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Nuclear terrorism is for real, says Chinese daily


March 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Compared to potential threats from nuclear states, nuclear terrorism is a more urgent threat, the online edition of China's People's Daily warned Thursday.As the world was ... Read more...

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US withdrawal marks new moment in Iraq history: UN chief


December 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Iraq will have a new opportunity to prove that it can put past troubles behind it with the full withdrawal of US forces from the ... Read more...

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US war on terror to cost $4.4 trillion: Report


June 30th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) The US could end up spending nearly $4.4 trillion on the war on terror in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, new research says.Nearly 10 years after the ... Read more...

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Osama’s death not a big loss for Al Qaeda: Iraqi expert


May 2nd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 2 (IANS) Even as Osama bin Laden's death is a victory for the US, it's not necessarily a big loss for Al Qaeda in the world, an ... Read more...

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Dutch government says situation in Iraq does not require expulsion stop


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The Dutch government on Tuesday said that the situation in Iraq is not so unsafe that failed asylum seekers cannot be deported back to Iraq.Dutch Minister for ... Read more...

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Iraqis Raise Doubts About Their Security As U.S. Troops Depart


August 20th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Baghdad, Aug 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As the "Operation Iraqi Freedom" reached its climax on the predawn hours of Thursday, the anxiety among the Iraqi nationals is palpable as they remain ... Read more...

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US vice president on surprise visit in Iraq


July 4th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad/Washington, July 3 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived on a surprise visit in Iraq where he will meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Jalal Talabani, the White ... Read more...

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United Nations concerned about possible forced returns of Iraqis from Europe


June 9th, 2010 - 2:18 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) expressed its concerns regarding possible forced returns of Iraqis back to their homeland, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday.In the past days, ... Read more...

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Jon Stewart Comes Face-To-Face With Bill O’Reilly In “The O’Reilly Factor”


February 5th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jon Stewart was the guest in "The O'Reilly Factor" on Thursday. The interview had taken place in two parts, one being aired on Wednesday, and the ... Read more...

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Iranian nuke installations can be bombed: US general


January 11th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 11 (ANI): The United States has developed contingency plans to deal with Iran's nuclear facilities and it can take any action to stop Tehran's nuclear designs.Iran maintains its nuclear ... Read more...

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Lessons learned in Iraq were not being applied in Afghanistan: Ex-British General


December 10th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10(ANI): A former senior British Army commander has said that lessons learned during the Iraq invasion were not being applied in Afghanistan and "amateurs" were being placed in important roles, ... Read more...

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US delegation in Syria for talks


August 13th, 2009 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 12 (DPA) A US military and political delegation arrived in Syria Wednesday for talks on the situation in Iraq and security in the region, two weeks after US ... Read more...

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Only four percent blame Obama for bad shape of US economy


July 30th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): After the current financial meltdown, Americans have become slightly more optimistic about the economy, but continue to have negative perceptions of the current economic situation overall.A new ... Read more...

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Nine killed in fresh bombings in Iraq


June 25th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 25 (DPA) Nine people, including four civilians, were killed in two bombings in Iraq Thursday, a day after a devastating bomb attack in Sadr City which killed 74. In Baghdad's Bayaa ... Read more...

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UN needs expanded mandate for role in Iraq


June 18th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 18 (DPA) The UN Security Council was asked Thursday to provide an expanded mandate for its mission in Iraq, which reported that Baghdad has consistently built credible and independent ... Read more...

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Iran rebukes US envoy for remarks on nuclear weapons


February 27th, 2009 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 27 (DPA) Iran has sharply criticised the new US envoy to the UN for making "baseless allegations" about Tehran's ambitions to acquire nuclear weapons. US Ambassador Susan Rice said Thursday ... Read more...

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Smooth Iraqi elections key for Obama pullout


January 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (DPA) The elections in Iraq Jan 31 are the first of three this year that will be critical for evaluating the country's stability and determining how quickly US President ... Read more...

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Former British Army chief attacks US failures in Iraq


December 21st, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Former British Army Chief Sir Mike Jackson has accused the Americans of appalling decision-making during the Iraq war.Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, General Sir Mike Jackson, the ... Read more...

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Zardari appeals to India not to perpetrate regional war


December 1st, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad,Dec.1 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has appealed to India not to punish his country for last week''s attacks in Mumbai, saying militants have the power to precipitate a war ... Read more...

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Japan to withdraw air defence force from Iraq by year-end


November 28th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 28 (Xinhua) Japan Friday said it would withdraw its air defence force from Iraq by the end of the year.Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada said the Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) will ... Read more...

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White House attacks Woodwards book again


September 13th, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): The White House has again launched an attack on Bob Woodward''s new book The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008 that criticizes President Bush''s handling ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain urge focus on Afghanistan


July 16th, 2008 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 16 (DPA) Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Tuesday said the US must broaden its foreign policy focus beyond Iraq, as he pledged to end the war and focus on ... Read more...

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Syria recognises importance of India: Assad


June 19th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): President Bashar al-Assad today said that Syria recognises importance of India and the role played by it for the Arab cause.Syrias president on an official visit ... Read more...

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British top secret files on Al Qaeda left in train


June 12th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 12 (DPA) British officials expressed "horror" at a serious breach of security after top-secret intelligence dossiers on the Al Qaeda terrorism network and the latest assessment of the security situation ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad hails Iraq’s efforts to restore peace


May 29th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin
Tehran, May 29 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Thursday expressed his country's solidarity with Iraq in its efforts to restore peace and stability, IRNA news agency reported. The Iranian president described Iraq ... Read more...

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Iran expresses solidarity with Iraq’s peace efforts


May 21st, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 21 (IANS) Iran has expressed its solidarity with Iraq in the latter's efforts to restore peace and stability in the war-torn country, news agency IRNA reported Wednesday. "Tehran has ... Read more...

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GCC Leaders meet in Saudi Arabia for regional issues


May 20th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by admin
DPA Riyadh, May 20 (DPA) The six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met Tuesday in the Saudi city of Dammam to discuss regional issues and to strengthen Gulf cooperation. In their ... Read more...

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Fresh US-Iran talks halted, not dead: Iraqi minister


May 8th, 2008 - 12:12 am ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, May 7 (DPA) The latest round of talks between the US and Iran over Iraqi security has been stalled against the backdrop of rising tension between both countries but would be ... Read more...

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‘UAE committed to Iraqi peace process’


April 22nd, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
Kuwait, April 22 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday said it is committed to taking forward the Iraqi political process for peace and stability in the war-ravaged country, WAM reported. Peace ... Read more...

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Top US security personnel warns another Qaeda attack can come from Paks FATA


April 21st, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen has said that the next attack on the US was likely to come from Pakistans Federally ... Read more...

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7 in 10 Americans disapprove of Bushs economic policies


April 15th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr.15 (ANI): Seven in 10 Americans now give negative ratings to the president's stewardship of the sinking U.S. economy. According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, only 28 percent approve ... Read more...

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Top US commander in Iraq calls for pause in troop cut-back


April 9th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Washington, April 8 (DPA) The top US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, warned Tuesday the progress that has been made by the increased American troop presence was "fragile" and recommended a ... Read more...

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US commander in Iraq delivers report to Congress


April 8th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 8 (Xinhua) US commander in Iraq David Petraeus Tuesday began his two-day testimony in the Congress on the situation in Iraq, together with Ryan Crocker, US envoy to Iraq. In ... Read more...

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Iraq outlook grim, says US think tank


April 7th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 7 (Xinhua) A new report released Sunday by a Washington think tank offered a grim outlook of Iraq. The report from the US Institute of Peace concluded that political progress ... Read more...

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US Democrats urge Bush to shift anti-terror focus


April 7th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 7 (Xinhua) US Senate Democrats have sent a letter to President George W. Bush urging him to shift anti-terror efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the letter Sunday, ... Read more...

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