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Iraq PM says Kurdish Arbil becoming a base for ``Islamic State`` militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 18:06

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month.

Militant killed, jawan injured in Kashmir encounter

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:08

An unidentified militant was killed and an Army jawan injured in an encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir`s Pulwama district Saturday.

US asks neighbours to encourage inclusive government in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 06:57

The United States has asked the countries neighbouring Iraq, particularly Iran, to encourage an inclusive government in Baghdad for stability and peace in the region following a Sunni militant onslaught.

China sentences 113 on terror crimes in Xinjiang

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:32

Courts in China`s western Xinjiang region have sentenced 113 people to jail terms ranging from 10 years to life for terrorist activities and other crimes, the Xinjiang government said, the latest in a slew of prosecutions targeting militant separatism.

Arms, ammunition recovered from militant hideout in Reasi

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:52

Security forces on Sunday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Iraq launches push for militant-held northern city

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 18:50

Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation today aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country.

Pakistani military kills 18 in anti-militant offensive

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 18:00

Pakistani jets and artillery bombarded militant hideouts in the country`s restive northwest on Saturday as part of a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, killing 18 insurgents, the military said.

Iraq PM pushes political solution to militant offensive

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:57

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded Thursday that political measures were needed alongside military action to repel a Sunni insurgent offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq and threatens to tear it apart.

Heavy shelling in Pakistan anti-militant offensive

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 17:25

Pakistan`s military shelled a strategic town Thursday in the latest round of its offensive against Taliban militants in the country`s restive northwest, as aid agencies scaled up relief efforts for refugees.

Kerry arrives for NATO talks on Ukraine, Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 23:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Brussels Tuesday flying in from a visit to Iraq to attend NATO talks on a militant assault which has sparked global alarm.

China shows graphic footage of Xinjiang militant attacks

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:20

Chinese state television on Tuesday showed dramatic footage of what the government calls terror attacks by Islamist militants from the far western region of Xinjiang, as it steps up its propaganda campaign to counter an upsurge in violence.

Top LeT militant killed in J&K`s Baramulla

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 00:34

A top Pakistani "commander" of Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit was killed and two security force personnel were wounded in a fierce gunbattle in north Kashmir`s Baramulla district.