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US declassifies Cold War n-plan

September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US National Security Archive has fully declassified the most controversial nuclear policy document of the Cold War, the Presidential Directive 59 (PD-59), which focused ... Read more...

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Pakistan to probe Osama raid

May 10th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The Pakistani government will probe how Osama bin Laden was able to live in that country undetected.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told parliament Monday ... Read more...

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War against Islam in Afghanistan partly of US’s own making: Gorbachev

February 27th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.27 (ANI): In a wide-ranging interview, former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the war against Islam as a conflict is partly of the US's own making.He ... Read more...

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Britain planned to help Afghan resistance after Soviet invasion

December 30th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Britain had planned to assist the Afghan resistance just weeks after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, reveal secret documents that show a top official negotiating how to channel ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda-linked group says it attacked Japanese oil tanker

August 4th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 4 (DPA) A militant group linked to Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Japanese supertanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a US-based intelligence organisation said. The ... Read more...

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Kidnapped ex-ISI official in Punjabi Taliban’s captivity: Family

April 22nd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.22 (ANI): A day after kidnapped former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official Khalid Khawaja's wife blamed the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) for her husband's abduction, a press release from Khawaja's family ... Read more...

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Kidnapped ex-ISI official’s wife accuses CIA of ‘picking up’ her husband

April 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): The wife of former Inter-State Intelligence (ISI) official, Khalid Khwaja, who was kidnapped along with his former colleague and a British filmmaker from North Waziristan earlier this month, ... Read more...

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No clue of Brit filmmaker kidnapped in Pak

April 8th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.8 (ANI): No group has claimed the responsibility for the abduction of a British documentary filmmaker, Asad Qureshi, who was kidnapped along with two former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officials ... Read more...

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Zardari admits Pakistan ‘created, nurtured’ terrorism (Lead)

July 8th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) In the first candid admission of its kind by a Pakistani ruler, President Asif Ali Zardari has conceded that Islamabad "created and nurtured" terrorist elements "as a ... Read more...

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Fall of Saigon snapper Hugh Van Es dead at 67

May 16th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The photographer who’s image is most used to illustrate the fall of Saigon, Hugh Van Es, has died from a brain hemorrhage in Hong Kong aged 67.Van Es’ photo of helicopters ... Read more...

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Army could topple ‘non-performing’ government in Pakistan: ex-Saudi intelligence chief

April 29th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.29 (ANI): The Pakistan Army, which has until now vowed to stay away from the country's politics, may be compelled to act and initiate a coup if the government continues ... Read more...

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Approaching Olympic torch sets San Francisco simmering

April 8th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
DPA San Francisco, April 8 (DPA) Normally, runners in San Francisco are afraid of the famous city's tortuous hills and bone-chilling fog. But as footage of violent protests from the global Olympic torch ... Read more...

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Nudity is just not my thing, says the Pretty Woman

December 4th, 2007 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Her new movie Charlie Wilsons War may be the last time Julia Roberts fans get to see her nude on-screen.The mum-of-three admits to E!s The Daily 10 that ... Read more...

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