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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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Clinton visits Afghanistan


July 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, an Afghan official said.Clinton made the surprise visit a day before ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan visits home of murdered Marxist


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 2 (IANS) Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday visited the home of former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, whose murder has been blamed on his own party.As news of unannounced ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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11 die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Third Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five ... Read more...

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Eight die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Second Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in an audacious Taliban attack in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit ... Read more...

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Kabul attack: No Indian casualties, situation being monitored


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Clarifying that there were no Indian casualties, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Kabul after eight people were killed and ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kabul attack after Obama visit (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul ... Read more...

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Suicide blasts in Kabul after Obama visit


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Two suicide bombers struck near an American military base here, hours after US President Barack Obama left following a visit to the Afghan capital, officials ... Read more...

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Obama signs cooperation pact with Afghanistan (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first ... Read more...

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Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama arrived in Kabul late Tuesday on an unannounced visit to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, reported local media citing Afghan ... Read more...

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Car catches fire as Panetta lands in Afghanistan


March 15th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) An Afghan driven car was up in flames following an explosion onto the ramp area of a British airfield in Afghanistan, just when US Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects UAE appeal on air base ban to US


November 29th, 2011 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Islamabad has rejected a request from the UAE to withdraw its call to the US to vacate a key air base after a NATO raid ... Read more...

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NATO chief makes unannounced visit to Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made an unannounced visit to Libya Monday, a NATO spokesman said.Rasmussen will hold talks with National Transitional Council (NTC) head ... Read more...

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CIA chief meets Kayani, ISI chief


June 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Leon Panetta has held meetings here with Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief ... Read more...

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The Mamata story: Tea diplomacy, recce and a goof up (Kolkata Newsletter)


June 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) "Do you serve good tea? Please arrange tea for all of us." The person manning the grubby employees' canteen at Swasthya Bhavan was almost speechless ... Read more...

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Mamata pays surprise visit to hospital


May 27th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday made an unannounced visit to the state-run Sambhunath Pandit Hospital here and interacted with the doctors and the ... Read more...

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End anti-Americanism, Clinton tells Pakistan (Second Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan should leave its "anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories" as that will help it overcome problems, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bluntly said Friday after ... Read more...

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Karzai accepts Gates’ apology over deaths of Afghan children in NATO air strike


March 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 8 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accepted an apology of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates for the deaths of nine children in a NATO air strike, a day ... Read more...

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US “well-positioned” to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July: Gates


March 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has said that his country is "well-positioned" to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July.Gates made his comments during an unannounced visit ... Read more...

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Prithviraj Chavan bats for Jaitapur nuclear project


February 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday declared that the state government would go ahead with the 9,900-MW Jaitapur nuclear power project being set up at a cost ... Read more...

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Biden: U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014 if asked


January 11th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that U.S. troops will stay in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline if Afghans want them and need them.According to Obama's ... Read more...

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Global player India has every right to ties with Kabul: US


January 11th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) As US Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, the US reiterated that India, as a regional and emerging global power, has every right to ... Read more...

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Obama in Afghanistan on unannounced visit


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan Friday as he sought to ease strained ties with Kabul, a media report said.Obama arrived ... Read more...

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After Amethi, Rahul makes waves in Lucknow


November 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) Returning after a three-day tour of his Amethi constituency, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi created waves in this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday when he walked into a popular ... Read more...

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Britian to send two more fighter jets to Afghanistan


August 12th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (DPA) Britain is to send two more Tornado fighter jets to Afghanistan to enhance protection for troops on the ground, defence secretary Liam Fox announced Wednesday. Fox, who made a ... Read more...

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British PM makes surprise visit to Afghanistan (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (DPA) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived Thursday for an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital. In a press conference with President Hamid Karzai, Cameron, who took office last ... Read more...

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British PM pays surprise visit to Afghanistan


June 10th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 10 (DPA) British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived Thursday for an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital. In a press conference with President Hamid Karzai, Cameron said Afghanistan was the ... Read more...

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama makes unannounced visit to Haiti


April 13th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE (BNO NEWS) -- The first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama makes, is making an unannounced visit Tuesday to quake-devastated Haiti, the White House said. First Lady Michelle Obama ... Read more...

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Britain’s Prince Charles makes unannounced Afghan visit


March 25th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/London, March 25 (DPA) Britain's Prince Charles has made an unannounced visit to British troops stationed in Afghanistan, reports quoting his office said Thursday. Charles became "the only royal in living memory" to ... Read more...

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Washington broker charged for defrauding millions of dollars from investors


March 11th, 2010 - 3:04 am ICT by BNO News
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) – A Washington broker was charged with mail fraud after allegedly stealing from several investors, prosecutors said Wednesday.Rhonda L. Beard, 47, a former Kirkland, Washington investment advisor, allegedly ... Read more...

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‘More dark days’, ‘much fighting’ in Afghan war, warns Gates


March 9th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 8 (DPA) US Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Monday that NATO allies would see "more dark days" and "much fighting ahead" in Afghanistan, but insisted that there were also ... Read more...

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Karzai, US general visit Taliban’s former stronghold


March 7th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Marjah (Afghanistan), March 7 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO's chief commander, US General Stanley McChrystal, Sunday visited the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah in southern Afghanistan.NATO officials also announced two ... Read more...

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India assures support for Palestinian cause to Abbas (Lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday ended his two-day unannounced visit to India with New Delhi pledging support to an independent Palestine state coexisting with Israel, and ... Read more...

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