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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing champion Spinks dies at 74


April 28th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Britain's Olympic boxing champion Terry Spinks has died after a long illness at 74.Spinks, who won an Olympic boxing gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Games ... Read more...

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Nikki Haley spreads welcome mat for Indian companies


March 7th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Keen to expand trade contacts with India, South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley has assured Indian companies the required infrastructural assistance to establish themselves in ... Read more...

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First Lady Rejects ‘Angry Black Woman’ Image


January 13th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US First Lady Michelle Obama says America should judge her for who she is. Michelle was on CBS’ This Morning show on Thursday where she also spoke ... Read more...

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US military to have fewer generals and admirals


December 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The US armed forces have begun thinning the ranks of generals and admirals with the aim of bringing the number of senior officers back down ... Read more...

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Gates says Goodbye to Pentagon


July 1st, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Retiring US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Thursday wrapped up his four-and-a-half years in the Pentagon, with an unexpected gift from President Barack Obama, Xinhua reported.During ... Read more...

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US, Japan view China as ‘thorn’, says daily


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) The US and Japan view China as "a thorn" and some in the two countries favour containing Beijing, the China Daily said in a commentary Thursday."It ... Read more...

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US, Japan to promote trilateral dialogue with India


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Welcoming India "as a strong and enduring Asia-Pacific partner", the US and Japan have said they would promote a trilateral dialogue among the three nations.The two ... Read more...

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US must talk with Pakistan to keep nukes safe: Gates


June 17th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) The US-Pakistan relationship is complicated, but the two countries must keep the lines of communication open to ensure nuclear knowhow or even weapons don't fall ... Read more...

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‘Foreign-defence joint strategic dialogue with US not feasible’


June 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) With the US keen on a joint foreign-defence strategic dialogue with India, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday he did not favour such talks as ... Read more...

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US will go after Al Qaeda leadership anywhere: Clinton


May 20th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Despite Pakistan's warnings that it would not tolerate another US raid, the US has made clear that it would go after the Al Qaeda leadership anywhere ... Read more...

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`Somebody’ in Pakistan knew of Osama, says US (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Somebody in Pakistan "had to know" that Osama bin Laden was hiding there, said US Defence Secretary Robert Gates as Washington continued to seek answers from ... Read more...

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“Somebody” in Pakistan knew about Osama: US


May 19th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) While the United States has no proof that Pakistan's top leaders knew Osama bin Laden was hiding near the capital city of Islamabad, "somebody had ... Read more...

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Pentagon to boost security for team that killed Osama


May 13th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS/EFE) The elite military personnel who took part in the May 2 raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden are to receive additional ... Read more...

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Osama death could be ‘game changer’ for Afghanistan: US


May 7th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden could be a "game changer" for US military efforts in Afghanistan, according to US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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We won’t trot out Osama photos as trophies: Obama (Lead)


May 5th, 2011 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body saying, "We don't trot out this ... Read more...

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Osama death photos will not be released: Obama


May 5th, 2011 - 2:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has decided not to release photos of killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body, the White House announced Wednesday."We don't ... Read more...

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McCain commends Obama on bin Laden killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Senator John McCain, who was President Barack Obama's GOP opponent in the 2008 election, praised the president Sunday night for approving a military raid that took out ... Read more...

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Is Panetta be Obama’s right choice for US Defense Secretary?


April 28th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): Among President Barack Obama's greatest national security challenges has been deciding who will replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates.According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), coming to that ... Read more...

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Panetta set to be US Defense Secretary, Petraeus to be CIA chief


April 27th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): As part of a reshuffling of President Obama's Afghanistan war team, current CIA chief Leon Panetta will be named Secretary of Defense to replace outgoing secretary Robert ... Read more...

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Obama likely to announce changes in national security team this week


April 27th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is expected to announce changes in his national security team, including the ambassador to Afghanistan, this week.The Washington Post quoted administration officials familiar ... Read more...

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Obama authorises 25 mn dollars in aid to Libyan opposition


April 27th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday authorised up to $25 million in non-lethal aid to the opposition in Libya, the White House said.In a memorandum to ... Read more...

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‘Give up war or face assassination’, Liam Fox warns Gaddafi


April 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has warned Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his loyalists to give up their fight against civilians in that country or face possible ... Read more...

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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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Obama approves use of Predator drones to tackle Gaddafi forces in Libya


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has approved the use of unmanned Predator drones to attack the ground forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.This has earlier proved effective ... Read more...

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Iraqis stage demonstration after Gates ‘US military to stay for years’ remark


April 10th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Apr 10 (ANI): Thousands of Iraqis staged protest demanding an end to the American military presence in their country, a day after US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates suggested that American ... Read more...

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Petraeus being considered for CIA top job: Report


April 5th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, is reportedly being 'seriously considered' for the job of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director.According to National Public Radio, Petraeus, ... Read more...

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‘Toppling of Yemen regime will aid Al-Qaeda increase terror plotting against US’


April 5th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): Counterterrorism operations in Yemen have come to a halt, allowing Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to operate more freely inside the country and to increase plotting for possible ... Read more...

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Clinton tops Obama and others in administration: Gallup


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has received the highest approval ratings and beats other top members of the administration, including President Barack Obama, says a Gallup ... Read more...

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US unlikely to provide weapons to Libyan rebels


April 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's top two national security officials have indicated that America was unlikely to provide weapons to Libyan rebels, raising the possibility that France alone ... Read more...

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Islamist groups are elated by Arab revolts: Awlaki


March 31st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.31 (ANI): Yemeni-American cleric Anwar-al-Awlaki, who is a top propagandist for Al-Qaeda, broke his silence on the uprisings in Middle East and claimed that Islamist groups are elated by these revolts. ... Read more...

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No decision taken on supplying arms to Libyan rebels: Gates


March 28th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that no decision has been made about supplying arms to Libyan rebels."No decision has been made about that at this ... Read more...

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Gates, Clinton defend Libyan intervention, say it may last for months


March 28th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Hillary Clinton are of the opinion that the Obama administration's decision of carrying out military action to avert a massacre ... Read more...

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Obama urged to clear confusion over US’ interest in Libya mission


March 28th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who has contradicted Defence Secretary Robert Gates over America's intentions in intervening in Libya, has been urged to clarify the issue.Although Obama ... Read more...

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‘Facebook in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Facebook, the popular social networking website, is in talks to hire former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the New York Times reported on Monday.The newspaper said ... Read more...

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