated’: White House


November 5th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) US officials have dismissed media reports that President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to India is going to cost $200 million a day as "wildy"inflated" and ... Read more...

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Pentagon official charged with setting up unauthorised spy network in Afghanistan


October 29th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): A Pentagon investigation has concluded that one of its officials, Michael D. Furlong, set up an "unauthorized" intelligence network to collect information in the United States and Afghanistan.According ... Read more...

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Secret war files reveal brutal killing of over 100,000 Iraqis over six years


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 23 (ANI): Secret U.S. field reports from the Iraq war have revealed s grim new details, indicating that over 100,000 Iraqis were killed during a six-year stretch and that American ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks to release 400,000 US intelligence files


October 18th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) WikiLeaks is preparing to release 400,000 intelligence files on the Iraq war and the Pentagon is bracing for its biggest ever security breach of classified documents, ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expected to release 400,000 secret Iraq War files


October 17th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 17(ANI): Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is reportedly preparing to release around 400,000 classified documents relating to the United States-led war in Iraq.According to Fox News, the release, which could ... Read more...

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ISI elements still helping Afghan Taliban, admits US


October 8th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Some members of Pakistan's spy service ISI may be encouraging the Taliban to continue fighting US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, US officials say, but ... Read more...

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US ‘extremely concerned’ over ISI role in ’supporting terrorist groups’


October 8th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Top US defence officials have expressed concerns that some elements of Pakistan's spy agency may be involved in improper interactions with the Taliban and other insurgent groups, ... Read more...

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US concerned over political developments in Pakistan


October 1st, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.1 (ANI): The Obama administration has reportedly expressed concern over recent developments taking place in Pakistan's defence and political circles, following Thursday's early morning Predator strike that killed three Pakistani ... Read more...

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US’ ‘mother of all’ 60 billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia


September 14th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): The Pentagon is reportedly all set to notify the US Congress over selling up to 60 billion dollars worth of sophisticated warplanes to Saudi Arabia, and could add ... Read more...

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White House mulling call to Florida pastor


September 10th, 2010 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (DPA) The White House and Pentagon are considering the possibility of directly contacting a Florida pastor to persuade him to abandon plans to burn copies of the Koran ... Read more...

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