Defence/Security

  • Man arrested for planning attack on US Congress
    2:06 AM

    Washington, Jan 15 (ians/EFE) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Wednesday a US man they say was inspired by the actions of the Islamic State (IS) group to devise a plot to detonate bombs at the US Capitol, authorities said. The suspect, identified as Christopher Lee Cornell of Cincinnati,

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  • Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian dead
    2:05 AM

    Ramallah, Jan 15 (IANS) A Palestinian youth was shot dead and another wounded Wednesday night by Israeli soldiers at an army roadblock to the south the West Bank city of Bethlehem, said paramedics. The shooting took place at Gush Itzion crossroad south of Bethlehem when Israeli soldiers at the roadblock

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  • Moscow warns against use of force in eastern Ukraine
    12:14 AM

    Moscow, Jan 15 (IANS) Russia warned Kiev authorities against attempts to revert to use of force to resolve the Ukraine crisis, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. “We are very worried…that the ceasefire regime, which seems to have just started to be established, is being violated. Shellings occurred regularly and

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  • Nigerian military repels terror attack
    12:13 AM

    Abuja, Jan 15 (IANS) The Nigerian military said Wednesday that it thwarted a Boko Haram attack in the town of Biu in Borno State. Five terrorists and two anti-aircraft guns were captured, and a mop-up operation was underway to pursue fleeing terrorists, said Nigeria’s defence headquarters in a statement. Nigerian

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  • False bomb alarm at Rome airport
    12:13 AM

    Rome, Jan 15 (IANS) Air traffic was disrupted for hours at the Fiumicino Rome airport in Italy Wednesday evening due to a false bomb alarm on a Niki flight bound for Vienna, media reported. Anti-terrorism procedures were put in place and air traffic was blocked at the airport after a

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  • Lebanese army to take tough stance against terrorism
    9:56 PM

    Beirut, Jan 15 (IANS) Lebanese army Commander Gen. Jean Qahwaji stressed Wednesday that the army is “determined to fight terrorism until it is eliminated.” The army will exhaust all possible ways to free those soldiers kidnapped by militant groups, Qahwaji said, Xinhua reported citing the National News Agency. “We renew

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  • Chris Hemsworth misses his long locks
    8:53 PM

    Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth was “nervous” about cutting off his long tresses for a more “practical” look, and he says losing his hair was like losing his powers. The “Blackhat” star, who has two-year-old daughter India and 10-month-old twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, with Spanish wife

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  • Five suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed in Kenya
    8:53 PM

    Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kenyan soldiers Wednesday killed five suspected members of Al-Shabaab in the coastal town of Lamu near the Kenya-Somalia border, military officials said. Military spokesman Col. David Obonyo said the insurgents ambushed the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) operating under the Africa Union peacekeeping (AMISOM) troops when they

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  • 40 militants killed in Syria
    8:44 PM

    Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS At least 40 militants were killed Wednesday when Syrian army targeted their gatherings and hideouts in the southern province of Daraa, according to a military source. The army also destroyed an ammunition cache and several vehicles, some of which equipped with anti-aircraft machinegun, SANA news agency

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  • Army men assault Maharashtra policemen, army orders inquiry
    6:03 PM

    Nashik (Maharashtra)/New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Army men Wednesday assaulted on-duty police personnel, injuring at least three, and vandalised the Upanagar police station here in two separate incidents on the eve of Army Day, a top police official said. The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

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  • Army men attack Maharashtra policemen, vandalise police station
    4:59 PM

    Nashik (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) In two separate incidents, army men attacked on-duty police personnel, injuring at least three, and vandalised the Upanagar police station here on the eve of Army Day, a top police official said Wednesday. In the first incident, an army lieutenant on two-day casual leave, came

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  • 36 IS militants killed in Iraq
    4:55 PM

    Baghdad, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 36 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes and air strikes across Iraq Wednesday, a security source said. In Iraq’s Anbar province, US-led coalition warplanes pounded a school building used as IS headquarters, leaving 13 militants dead and six wounded along with four

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