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Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... Read more...

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Helmet-cam Afghan war videos to be shown on BBC


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Video footage captured on helmet cameras of frontline British troops killed in the Afghan war will be shown for the first time in a BBC ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest reopening of NATO supply lines


July 8th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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No deal with Pakistan casts shadow over NATO summit


May 21st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) As a NATO summit opened here amid protests, the US failed to strike a deal with Pakistan to reopen supply lines to Afghanistan casting a long ... Read more...

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Pakistani safe havens hinder Afghan war: US


April 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani safe havens and corruption are two factors retarding the progress of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a senior US military commander.Pakistan represents a ... Read more...

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Soviet soldier to be buried 30 years after Afghan war


March 24th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a Soviet soldier who died in Afghanistan 30 years ago will be reburied in his home country, former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, following ... Read more...

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Harry gets trained for hostage situation


January 31st, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Prince Harry, who is also an Apache helicopter pilot, has received training for a possible hostage situation he could face if he crashes behind enemy lines ... Read more...

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A last tango between Washington and Islamabad? (Comment)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
The tension between Islamabad and Washington is being stretched to the limit. Reports from Washington say US officials are trying to "limit" its counter-terrorism alliance with Pakistan. But this time, ... Read more...

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Three years after 26/11, India, Pakistan talk of new chapter


November 25th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Three years after Pakistani terrorists unleashed mayhem in Mumbai, India and Pakistan are cautiously inching ahead to write "a new chapter" in their accident-prone ... Read more...

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80 Afghans held for illegally entering Pakistan


November 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) A total of 80 Afghans have been arrested for illegally entering Pakistan through a border town in southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.The Afghans entered through Chaman ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar urges Taliban not to hurt civilians


November 5th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 5 (IANS) The elusive Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has urged his fighters not to hurt civilians while continuing the war against NATO-led forces in Afghanistan."Our ... Read more...

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Four US posts attacked in Afghanistan


October 8th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 7 (IANS) Four American outposts were attacked in simultaneous strikes in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan Friday, on the 10th anniversary of the start of the Afghan ... Read more...

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US ‘responsibly ending’ Afghan war, says Obama


October 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Ten years after the US launched the war on terror in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Friday the US is "responsibly ending" the warfare despite ... Read more...

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Safe havens in Pakistan biggest challenge in Afghan war: Mullen


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) A top US military adviser to both presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush says the biggest challenge in the Afghanistan war is the safe ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan ties have hit new low: Daily


September 27th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) The US-Pakistan ties have plunged to a new low following an accusation that ISI supported the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, said a Pakistani daily Tuesday.The News International ... Read more...

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Afghan cross-border attacks can damage relations: Gilani


August 28th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday said cross-border attacks launched from the Afghanistan side can severely damage relations between the two countries.Gilani said in ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai reaffirm commitment to Afghan mission


August 8th, 2011 - 6:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai reaffirmed their commitment to the mission in Afghanistan, a day after a helicopter crash ... Read more...

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Afghan war has cost Britain 18 bn pounds


July 28th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) The cost of British military operations in Afghanistan was Thursday officially estimated at over 18 billion pounds (around $29 billion), The Guardian reported.The figures released by ... Read more...

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Search on for new war memorial’s site: Antony


July 26th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it was searching for an "alternative site" for a new war memorial, even as it rejected a proposal from the armed ... Read more...

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12 years sentence sought for Polish soldiers for Afghan war crimes


May 25th, 2011 - 5:56 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland's military Prosecutor General demanded Tuesday 12-year sentences for seven Polish soldiers who shot civilians in Afghanistan in 2007.The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers ... Read more...

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Karachi attack shows Pakistan’s divide over Afghan war: India


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) India Monday said the attack on a Pakistani military base in Karachi was the handiwork of those opposing the war against the Taliban in ... Read more...

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‘US sees bin-Laden’s killing a chance to end Afghan war’


May 4th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The Obama administration is trying to use Osama bin-Laden's death to accelerate a negotiated settlement with the Taliban and bring an end to the Afghan war, an ... Read more...

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Af-Pak-US meeting slated for May 3 in Islamabad: Husain Haqqani


April 30th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): Trilateral talks between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States will be held on May 3 in Islamabad, Pakistan's Ambassador to Washington, Husain Haqqani, has said.He also rejected the assertions ... Read more...

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Petraeus to commence third US ‘war’ in Pakistan as CIA chief: Report


April 30th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): General David H. Petraeus, who has served as commander in two wars launched by the United States after the 9/11 attacks, would effectively take command of a third- ... Read more...

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Low American support for Obama’s management of Afghan war: Poll


April 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): Majority of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's management of the Afghanistan war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The poll covering 1,001 adults, showed 49 ... Read more...

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Bashir arrives in Washington to seek to iron out Pak, US ‘differences’


April 21st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has arrived in Washington to hold talks with US officials as both nations seek ways to iron out differences and find "strategic convergences" to ... Read more...

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Afghan war affecting Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has criticised US politicians, saying they fail to understand that the war on terror in Afghanistan affects the entire region.Zardari ... Read more...

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War in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan: Zardari


April 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the war in Afghanistan is destabilising his country, and affecting efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity."Just as ... Read more...

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US-Pak relations to remain “transactional” following Davis standoff: Analysts


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): The release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis might have ended a damaging spy row, but the bilateral ties between the US and Pakistan are expected to merely remain ... Read more...

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Pak barrier over US, Afghanistan and Taliban peace negotiations to end Afghan war


March 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 17(ANI): The United States, the Afghan government and Taliban leaders have reportedly begun to take a hard look at what it would take to start negotiations to end the ... Read more...

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Internet is the greatest spying machine the world has ever seen: Assange


March 16th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 16(ANI): Julian Assange, co-founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, reckons that the Internet is the "greatest spying machine the world has ever seen" and is not a technology that necessarily favours ... Read more...

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Best way to end Pakistan’s support for terrorist groups is to win Afghan war: McCain


March 16th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The best way to persuade Pakistan to 'end its support for terrorist groups' is to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, senior US lawmaker and former Republican presidential candidate ... Read more...

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Writer William Dalrymple turns to first Anglo-Afghan war (With Image)


March 14th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Award winning writer William Dalrymple, the author of books like "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" and "White Mughals", is exploring ... Read more...

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