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Iran must participate in Syria Talks: Russia


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dismissing the US and British objections to Iran's participation in an international conference on Syria, Russia has said it should take part in it."We are ... Read more...

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Obama marks end of Iraq war


December 15th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday marked the end of the Iraq war with a visit to troops at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Xinhua ... Read more...

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‘Only 17,000 US soldiers left in Iraq’


November 25th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) The US is continuing to draw down its troops in Iraq as scheduled, as there are only 17,000 US troops remaining in Iraq besides ... Read more...

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US troops to pull out from Iraq by 2011 end


October 22nd, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday announced that all US troops stationed in Iraq will pull out of that country by the end of this year.Obama ... Read more...

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US man held over Pentagon bomb plot


September 29th, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) A US man was arrested over plotting to blow up the Pentagon and the US Capitol with large explosives-laden remote-controlled aircraft.Rezwan Ferdaus, 26, of Ashland, Massachusetts, ... Read more...

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War in Libya moving towards stalemate: Admiral Mullen


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad (Iraq), Apr. 23 (ANI): The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Admiral Mike Mullen, has warned that the war in Libya is "moving towards stalemate", even though US ... Read more...

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US likely to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22(ANI): Senior US and Iraqi military officials have been in negotiations about keeping some 10,000 American troops in Iraq beyond the scheduled withdrawal of all forces at year's end.US ... Read more...

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US troops in Iraq shown raunchy videos


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) The US is probing how raunchy videos, with sexual and anti-gay remarks, were produced and shown to the crew of an aircraft carrier deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.The ... Read more...

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US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial


December 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 9 (ANI): The WikiLeaks-Assange episode indicates that the 'backwardness' of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, which was called 'retrogressive' for banning social networking site 'Facebook', has now spread to the ... Read more...

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Bush says he ordered Pentagon to plan Iran attack


November 9th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) George W. Bush directed the Pentagon to plan an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the former US president has revealed in his memoirs.He also considered a ... Read more...

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‘US handed over detainees to Iraqi torture squad’


October 25th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Newly-leaked US military documents posted on WikiLeaks have revealed that American troops in Iraq handed over captives to a notorious Iraqi torture squad, a media report said Monday. ... Read more...

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Labor Day Eyed By White House To Focus On Economic Recovery Efforts


September 6th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Sep 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The White House is going to utilize this Labor Day to stress on the need to give a boost to the US economy and it ... Read more...

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Obama gets thumbs up on Iraq, down on economy: Poll


September 4th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's approval rating appears to have edged up after his speech on the Iraq war but he still gets bad marks on the economy, ... Read more...

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US defence chief arrives in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 1 (DPA) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates landed in Baghdad Wednesday, following President Barack Obama's declaration that the US combat mission in Iraq has ended. According to officials, Gates ... Read more...

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Iraq combat exit no reason for celebration: Obama


September 1st, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) The official end of the US combat role in Iraq is no reason for celebration, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. "There's still a lot of work that ... Read more...

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US Vice President Joe Biden visits Iraq


August 31st, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Baghdad, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States will hold a ceremony today in Iraq to mark the end of military combat in the country.Already, the vice president of the United ... Read more...

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43 killed in Iraq bomb blasts (Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (DPA) Bomb blasts targeting police stations in several Iraqi cities killed at least 43 people, including two children, and injured dozens Wednesday. At least 17 policemen were killed and 23 ... Read more...

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Bikini-clad New Jersey woman to boost troop morale with 12,000 posters


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 23 (ANI): A woman from New Jersey is set to lend a hand in boosting the morale of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan after she signed 12,000 posters featuring ... Read more...

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Barack Obama Intends To Execute A Substantial Speech On Iraq In The Near Future


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 23, 2010 (Just Flashed): The last American combat troops are gearing themselves up to depart from Iraq. Obviously, this would be a momentous development coming as it does ... Read more...

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US’ Iraq ambassador sees progress despite bombing


August 18th, 2010 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (DPA) Christopher Hill, the outgoing US ambassador to Iraq, insisted Iraq has made progress in reducing the level of violence in the past year, shrugging off the lack of ... Read more...

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President Obama confirms that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end by August 31


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday that the United States combat mission in Iraq will end by August 31, in which thousands of military service members are ... Read more...

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Islamic extremist chosen to head police-Muslim forum


July 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): An Islamic extremist, who has described al-Qaeda as a "myth" and justified the killing of British troops in Iraq, has been chosen to head the Muslim Safety Forum ... Read more...

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US troops to withdraw in time from Iraq: Biden


July 19th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) US combat troops in Iraq are on schedule to withdraw by the end of August this year, and would not be delayed by power-sharing negotiations in the Iraqi ... Read more...

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34 Al Qaeda leaders captured or killed in Iraq, says US


June 5th, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) At least 34 top Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq have been captured or killed over the past three months, a top US military official has said. "Over the last ... Read more...

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US troops in Afghanistan outnumber those in Iraq


May 25th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): American troops in Afghanistan outnumber their counterparts in Iraq, new Pentagon figures show.According to officials, there are currently around 94,000 troops in Afghanistan compared to 92,000 ... Read more...

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Prisoners released by US troops joining Al Qaeda: Iraq


May 19th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 19 (IANS/AKI) Iraqi security forces are concerned that many of the prisoners released by US troops are joining Al Qaeda terror network, according to local news site, Al-Sumaria News. "Most of ... Read more...

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Iran’s nuclear achievement has angered US: official


April 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 11 (IANS) The US believes nuclear technology should be "monopolised" only by the West and is "angry" at Iran's achievements in this field, a top Iranian official has said. The ... Read more...

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UK planning to enhance military ties with France, other allies


February 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.4 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has said that the government may have to consider greater military ties with France and other allies, even if they have been historic enemies. ... Read more...

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US Weapons have coded references to the New Testament Bible


January 19th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Michigan, Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ... Read more...

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CIA asked Blackwater to kill A Q Khan, claims agency’s founder


December 12th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.12 (ANI): In a stunning revelation, US private security service agency, Blackwater's founder, Erik Prince, has claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had asked the agency to kill Pakistani nuclear ... Read more...

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Biden meets senior Iraqi officials in Baghdad


September 17th, 2009 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 16 (DPA) US Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday brushed the lethal rocket attacks that had greeted his arrival in Baghdad the night before while exchanging gifts and joking with Iraqi ... Read more...

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Gates to examine role of US troops in Iraq


July 28th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 28 (DPA) US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates arrived in Iraq Tuesday on an unannounced visit to examine the future role of the US military in Iraq. According to Iraqi government ... Read more...

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Los Angeles marathon held as US troops in Iraq prepare to run


May 26th, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by John Le Fevre
More than 17,000 people ran, walked, biked and rolled across the starting line for the 24th annual Los Angeles Marathon this morning, with cool, overcast weather providing perfect conditions. The 26.2 mile (42.16km) ... Read more...

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UK troops begin pullout from Iraq


April 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.30 (ANI): British troops are leaving Iraq today and returning home after over six years.Britain will formally hand over operational authority in southern Iraq to the US.British Defence ... Read more...

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Toll in two Iraq blasts climbs to 87


April 24th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 24 (DPA) The toll in two suicide bombings in Iraq Thursday climbed to 87 Friday, police said. A man killed 33 people and himself when he detonated explosives strapped to his ... Read more...

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