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‘Re-abandoning Afghanistan not an option’


January 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Re-abandoning Afghanistan is not an option, a noted Indian security expert said Monday, lamenting at the same time the lack of a pan-Afghanistan leadership ... Read more...

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Osama widow’s brother wants Pakistan to release her


May 16th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Yemeni student Zakaria al Sada, whose sister was shot and wounded in the US mission that killed Osama bin Laden, has asked Pakistan to release his ... Read more...

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Address root cause to change Pakistan’s India focus: Former ISI chief


August 12th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) A former Pakistani spymaster credited with helping create the Afghan Taliban says Pakistan's India focus would not change unless what he called the "root cause" ... Read more...

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US pushes for India-Pakistan dialogue despite ISI-Taliban links


July 30th, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The United States says it encourages a dialogue between India and Pakistan despite "revelations" of known links between Pakistani spy agency ISI and the Taliban as it ... Read more...

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Maoists, northeast rebels may be involved in drug trade: Official


May 22nd, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 22 (IANS) Maoists and various northeast-based rebel groups may be using the illicit drug trade route to generate funds for their operations, a senior official said Saturday. "There is a ... Read more...

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US must not abandon Pakistan this time: Gen Petraeus


January 25th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 25 (ANI): US Central Command Chief General David Petraeus has said that Washington should provide consistent assistance to Pakistan's war on terror, and not abandoned the country as it ... Read more...

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Two Afghan drug peddlers caught with heroin in Amritsar


November 14th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov.14 (ANI): Indian police arrest two Afghan nationals with two kilograms of heroin from Amritsar district.Officials said the contraband was seized after the police intercepted a car.The seized heroin, worth at ... Read more...

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‘US digging itself out of a hole in Pakistan, Afghanistan’


August 6th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Blaming the previous Bush administration for "a culture of poverty" that had starved the US campaign against Taliban, the top US military official says America ... Read more...

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Terror-Suspect Daniel Patrick Boyd: The Enemy Within


July 28th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
The reality of terrorist infiltration in the U.S has come to a rather shocking demonstration, with the suspected involvement, and ensuing indictment of a seemingly unassuming family man for plotting "violent jihad" ... Read more...

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Former Afghan FM Abdullah emerges as serious challenger to Karzai


July 24th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 24 (ANI): Afghanistan's former Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, has emerged as a serious challenger to President Hamid Karzai, who is bidding for a second consecutive term in office.According ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. must rehabilitate 800,000 swat refugees


May 8th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 8 (ANI): As many as 600,000 to 800,000 Pakistani refugees are streaming from the mountains and valleys of the greater Swat region, leaving the Pakistan Government with the gigantic ... Read more...

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Taliban plan a ‘great coup, bonanza’ by bringing down famed British Chinooks


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): The Taliban is planning to bring down one of the eight Chinooks operating in Afghanistan, in the hope that the attack will weaken Britain's resolve to continue ... Read more...

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Baltic midsummer feast draws on a distant past


June 23rd, 2008 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), June 23 (DPA) Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians around the world are set to celebrate midsummer festivals Monday night with rites drawing deeply on pagan traditions of the Baltic ... Read more...

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In Baltics, reminders of Soviet past come easy


May 24th, 2008 - 10:49 am ICT by admin
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), May 24 (DPA) As the three small Baltic nations struggle to reduce dependence on Russian energy, painful reminders of the Soviet past come easily to Estonians, Latvians and ... Read more...

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India condemns ‘dastardly’ bid on Karzai’s life


April 27th, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi/Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) India Sunday condemned the "dastardly" attempt to assassinate Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul and expressed "relief" that he was not hurt in the attack that killed ... Read more...

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Karzai escapes assassination attempt, at least one dead (Fourth Lead)


April 27th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kabul, April 27 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai escaped an apparent attack Sunday against his life at a ceremony to mark the victory of the mujahideen over Soviet occupation, but gunfire left ... Read more...

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Tibet’s yearning for independence echoes in Baltics


April 3rd, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by admin
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga, April 3 (DPA) For three tiny Baltic nations, slogans to free Tibet have a familiar echo. At first glance, European Union members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have little in ... Read more...

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International Women’s Day makes a comeback in Latvia


March 8th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
DPA Riga, March 8 (DPA) After an absence of more than a decade, a Soviet-era holiday has returned to the official calendar of a country that shuns its Soviet past. In many ways, ... Read more...

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I know the people who brought Osama to Pakistan: Benazir


November 14th, 2007 - 2:55 am ICT by admin
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