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Two US soldiers killed by Afghan cop


August 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Afghan policeman shot dead two American servicemen in Afghanistan's western Farah province, the Pajhwok Afghan News reported Saturday.In a statement, NATO said two US ... Read more...

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US condemns deadly attacks in Iraq


July 24th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has strongly condemned the spate of attacks across Iraq in the last two days, the deadliest in the country since the withdrawal of US ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a ‘black hole’ for US aid


May 17th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack: Fight over, all attackers killed (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) The synchronised terror attack launched by the Taliban in Kabul is over and all attackers have been killed following an overnight operation that saw a ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul as security forces fight Taliban (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Kabul early Monday as security forces overnight battled Taliban militants who staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, ... Read more...

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Taliban’s ’spring offensive’ continues in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Fighting was on Monday morning in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul where Taliban militants have staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, the ... Read more...

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Russian embassy escaped Taliban attack in Afghanistan


April 16th, 2012 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 16 (IANS) As Taliban launched a coordinated wave of assaults Sunday in Afghanistan by targetting embassies of the US and Germany, Russia clarified that its embassy had ... Read more...

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Obama to visit Korean DMZ


March 21st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama will visit Sunday the demilitarized zone separating North and South Koreas, ahead of next week's nuclear security summit in Seoul, ... Read more...

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Iraq better off after US withdrawal: Russia


March 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia feels the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq has not made the situation in the country worse, a minister said Friday."We consider the ... Read more...

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India, US war drill kicks off in Rajasthan


March 5th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Indicative of their growing interoperability and comfort levels in joint operations, the Indian and US armies Monday kicked off a war drill in Rajasthan that ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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Top US official appalled by purported Marine video


January 13th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressed outrage Thursday over a video that appears to show four Marines urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties close to collapse: Chinese daily


December 4th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) The death of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in a NATO attack was a "symbolic event indicating the progressive deterioration" of US-Pakistan bilateral ties, a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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US soldier killed in Iraq


November 16th, 2011 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 16 (IANS) A US soldier was killed during a military operation in Iraq, the US military said."A US service member was killed Monday while conducting operations in ... Read more...

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India playing great game in Afghanistan, says Musharraf


November 7th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) India is trying to gain influence in Kabul after the planned US withdrawal by 2014 and President Hamid Karzai is "going along" with it, former ... Read more...

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Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... 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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Pakistan may have faced India, US after 9/11: Musharraf


September 10th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistan would have had to face the combined military might of the US and India if it had not allowed American troops on its territory ... Read more...

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Obama offers condolences over Afghan chopper crash


August 6th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) President Barack Obama offered condolences Saturday to the families of 31 US soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan."My thoughts and prayers go out ... Read more...

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US military equipment being moved out of Iraq: Report


August 6th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of US military equipment has been moved out of Iraq and the remaining is on track as the deadline for American forces to ... Read more...

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US asks British troops’ help in Afghanistan


July 15th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The US commander in Afghanistan has asked Britain to take over a Taliban hotbed - dubbed the "valley of death" - in Afghanistan as American ... Read more...

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US airbase in Kyrgyzstan to have less troops


July 4th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) A US airbase in Kyrgyzstan that serves as a key transit centre for war efforts in Afghanistan will lessen the number of its personnel, the ... Read more...

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Britain to continue Libya operation


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) British forces will continue the fight in Libya against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi until "the job was done", a top official said."Make no mistake, we ... Read more...

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Barack Obama to withdraw troops from Afghanistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama has unveiled his plans to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. There are more than 100,000 US troops in Afghanistan and according to the ... Read more...

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Obama announces US troop pullout from Afghanistan


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has announced plans to withdraw 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan this year.The first US soldiers will begin returning home next ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s refusal to US may help ties: daily


June 13th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's refusal to the US to undertake joint military operations against Islamists can actually bring about a more meaningful bilateral cooperation, a newspaper said Monday.This "would ... Read more...

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Tens of thousands protest in Baghdad to demand U.S. troops to leave


May 27th, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Baghdad on Thursday to demand that American troops leave the country by the end of the year, local ... Read more...

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Diplomatic Cables reveal US troops’ role in Pakistan


May 21st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Forces were embedded with Pakistani troops for intelligence gathering and joint operations in 2009, US diplomatic cables have revealed.Confidential US diplomatic cables leaked by ... Read more...

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Afghans fear bin-Laden’s death will divert US’ attention from Kabul


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, May 3 (ANI): Senior Afghan government officials now fear that the United States would forget about their region after tracking down Osama bin-Laden.According to the Washington Post, much fear the ... Read more...

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Surprised that Osama was in Abbottabad: Musharraf (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 2 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf said Monday he was surprised Osama bin Laden was in Abbottabad, just a short distance from capital Islamabad. He also ... Read more...

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US escalating airdrops to troops in Afghanistan


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Waza Khwa (Afghanistan), Apr. 22 (ANI): The U.S. military, using Google Earth and disposable parachutes, is escalating its airdrops to troops in isolated outposts, to avoid exposing ground convoys to ambushes ... Read more...

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Talks on US presence in Afghanistan after uullout nnnerving region


April 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr. 19 (ANI): The proposed pullout from Afghanistan by American troops is now being viewed as a delicate development, as it will take place at a critical time. There are ... Read more...

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Iraqis demand end to American occupation


April 10th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators on Saturday took to the streets of Baghad to mark the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and demand the departure ... Read more...

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Pak says ‘damning’ White House report on terror ‘misinterpreting ground situation’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas has rejected the White House report that gave a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards "defeating the insurgency" thriving in the ... Read more...

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US report blasts Pakistan’s failing insurgency eradication efforts


April 6th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6(ANI): The Obama administration has given a harshly critical assessment of Pakistan's efforts towards eradicating terrorists in a new report, saying that even after years of work with the Pakistani ... Read more...

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