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US hands over key prison to Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (IANS) US forces in Afghanistan Monday handed over full control of a key US-run prison - the Bagram Detention Centre - to the Afghan defence ministry, ... Read more...

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11 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


September 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (IANS) Afghan police and army, backed by the NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 11 Taliban militants in different provinces since Saturday, the country's Interior Ministry said ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia helps end conflict


September 6th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could put pressure on the Syrian authorities to help resolve the conflict in the country, a Syrian opposition leader said.Fathi Jamous, leader of the ... Read more...

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37 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan this year


August 13th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) A total of 37 soldiers of the NATO-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have died so far since the beginning of this year, said an International ... Read more...

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‘Afghanistan’s future lies in strengthening democracy, checking corruption’


August 9th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The future of Afghanistan depends upon how it strengthens its fledgling democratic institutions and arrests corruption, says Sujeet Sarkar, the author of a ... Read more...

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Afghan police kill 17 Taliban militants


July 31st, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) Afghan police killed 17 Taliban militants and wounded five others across the country since Sunday, said Interior Ministry in a statement Monday."Afghan National Police backed ... Read more...

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61 militants killed in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (IANS) A total of 61 Taliban militants have been killed in military operations carried out by Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops in the last 24 ... Read more...

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Pakistan to re-open NATO supply routes: Clinton


July 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Tuesday Pakistan has decided to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. This was after she expressed her "deepest ... 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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20 Taliban militants killed


June 24th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 24 (IANS) Twenty Taliban militants and a NATO soldier have been killed in continuing violence in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Sunday.A coordinated overnight operation in several ... Read more...

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42 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


June 17th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 17 (IANS) Over 40 Taliban militants have been killed and 37 suspects detained during joint security operations in different provinces of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, the ... Read more...

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Two soldiers killed in NATO chopper crash


June 6th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 6 (IANS) Two soldiers with the NATO-led coalition forces were killed Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service ... Read more...

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30 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 2 (IANS) At least 30 Taliban militants have been killed and 14 injured in various Afghanistan provinces in the last 24 hours, the country's interior ministry said ... Read more...

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20 Afghan militants killed


May 28th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) Over 20 Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan during military operations, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan police, army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves for US to attend NATO summit


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Chicago to attend a NATO summit as Pakistan mulls the reopening of supplies for the coalition forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Eight Taliban killed in Afghanistan


May 6th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) Eight Taliban militants have been killed during joint operations of Afghan forces and NATO troops in various Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Sunday."Afghan police, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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NATO asks Pakistan to open transit routes


April 20th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Thursday urged Pakistan to open the transit supply routes for the coalition forces in Afghanistan."And when it comes to our ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls NATO toll tax


April 19th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir Khan has proposed a levy of $1,000 on each NATO truck transporting vital supplies through the country to the coalition forces ... 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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Kabul fighting over


April 16th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) All Taliban attackers who launched a series of attacks in Kabul Sunday have been killed and the fighting is over, reported Xinhua Monday citing the ... Read more...

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Two NATO troops killed in Afghanistan


March 26th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 26 (IANS) A man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in Afghanistan Monday."An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition to resist NATO supply restoration


March 25th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties have vowed to block every move by the government to restore NATO supplies to Afghanistan.Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Clinton regrets Afghan shooting incident


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed "deep regret" over the shooting incident in Afghanistan in which a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, ... Read more...

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Uzbek terror outfit supporter nabbed in US


March 16th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 45-year-old man has been detained in the US on suspicion of supporting a terrorist group from Uzbekistan.The Philadelphia resident allegedly donated $300 to the ... Read more...

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Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan


March 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 4 (IANS) A Taliban leader was killed by the security forces in northern Afghanistan Sunday, police said.Seyd Gul was killed in Kunduz province in a joint operation ... Read more...

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Five soldiers involved in Afghan Quran burning


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) US military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the burning of the holy Quran in Afghanistan last week, Xinhua reported.The soldiers removed the ... Read more...

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Five militants killed, 22 held in Afghanistan


February 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Five suspected Taliban militants were killed and 22 arrested in joint operations in eight Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Monday.The Afghan National Police, army, ... Read more...

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Britain withdraws civilian staff from Kabul


February 26th, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain has announced to temporarily withdraw its civilian staff from Kabul after the shooting dead of two NATO officers at the Afghan interior ministry.The civilian members ... Read more...

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Seven Taliban killed, 18 held in Afghanistan


February 12th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) Seven Taliban militants have been killed, two injured and 18 detained as suspects since Saturday in joint operations launched by the Afghan forces backed by ... Read more...

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3,021 Afghan civilians killed in 2011: UN


February 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 4 (IANS) A total of 3,021 civilians were killed in terrorism-related violence in 2011 in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its annual report ... Read more...

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US to end Afghan combat operations in 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) The US hopes to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by the middle of next year, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.He was speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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Pakistan considers India an existential threat: US


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) The United States wants its relations with Pakistan to remain positive, but their interests sometimes differed as Pakistan considered India as an existential threat, according ... Read more...

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Zardari, Kayani agree to keep NATO supplies blocked


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani have agreed to keep NATO supplies to Afghanistan blocked till parliament takes a ... Read more...

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