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Killing of Bin Laden certifies that Pak is a terrorist sanctuary: Expert


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The killing of Osama bin Laden once again shows that the real terrorist sanctuaries are located not along Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and India, but in the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan stoning victim’s father had sold her into marriage with relative


February 5th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 5(ANI): A young woman who was stoned to death in Afghanistan last August had reportedly run away from home because her father had sold her into marriage with a wealthy ... Read more...

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Pak woman publicly flogged by Taliban yet to get over her horror and humiliation


December 7th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 7 (ANI): Nearly two years after the Taliban left Pakistan's Swat district, life seems to have returned to normalcy, but a woman named Saira Bibi still seethes with pain ... Read more...

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US troops ‘fighting ghosts’ in guerrilla war with Taleban


October 20th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Marjah (Afghanistan), Oct. 20 (ANI): American troops leading a NATO military offensive in Afghanistan are simultaneously fighting a classic guerrilla war with a resurgent Taleban that has successfully managed to go underground, ... Read more...

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Taleban judges order pregnant woman to be flogged, shot dead


August 10th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.10 (ANI): A pregnant woman was flogged and shot dead in public in a remote part of western Afghanistan after being convicted of having an affair.A panel of three Taleban judges ... Read more...

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Pak police arrests seven for role in Lahore mosque attacks


June 1st, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 1 (ANI): Police in Lahore have arrested seven men for their alleged links to Taleban militants who attacked two mosques in the city on Friday, killing 93 people, including a ... Read more...

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Alleged Saudi millions flowing into Afghanistan through Pakistan


May 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Millions of dollars of Saudi Arabian money continue flow into Afghanistan from Pakistan, claim members of the Afghan financial intelligence unit, FinTraca.The FinTraca further said this money in ... Read more...

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Taleban power struggle raises fears of violence in Afghanistan


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.23 (ANI): Two senior Taleban military commanders are locked in a bitter power struggle, which insiders claim has split the insurgents' leadership council and could lead to violence in parts of ... Read more...

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Obama administration looking for ways to isolate Karzai


April 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8(ANI): The Obama administration is reportedly exploring ways of isolating Afghan President Hamid Karzai, by channelling aid and military support directly to Afghan provinces, amid concerns about his "troubling" ... Read more...

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Over 1500 Uzbek militants in Pak’s S. Waziristan area


March 20th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.20 (ANI): Foreign fighters, or "global terrorists" remain a formidable presence in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).First-hand accounts from locals suggest that there is no shortage of Islamic foreigners ... Read more...

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Afghanistan, West accuse Iran of arming Taleban


March 18th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 18 (ANI): Afghan and Western officials have accused Iran of delivering tonnes of weaponry to the Taleban, including plastic explosives, mortars, grenades and technical manuals.According to The Times, weapons and ... Read more...

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36,000 Taliban fighters operational in Afghanistan: General Barrons


March 3rd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar. 3 (ANI): A US general in charge of negotiating with the Afghan Taliban has estimated that there are nearly 36,000 insurgents in Afghanistan."There are probably 900 in the leadership, ... Read more...

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Italy’s `Purple People’ mount opposition against PM Berlusconi


March 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Mar. 1 (ANI): Tens of thousands of protesters calling themselves the `Il Popolo Viola,' or the `Purple People' took to the streets of Rome at the weekend in opposition to ... Read more...

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Pak general says key Taleban leaders killed, captured in border camp raids


March 1st, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar. 1 (ANI): A Pakistani general has claimed that key leaders of the Pakistani Taleban have been killed or captured in an onslaught of frontier ground and air attacks."The militant command ... Read more...

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Taliban chief Mullah Omar, a very wise man: ISI top agent


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.23 (ANI): A top agent for the Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI, Colonel Imam, who also recruited, trained and armed almost every one of Afghanistan's prominent insurgents and warlords during ... Read more...

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US’ 12 billion dollar gamble paying off in Pakistan


February 19th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19(ANI): The capture of at least five Taliban militants at about the same time as arrest of Afghan Taliban's second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar by Pakistan intelligence agents in ... Read more...

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‘Python’ is British Army’s winning weapon against Afghan roadside bombs


February 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18(ANI): The British Army is using a 230-metre long snake-like explosive device as an unlikely weapon against roadside bombs, the biggest killer of their soldiers in Afghanistan.The 'Python rocket-propelled ... Read more...

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UK troops may spend five more years in Helmand


January 25th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London/Kabul, Jan.25 (ANI): British troops will remain in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province to fight the Taleban for another five years, according to a leaked draft of the communiqué that will conclude ... Read more...

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‘CIA should follow British Raj-era type spying techniques to win in Afghanistan’


January 6th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): The top US intelligence officer in Afghanistan, Major-General Michael Flynn, has launched a scathing attack, demanding urgent changes to the way the military does business in the country.Major-General ... Read more...

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Taliban courts more popular than ‘corrupt’ Karzai government in Afghanistan


December 30th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 30 (ANI): More and more Afghans are turning to Taliban courts to get speedy justice, as the corrupt and incompetent government of President Hamid Karzai has proved to be ... Read more...

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UK bishop apologises for his pro-Taliban statement


December 15th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 14 (ANI): The new Church of England bishop for the British armed forces has apologised for his earlier statement that the Taleban could be admired for their religious conviction ... Read more...

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Laden not in Pakistan : Gilani


December 4th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected US President Barack Obama's claims regarding the presence of Al-Qaeda leadership in the country, saying there is no 'credible' information' about ... Read more...

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Zardari’s legal woes may pave way for son Bilawal to power


November 28th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): As Bilawal Bhutto, the son of assassinated Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Asif Ali Zardari, nears end of his degree course at the University of Oxford ... Read more...

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NATO has lost its way in Afghanistan, admits British Army Chief


November 28th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 28 (ANI): The head of the British Army, General Sir David Richards, has acknowledged that NATO forces have lost their way in Afghanistan, and that they needed to rediscover ... Read more...

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BBC chief says creative risk taking is alive at the corporation


November 10th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10(ANI): The BBC's "creative risk taking" is alive at the corporation despite recent flak from the BBC Trust directed at one of its comedians, the BBC's Director-General said.The BBC's Director-General ... Read more...

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UK general says victory in Afghanistan can be purchased


October 14th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct.14 (ANI): A British general charged with coaxing fighters away from their extremist leaders, has said victory in Afghanistan can possibly be purchased by offering Afghan insurgents amnesties and removing them ... Read more...

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Soviet-era refugee camps becoming breeding grounds for Taleban


October 13th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct.13 (ANI): Refugee camps created along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after the exit of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1979-80, have become breeding grounds for Taleban, reports The Times.A visit to ... Read more...

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US commander all for reintegrating Taleban in Afghan society


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.2 (ANI): US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has said that 50 to 80 per cent of the Taleban would probably stop fighting if they were given jobs and added ... Read more...

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British forces destroy second Chinook helicopter to prevent Taliban access


August 31st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): The British special forces in Afghanistan have destroyed their second Chinook helicopter, after it crash-landed with 19 people on board, to prevent it from being accessed by ... Read more...

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Crashed Brit Chinook destroyed to keep it out of Taleban hands


August 21st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.21 (ANI): British troops have lost a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan after it was hit by ground fire and destroyed by a NATO bomber to keep it out of Taleban hands. ... Read more...

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Three suspected Taliban bank attackers killed in Kabul encounter


August 19th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.19 (ANI): Afghan police have killed at least three gunmen who stormed a bank building in Kabul this morning.A report by The Times said the police is conducting a search ... Read more...

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Pak releases ‘Tartan Taleban’ McLintock over lack of evidence


May 29th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): Pakistan has released Scottish charity worker James McLintock, nearly three months after he was arrested without any charge.Dubbed the 'Tartan Taliban', McLintock, was kept behind bars for ... Read more...

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Brown pledges 665 million pounds in aid to Pakistan


April 29th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Wednesday pledged 665 million pounds over the next four years to help Pakistan with counter-terrorism operations as well as education and ... Read more...

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Karzai agrees to review, change ‘abhorrent’ marital rape law


April 28th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.28 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has bowed to international pressure by promising to amend a new law condoning marital rape and child marriage that provoked violent clashes in the Afghan ... Read more...

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Pak Army chief’s hands-off on politics creating new set of problems


March 29th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.29 (ANI): The deliberately reserved style of Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Kiyani, experts and critics believe is compounding Islamabad's myriad problems.General Kiyani's determination not to have a front ... Read more...

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