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India, China, Pakistan dialogue on Afghanistan?


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) With the prospect of regional rivalries intensifying over Afghanistan, China is thinking of proposing a trilateral dialogue among New Delhi, Beijing and Islamabad on ... 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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Dams the latest culprit in global warming


August 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 8 (IANS) Researchers have documented the role dams play in global warming and the surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.Bridget Deemer, doctoral student ... Read more...

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Aerospace, defence business sluggish in 2011: Study


July 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The global aerospace and defence industry performance in 2011 was sluggish, posting a revenue gain of just 2.3 percent compared to 2.5 percent in 2010, ... Read more...

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India to pitch for investment-driven Afghanistan revival


July 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Building upon the success of a regional investors' meet India hosted last month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday heads to the Tokyo Donors' ... Read more...

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Reopening NATO routes in Pakistan’s interest: PM


July 5th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The decision to reopen the routes for passage of NATO supplies to Afghanistan via Pakistan was taken in the best interests of the country following the ... Read more...

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US praises India’s ‘huge role’ in Afghanistan


June 19th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) In the face of reported Taliban praise for India for standing up to the United States over the situation in the war-torn Afghanistan, the US ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. Few other details ... 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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US military to have fewer generals and admirals


December 30th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The US armed forces have begun thinning the ranks of generals and admirals with the aim of bringing the number of senior officers back down ... Read more...

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Insurgents kill NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


November 10th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Wednesday when he was attacked by insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said one of ... Read more...

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India cautions against premature withdrawal of UN missions


October 13th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 13 (IANS) Decrying a tendency to ask UN missions "to do more with less", India has called for vital security sector reform for establishing enduring peace and ... Read more...

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India remains committed to help rebuild Afghanistan


September 30th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 30 (IANS) With the onset of the drawdown of foreign security forces in Afghanistan, India has said it remains committed to partnering Kabul in building a peaceful, ... Read more...

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‘India natural destination for Afghanistan on New Silk Road’


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Welcoming the international initiative to help Afghanistan in building a self-reliant and sustainable economy, India has said its rapid growth and its large ... Read more...

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Obama unveils deficit reduction plan


September 19th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) President Barack Obama Monday unveiled plans to reduce the US deficit and to kick-start economic growth."Washington has to live within its means," Obama said in ... Read more...

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Bomb blast kills 5 more NATO troops in southern Afghanistan


August 11th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb killed five more coalition service members in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said five of its service members ... Read more...

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UN calls for technological revolution or ‘major planetary catastrophe’


July 6th, 2011 - 7:23 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday warned that humanity is coming close to breaching the sustainability of Earth, urging a greater and faster technological revolution to avoid ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Petraeus to lead CIA


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 94-0 Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the next director of the CIA, a post left vacant by Leon Panetta's ... Read more...

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US Afghan pullout does hurt India: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the US pullout from Afghanistan would hurt India because the situation in the war-torn country would be thrown ... Read more...

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Afghan great game to influence India-Pakistan ties


June 25th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) With the talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan ending with a decision to explore more cross-Kashmir CBMs, the focus has now ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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 for ‘good’ Taliban, no to safe havens in Pakistan (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US will join efforts to reconcile with the Taliban, President Barack Obama has said, as he announced a pullout of American forces from Afghanistan. ... Read more...

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US will not tolerate safe havens in Pakistan: Obama


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) As US President Barack Obama announced a drawdown of US forces from Afghanistan from next month, he served a notice on Islamabad that terrorist safe ... Read more...

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US, NATO forces’ progress in Afghanistan ‘fragile and reversible’: Petraeus


March 16th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, has told lawmakers that the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan have halted the Taliban's momentum in much of ... Read more...

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Year 2011 seen as make-or-break year for coalition forces in Afghanistan


January 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 1(ANI): 2011 will become the make-or-break year for the Afghan mission after ambitious campaigns and a US troop build-up in 2010 failed to yield dramatic results against the Taliban.According ... Read more...

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‘US can’t save Afghanistan without dealing with Pak’


December 27th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan has said that winning war in Afghanistan will require much more than combat skills, and added that the US cannot save ... Read more...

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Clinton defends US Afghan war strategy after Karzai criticism


November 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended the US strategy in Afghanistan after Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged Washington to reduce the visibility and intensity of ... Read more...

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US may reposition instead of “withdrawing” troops from Afghanistan: NATO official


September 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): US troops may be repositioned around the war-torn Afghanistan, or engaged in training of Afghan police and soldiers, rather than be withdrawn from the country, the NATO Secretary ... Read more...

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After 4,400 deaths, US ends combat in Iraq (Lead)


September 1st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama declared the end of a wounding US combat mission in Iraq Tuesday, that resulted in 4,400 soldier deaths, while signalling ... Read more...

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Gen. Odierno says US troops will return only if Iraq security force “completely fails”


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): General Ray Odierno has said that a "complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces would be the only situation where the US would resume combat operations there.Gen ... Read more...

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Stanley Druckenmiller To Close Down His Hedge Fund


August 20th, 2010 - 3:31 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stanley Druckenmiller, the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Duquesne Capital Management sent shock waves across various quarters on Wednesday after he made the announcement ... Read more...

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‘US withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on situation on ground’


August 14th, 2010 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The timetable of American troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan will be driven by situation on the ground, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan said. David Petraeus, the four-star ... Read more...

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US, Afghanistan have no option but to work with Pak despite ISI-Taliban nexus: Experts


July 28th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28(ANI): Despite the huge cache of leaked classified US military documents proving links between Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Taliban, experts say that the U.S. and Afghanistan have ... Read more...

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Afghan, NATO forces kill 80 Taliban fighters (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 4 (DPA) Afghan and NATO forces killed more than 80 suspected Taliban militants in separate clashes and airstrikes in southern and central Afghanistan, officials said Sunday. A total of 63 ... Read more...

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Pak ‘hedging bets’ on Haqqanis following US’ ‘dithering’ over Afghanistan


June 29th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 29 (ANI): The persisting ambiguity over the US' decision to pull out of Afghanistan has encouraged Pakistan and its all powerful intelligence, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), to ... Read more...

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