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Iran accuses US of backing rebel leader (Lead)


February 23rd, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 23 (IANS) Iran Tuesday accused the US of backing Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of the Pakistan-based Iranian Sunni rebel group Jundallah, Xinhua reported. The US has dismissed the Iranian accusations.Iran's ... Read more...

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NATO chief favours negotiations with Taliban


August 1st, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 1 (DPA) The new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) spoke out in favour of negotiations with the radical Islamist Taliban in Afghanistan, Danish media reported Saturday. In ... Read more...

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NATO chief Scheffer treated for blood clot


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 22 (DPA) NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer underwent treatment in a hospital Tuesday after suffering from a minor blood clot, the alliance said. The procedure was successful and de ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda, Taliban must be crushed to prevent global terror free run: NATO chief


July 21st, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups must be crushed in Afghanistan to prevent them from carrying out attacks across the world, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ... Read more...

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NATO, Russia agree to resume military ties


June 28th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Corfu (Greece), June 28 (Xinhua) NATO and Russia have agreed to resume thier military ties that have been frozen after the war in Georgia last year, officials said Saturday. "We restarted our ... Read more...

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NATO agrees on anti-piracy force


June 12th, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, June 12 (DPA) NATO defence ministers have agreed to send a force of up to 10 warships to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia, Britain's defence minister said Friday. NATO currently ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief discusses situation with NATO


May 20th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani discussed the situation in his country during his meeting Tuesday with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and other NATO ... Read more...

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Moscow to expel NATO representative: Report


May 6th, 2009 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (DPA) Russia is to expel the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's information office from Moscow, a report said Tuesday, in a sign of a continued deterioration of ... Read more...

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NATO leaders agree to resume direct talks with Russia


April 5th, 2009 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 5 (Xinhua) The leaders of NATO member states have agreed to relaunch talks with Russia in the framework of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), suspended by the alliance unilaterally ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to review law that discriminates against women


April 4th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an urgent review of a controversial new law that critics say might tolerate rape within marriage, BBC reported Saturday. At the ... Read more...

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NATO clashes over new chief (Lead)


April 4th, 2009 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Baden-Baden (Germany), April 4 (DPA) Turkey vetoed Friday the appointment of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next NATO secretary general, souring the start of the alliance's 60th anniversary summit ... Read more...

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Leaders fail to agree on new NATO chief


April 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS
Baden-Baden (Germany), April 4 (DPA) NATO leaders failed to agree on the appointment of Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the alliance's next secretary general during dinner talks in the German ... Read more...

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NATO will appoint a new chief Friday, says Merkel


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Baden-Baden (Germany), April 3 (DPA) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected NATO to choose a new secretary general as early as Friday evening. "We want to establish the succession this ... Read more...

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Gorbachev slams NATO’s east European expansion


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) Former president of the erstwhile Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev has criticised NATO for its expansion to the east of Europe, Prensa Latina reported Friday. "Government leaders of Germany, the ... Read more...

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Europe must boost Afghanistan mission: Outgoing NATO chief


March 31st, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 31 (DPA) European members of NATO must not slacken their military efforts in the struggle against the radical Islamic Taliban in Afghanistan, outgoing NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer ... Read more...

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EU increases financial assistance to Pakistan


March 25th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 25 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has increased financial assistance to Pakistan, an EU official said here. When asked to comment on US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke's ... Read more...

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Three wounded in blast in Afghan capital


March 18th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 18 (DPA) Three civilians were wounded Wednesday in a blast triggered by a roadside bomb in Kabul as NATO's highest decision-making body, led by its secretary general, was ending a ... Read more...

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NATO to provide troops for Afghan polls


March 12th, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 12 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has assured Afghanistan that the military alliance was preparing to provide troops for the upcoming elections, EuAsiaNews reported. Scheffer made the assurance ... Read more...

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Clinton attends her first NATO foreign ministers’ meeting


March 5th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 5 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived at NATO's headquarters in Brussels Thursday for talks with fellow foreign ministers on the alliance's strategy in Afghanistan and on its ... Read more...

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US can accept a Swat style truce in Afghanistan: Gates


February 21st, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Krakow, Feb 21 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said that Washington could accept a political agreement between the Afghanistan Government and the Taliban along the lines of the truce ... Read more...

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Pak serious about fighting extremism: Scheffer


February 19th, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Feb. 19 (ANI): North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer on Thursday said the militants fighting forces in Afghanistan are trying to destabilize Pakistan, and the alliance ... Read more...

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EU warns Russia agaist military build-up in Georgian


February 6th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (DPA) The European Union (EU) warned Russia Thursday not to go ahead with its plans to build up a military presence in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and ... Read more...

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NATO may have to play bigger role in Arctic: official


January 30th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 30 (Xinhua) NATO may have to play a bigger role in the Arctic as the melting of the ice cap would create security and environment challenges, a top official said.NATO ... Read more...

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NATO urges India, Pakistan to de-escalate tensions


January 29th, 2009 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 28 (IANS) Refusing to intervene in the "bilateral relations" of India and Pakistan, the NATO has urged them to take all necessary steps to de-escalate the tension in their ties, ... Read more...

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Talibans victory in Pak, Afghanistan to spell disaster for international security: NATO


January 27th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Jan 27 (ANI): NATOs Secretary General De Hoop Scheffer has said that urgent attention is needed to be paid to South Asia as a victory for the Taliban in Pakistan ... Read more...

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NATO chief sees role for Iran in Afghanistan


January 27th, 2009 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 27 (Xinhua) NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has said that all Afghanistan's neighbours, including Iran, must be engaged if the West wants to succeed in the war-torn country."To ... Read more...

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Gilani invites US special envoy Holbrooke to Pakistan


January 24th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama serving notice that he expects Pakistan to do more in the war against terror, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has invited newly-appointed special ... Read more...

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NATO urges Pakistan for more effort to stop terrorist infiltration


January 23rd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.23 (ANI): NATO has asked Pakistan to put in more efforts and greater action to stop the infiltration of terrorists into Afghanistan. NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has ... Read more...

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NATO chief meets Zardari, to meet Gilani and other Pak leaders


January 22nd, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.22 (ANI): NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer held talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad on Thursday on regional issues such as security along the Afghan ... Read more...

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NATO pledges cooperation with Pakistan on fighting terrorism (Lead)


January 22nd, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (Xinhua) NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Thursday pledged to work with Pakistan to fight terrorism."Pakistan and NATO share common strategic objectives," Scheffer said at a joint press ... Read more...

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NATO chief in Pakistan for security talks


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (DPA) NATO's secretary general was holding talks Thursday in Islamabad on Pakistan's increased cooperation in the fight against Islamic militancy and the security of a key supply route for ... Read more...

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NATO demands better troop performance in Afghanistan


December 4th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.4 (ANI): The challenges in war-torn Afghanistan are great and it is time for the allies involved in the global war against terror) to do better, the North Atlantic Treaty ... Read more...

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NATO chief warns of terror strike in Western Europe


December 3rd, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.3 (ANI): North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer has warned that terrorists have the potential to strike in western Europe. The war on terror (in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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British Pakistanis concerned over NATO strikes in North Waziristan


October 10th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 10 (ANI): The British Pakistani community has expressed concern over NATO-led forces attacks inside Pakistani territory and asked the organisation to refrain from such actions.British Member of Parliament ... Read more...

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NATO and UN formalize their cooperation


September 27th, 2008 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Brussels/New York, Sep 26 (DPA) An agreement was signed Friday formalizing the existing political cooperation Between NATO and the UN, NATO spokesman James Appathurai said.The paper was signed on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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