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‘Iran, Pakistan can establish peace in the region’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Iran and Pakistan could play an important role in establishing peace and stability in the region, a top Pakistani politician has said.Senate chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain ... Read more...

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19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in Afghan province


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) At least five bodies of people kidnapped and killed by militants have been recovered in Afghanistan's Logar province near Kabul, a government official said Thursday."A ... Read more...

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Taliban leader held in Afghanistan: ISAF


August 1st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan's Zabul province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Wednesday."An Afghan and coalition security force arrested ... Read more...

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Afghan police officer, two guards killed in bomb blast


August 1st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior police official in Afghanistan's Helmand province was killed along with his two bodyguards Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle, Xinhua reported.Shah ... Read more...

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Governor among 18 killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) An Afghan governor and at least 17 Taliban militants were killed in violence, authorities said Sunday.Mohammad Ismael Wafa, the governor of Chak district, some 30 ... Read more...

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UAE charity group holds iftar in 19 countries


July 29th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 28 (IANS/WAM) The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment has carried out Ramadan iftar programmes for the poor in 19 countries, including India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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17 Tajik security officers killed


July 28th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 17 Tajik security officers have been killed during a special operation against a mafia-style group in eastern Tajikistan, an official said Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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China vows closer military ties with Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China Friday called for enhanced military ties with Afghanistan.Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong has said that military ties have been growing steadly ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Etisalat posts $517 mn profit


July 26th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Etisalat telecommunications company has posted a net profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for the second quarter of 2012 ending June 30.The figure represented an ... Read more...

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Seven Afghan children die in blast


July 25th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Seven children died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan Tuesday, an official said.The explosion took place in Ghor province when one of them stepped on ... Read more...

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11 killed in Pakistan drone strike (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 11 suspected militants were killed late Monday in a drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region along the border with Afghanistan, a media report ... Read more...

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Afghan sisters shot dead in ‘honour killing’


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) An Afghan man shot his two teenaged daughters dead when they returned home four days after running away with a young man, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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100 Taliban militants give up fighting


July 18th, 2012 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) One hundred Taliban fighters have laid down arms in Afghanistan and joined a government-backed peace process, an official said Tuesday.The militants laid down their arms ... Read more...

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One killed in attack on Pakistani police station


July 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least one policeman was killed and several held hostage Monday morning following a brazen attack launched by gunmen on a police station in Pakistan's northwest ... Read more...

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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Governor among 22 killed in Afghan suicide attack


July 15th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 14 (IANS) At least 22 people, including a provincial governor, were killed and 60 injured Saturday in Afghanistan following a suicide bombing attack during a wedding ceremony, RIA ... Read more...

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Krishna to meet Khar in Tokyo Sunday


July 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Two days after the foreign secretaries level talks, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo Sunday, ... Read more...

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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

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NATO containers in Pakistan leave for Afghanistan


July 5th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) NATO containers at the Karachi port will begin to leave Thursday for Afghanistan after a seven-month long blockade on their movement was lifted, a media report ... Read more...

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No secret deal with US on NATO route reopening: Khar


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan has not entered into any secret agreement with the US on reopening the NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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It’s not business as usual with Pakistan: NATO


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there have been a decline in cooperation activities and "it's not business as usual with Pakistan"."No, it's not business ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Afghan bombing


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 2 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 23 injured when a suicide car bomb went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar city Monday, said an official."Based on ... Read more...

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ICC hails Australia’s decision to play Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, July 2 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Alan Isaac has welcomed Australia's decision to play its first-ever game against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month."This ... Read more...

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Australian cricket team to play Afghanistan next month


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 2 (IANS) World No.1 ODI team, Australia will play the emerging Afghanistan in the Middle East next month in the latest step that recognises Afghanistan's increasing importance in ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholarships for 600 Afghan students


July 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan is offering 600 scholarships for Afghan students to enable them to study different disciplines at prominent institutions.Pakistan has been offering fully funded scholarships since 2009, ... Read more...

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Britain tops EU asylum seekers’ list


June 30th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Britain granted asylum to more people than any other European Union (EU) country last year, official figures show.Some 14,360 immigrants were given asylum within the UK ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma to lead business team to Afghanistan


June 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday he would soon lead an Indian business delegation to Afghanistan in a bid to enhance economic engagements ... Read more...

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Shakti Sinha is new DSIIDC CMD (With Image)


June 26th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Shakti Sinha Tuesday assumed charge as chairman-cum-managing director of the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp (DSIIDC) here.Sinha, an IAS officer of the 1979 ... Read more...

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US hails Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan


June 26th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The United States has hailed the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan to encourage more private sector investment in Afghanistan and support for its economy as "an ... Read more...

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13 Pakistani soldiers killed in Afghan attack (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) At least 13 Pakistani soldiers were killed Monday in a cross-border attack launched by militants from Afghanistan. Of the total, seven were found beheaded.The attack took ... Read more...

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Taliban man stays in Britain, saying outfit will kill him


June 25th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) A Taliban militant, who killed NATO soldiers in Afghanistan and supplied the outfit with weapons, has managed to stay in Britain, claiming he will be ... Read more...

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Pakistan protests Afghan attack (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan Monday protested to Afghanistan a cross-border attack by militants on a checkpost that killed six Pakistani soldiers.The Pakistani Taliban, which operates from the border ... Read more...

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Pakistan protests cross-border attack


June 25th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Pakistan Monday protested to the Afghan government over a cross-border attack by militants on a checkpost that killed six Pakistani soldiers.Pakistani Taliban militants, who operate ... Read more...

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