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Canada cuts ties with Iran


September 8th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canada has frozen diplomatic relations with Iran and will expel Iranian diplomats from the country, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird has said.Ottawa has formally listed ... Read more...

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Russia, India joint anti-terrorism drills begin Tuesday


August 7th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India will Tuesday hold an official opening of joint INDRA-2012 anti-terrorism military exercises in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, a spokesperson for Russia's ... Read more...

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India pushes for consensus on arms trade treaty


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India Thursday said that a comprehensive legally-binding arms trade treaty should not be rushed through and underlined the need for forging consensus so that the ... Read more...

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LeT still going strong in Pakistan’s terror core: US (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as western strikes have weakened the Al Qaeda core in Pakistan, the terror group's affiliates are still increasing "operational capabilities", with no decrease in the ... Read more...

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US warns of LeT threat, asks Pakistan to act


August 1st, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Expressing great concern over continued threat posed by Lashkar-e-Taiba to stability in South Asia, the United States has asked Pakistan to take more action against the ... Read more...

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Clashes between Syrian army, opposition continue in Aleppo


August 1st, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian army continued its crackdown on opposition forces in the country's industrial and financial centre Aleppo, reported Syria's state TV Tuesday.Some observers view the ... Read more...

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Israel on alert for Syrian weapons


July 19th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel is concerned that the Lebanese Hezbollah movement will try to get hold of Syrian army arsenal, including missiles and chemical weapons, Defence Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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India for ‘concerted action’ against ‘terrorism syndicate’ in Afghanistan


June 28th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 28 (IANS) India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out the syndicate of terrorism including Al Qaeda, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba, saying that terrorism ... Read more...

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25 killed in fresh Syria massacre


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 22 (IANS) At least 25 people were massacred Friday by "terrorists" in Syria's northern province of Aleppo, state-run SANA news agency reported.Xinhua said armed terrorist groups abducted a ... Read more...

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Yemen faces isolation over Al Qaeda war: UNSC


June 13th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Yemen faces international isolation in case efforts to stabilise the situation in the country and reform its law enforcement agencies fall through, the UN ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns village killings in Syria


May 27th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon has strongly condemned an incident of massive killings, involving women and children, which occurred Friday in a Syrian village."The Secretary-general ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda behind Syrian blasts, says Russia


May 14th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow believes that terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda, carried out recent suicide bombings in Syria, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov Monday.At least 55 ... Read more...

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N-weapons proliferation a big problem: Hillary


May 7th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Calling nuclear-armed Iran a principal threat to the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the biggest ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia pitch for Afghan stability; back dialogue on Syria (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to ... Read more...

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Britain fears issuing passports to terror suspects


April 6th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Britain could find itself compelled to issue passports to suspected foreigners unless secret court hearings were allowed, a media report said Friday.Home Secretary Theresa May and ... Read more...

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US expert advocates destruction of Lashkar-e-Taiba


March 15th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) Describing Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as the most dangerous terrorist group operating in South Asia after Al Qaeda, a US expert has advocated its destruction ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia condemns Russian accusations over Syria


March 9th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, March 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has condemned a Russian statement accusing it of supporting terrorism in Syria."Such irresponsible statements are mistaking the reality of the kingdom's keenness to deal ... Read more...

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China sends special envoy to Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has sent a special envoy to Syria to discuss and find out a solution to the political crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.Li Huaxin, after ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Thursday extended its sanctions against Iran, the State Department said."Today the United States government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran's primary intelligence ... Read more...

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Terorrist groups using Facebook for recruitment


January 10th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 10 (IANS) Terrorist groups, blacklisted by the US, are relying on Facebook to urge users to join and support Hezbollah, Hamas and other militant groups."Today, about ... Read more...

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US names Al Qaeda-linked outfit as terrorist entity


January 6th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US government has designated the Al Qaeda Kurdish Battalions (AQKB), which operates between Iraq and Iran, as a "specially designated global terrorist entity" that will ... Read more...

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Dhoni’s security heightened


December 7th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's security has been beefed up in Jharkhand following intelligence inputs on threats to him from the Maoists and terrorists, a ... Read more...

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Key senator chides Pakistan on Haqqani support


November 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as the United States moved to sooth Pakistan's ruffled feathers over the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers in weekend NATO strikes, a key senator chided ... Read more...

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Need political will to deal with terror safe havens: India


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) Noting that there has been no let up in terrorist violence in Afghanistan, India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out ... Read more...

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British spies foil hundreds of terror attacks a year: Hague


November 16th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Spies from British intelligence agency MI6 thwart terrorist attacks and foreign agents hundreds of times a year, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague.Many spies have lost ... Read more...

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Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

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Indian Ocean being used for terrorism: US official


November 14th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian Ocean is being used to transport weapons for terrorist groups, a top US official said Monday.Robert M. Scher, deputy assistant secretary of defence for ... Read more...

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Syria pledges to pardon gunmen who turn themselves in


November 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 4 (IANS) The Syrian interior ministry Friday called on those who carried, sold or distributed weapons but hadn't committed homicide to turn themselves in within a week to ... Read more...

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Pakistan has made no attempt to shut down LeT: US Congressman


November 4th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Accusing Pakistan of abetting terrorist groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a key lawmaker wants the Obama administration to ... Read more...

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China legally defines terrorist acts, organisations


October 30th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China's top legislature Saturday adopted an anti-terror bill which makes clear definitions of terrorist acts and organisations, paving the way for the country to crack down ... Read more...

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Pakistan deploys army to stop cross-border attacks


October 19th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan has deployed the army and the paramilitary along the frontier with Afghanistan to stop cross-border militants' attacks, the chief military spokesman said Tuesday.Major General Athar ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss diplomat over US assassination charge


October 12th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 12 (IANS) Iran's foreign ministry summoned Swiss charge d'affaires Wednesday to protest Washington's accusation over Iran's alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, the ... Read more...

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India gives list of terror camps to Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has given a list of terrorist camps operational in Bangladesh to its counterpart, the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), asking them to ... Read more...

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2,000 land mines found in Colombia in 2011


September 19th, 2011 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) The army has found a total of 1,961 land mines this year in a jungle province on Colombia's southern border with Ecuador and Peru, a military ... Read more...

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North African terror groups working with Pakistani Taliban: US


September 15th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, an Algerian-based group, is believed to be working with Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, according to US officials studying the degree ... Read more...

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