India seeks more talks with US on Afghan withdrawal

May 31st, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing New Delhi's concern that extremist elements would gain ground once Western forces pull out of Afghanistan, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has called for greater ... Read more...

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Let not political differences affect South Asia integration: India (Roundup)

March 9th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) India Friday exhorted neighbouring countries not to let political differences come in the way of faster integration to address issues like terrorism, and underlined that ... Read more...

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Pitroda bats for e-governance

January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Digitalisation of government services will empower citizens and bring about an improvement in governance, adviser to the prime minister Sam Pitroda said Monday."Digitalisation of ... Read more...

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India pitches for Marshall Plan-like initiative for Afghanistan

December 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS) Warning against the dangers of abandoning Afghanistan, India Monday exhorted the international community to stay engaged for the long term to eliminate "sanctuaries of terror" ... Read more...

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Karzai makes implicit criticism of Pakistan

October 4th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday implicitly criticized Pakistan, saying his country understood the dangers of using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.Addressing the ... Read more...

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New York jihadist faces life term

July 8th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 8 (IANS) A US-born jihadi, who wanted to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, was convicted here Wednesday.Betim Kaziu, a 23-year-old Brooklyn man, was convicted by ... Read more...

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Pakistani leadership under attack over Shahzad killing

June 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat has moaned the lack of leadership in Pakistan while paying tributes to slain journalist Saleem Shahzad."The ruling elite has become almost ... Read more...

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Brit universities are ‘hotbeds of Islamic extremism’: Report

April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): Britain's homeland security strategy has failed to address in sufficient detail how to tackle the threat of extremism at universities, Members of Parliament and peers have said in a ... Read more...

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Pakistan embraces China as new arms partner: Report

March 28th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan is now "backing away" from the US, its long-time strategic arms partner, and has joined hands with China to "beef up" its arsenal of ... Read more...

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‘Political case for US aid becomes complicated if Pak Govt gets subdued by radicalism’

March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): The "political case for billions in civilian and military assistance" by the United States to bring stability to Pakistan's lawless regions will become complicated if the Pakistan Government gets ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s departure will mark “beginning of a process” for Egyptian people: Middle East Expert

February 12th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): An expert on terrorism, Middle East politics and Homeland Security issues has said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's exit will usher a new political process in Egypt.Institute for ... Read more...

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Pakistan ready to train Afghan Army, police: Qureshi

January 20th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Pakistan is geared up to train Afghanistan's National Army and police, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said."Pakistan and Afghanistan are developing their relations at all levels and there ... Read more...

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New model could predict next political hotspots accurately

January 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new model developed by a team at Kansas State University professors and a colleague in New York could predict the next political hotspots accurately.Called Predictive Societal ... Read more...

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Musharraf condemns assassination of Salmaan Taseer

January 5th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): Former Pakistan President and chief of the All-Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Pervez Musharraf has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.In a ... Read more...

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Qaeda’s sarcastic new American mouthpiece

November 30th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may rely on sermons to recruit jihadis, but his Yemen-based understudy, 24-year-old New York-raised Samir Khan, uses sarcasm and idiomatic English.As Khan himself ... Read more...

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US deployed Headley in Pakistan despite warning

November 8th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) David Coleman Headley, a suspect in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, was sent to Pakistan by US authorities to work for them months after 9/11, despite a warning ... Read more...

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India, U.S in constant touch over Afghanistan: Nirupama Rao

November 4th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said on Thursday that both India and the United States, driven by their common goals, maintain a constant touch about all developments ... Read more...

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Tony Blair calls radical Islam “world’s biggest threat”

September 4th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that radical Islam is the greatest threat that the world is facing today.According to him, radical Islamists believe that whatever ... Read more...

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‘What if US is seen as exporter of terrorism?’(Lead)

August 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) Citing the case of Pakistani-American David Headley, a classified CIA document released by whistleblower organisation Wikileaks asks what would happen if foreign countries began to ... Read more...

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Palin blames environmentalists for oil spill

June 5th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Former US vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has blamed environmentalists for British Petroleum's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Sky News quoted Palin as saying that the 'misguided radicalism' ... Read more...

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Plan To Build Mosque Near Ground Zero Sparks Controversy

May 10th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez New York, May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an attempt which is being hoped would bridge the cultural divide, an initiative is being undertaken to build a mosque close to the ... Read more...

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Obama ordered drone attacks on Pak ‘inspiring anti-American fanaticism’: Congressman

April 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.24 (ANI): A U.S. Congressman has condemned the unmanned drones strikes ordered by President Obama in western Pakistan, arguing that such tactics are inflaming radical Islamic factions."I do not support the ... Read more...

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US Muslim leaders try to counter radicals’ influence on their youths

December 26th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 26 (ANI): Mosques and Islamic organizations across the United States regularly issue statements rejecting violence and fringe ideologies, but after the arrests of five Americans in Sargodha, Pakistan, on terror-related ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to prosecute Mumbai terror suspects

October 14th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) The United States Wednesday asked Pakistan to prosecute "successfully" the seven 26/11 Mumbai terror attack suspects and marshal facts and evidence to punish Hafiz Saeed who, India ... Read more...

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Irving Kristol Passes Away On Friday At The Age Of 89

September 19th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez The man known to be the godfather, as well as the reckoning force behind neo-conservatism, Irving Kristol, is reported to have passed away on Friday. The famed political writer and ... Read more...

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US federal authorities consider shift in strategy to counter in house Jihadi threats

July 30th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Federal authorities in the United States have issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies around the country about the danger posed by little-noticed Americans traveling abroad to learn ... Read more...

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Israel’s remarks about Pak being a threat to it “unwarranted”: FO

April 24th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.24 (ANI): Reacting strongly to Israel's remark that Pakistan is one of three countries threatening its existence , the Pakistan Foreign Office has said that the "unwarranted" statements by Tel ... Read more...

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Pakistan biggest threat to Israel: Israeli FM

April 23rd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tel Aviv, Apr.23 (ANI): Israel considers Pakistan as its biggest strategic threat rather than Iran.Expressing concern over the increasing Taliban threat in Pakistan, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Pakistan, Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Sharif would talk to India if Mumbai like attacks took place in Pak

April 12th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore,Apr.12 (ANI): While India has taken a tough stance scrapping all bilateral talks with Pakistan in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks ,former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Spain to send 450 troops to Afghanistan during polls

April 5th, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 5 (EFE) Span has announced to send a contingent of 450 soldiers to Afghanistan to help maintain security during the general elections in August this year. Speaking at a ... Read more...

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British ministers urged to rethink preventing violent extremism campaign

March 9th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): A new report by a think tank has urged British ministers to re-think their Preventing Violent Extremism campaign.Not only is it failing to achieve its stated objectives, ... Read more...

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Pak security officials, elite in state of denial: Expert

March 8th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team last week points towards the Punjabi terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which most independent analysts think carried out the attacks in ... Read more...

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Wake up, stop supporting jehadis: British media to Pakistan

March 4th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) British newspapers Wednesday described Pakistan as a "failing state" and said it was time its politicians and generals stopped supporting jehadis, a day after a terror attack in ... Read more...

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Britain, Germany, Netherlands to jointly counter Islamic extremism

February 12th, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 12 (DPA) The governments of Germany, Britain and The Netherlands have pledged to increase cooperation on countering Islamic extremism, at the opening of a joint symposium. The opening event Wednesday was ... Read more...

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UK Security Minister says Israeli operations in Gaza have affected anti-radicalism campaign

January 28th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.28 (ANI): The conflict in Gaza has set back the British Government''s attempts to tackle radicalism in Britain, the Security and Counter-Terrorism Minister has said. "The business in Gaza has not ... Read more...

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