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Afghanistan: Taliban commander behind NATO helicopter crash captured


September 17th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Afghan and coalition forces on Sunday arrested a Taliban commander who allegedly coordinated an attack against a coalition helicopter in eastern Afghanistan, killing two American soldiers, the ... Read more...

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NATO soldier killed in Afghan blast


September 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 9 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led coalition was killed Sunday in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said in a statement."An International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 3 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the military alliance said."An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised ... Read more...

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Man in Afghan army uniform kills three NATO soldiers


August 30th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) A man wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot dead three NATO soldiers in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, the coalition confirmed Thursday. Wednesday's attack ... Read more...

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Afghan force to protect NATO bases


August 24th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is ready to provide security to NATO military bases throughout the country, according to an Afghan minister.Speaking at ... Read more...

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No joint anti-terror operation with US: Pakistan


August 18th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan has no plans to conduct a joint military operation with the US against the Taliban in the country, the army announced Friday.Army chief Gen ... Read more...

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NATO helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, killing 11


August 17th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven American service members and four Afghans were killed Thursday when a coalition helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, military officials said, in what was one of the ... Read more...

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11 killed in NATO chopper crash in Afghanistan


August 16th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) Eleven people, including four NATO and three US soldiers, were killed Thursday when a NATO military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan's Kandhar province, Xinhua reported.The ISAF helicopter ... 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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ISAF commander meets Pakistan army chief (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John R. Allen Thursday called on Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss issues related ... Read more...

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ISAF commander to visit Pakistan Thursday


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan Gen John Allen will arrive here Thursday in an one-day official visit.The top commander will discuss ... 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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40 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) At least 40 Taliban were killed and 14 injured in a cross-border attack the militants launched against police checkposts in Afghanistan's Paktika province Saturday, a ... Read more...

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Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) At least two NATO-led coalition soldiers were killed in a blast in Afghanistan Sunday, the military alliance said in a statement."Two International Security Assistance Force ... Read more...

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Afghan democracy can learn from India: Experts


July 21st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Afghanistan may draw lessons in democracy from India to ensure participation of all ethic groups from across the embattled nation, Indian experts suggested Saturday.At ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan: Clinton (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Pakistan has decided to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, after she expressed her "deepest regrets" over ... 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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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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NATO, New Zealand sign cooperation deal


June 5th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 5 (IANS) New Zealand and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation.New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and NATO Secretary-General Anders ... Read more...

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NATO plans new Afghan mission after 2014


June 4th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full ... Read more...

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China’s military spending matter of concern, says Antony (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday expressed concern over China's high and opaque defence spending which touched $106 billion this year.At the Asia security meet in Singapore, India's Defence ... Read more...

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New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 22 (IANS) New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than previously scheduled, the government announced Tuesday.Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills NATO troops, children near market


May 21st, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two coalition service members and two Afghan children, officials said. A ... 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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Germany to give $190 mn to Afghanistan after 2014


May 17th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Germany will give 150 million euros ($190 million) worth of cash aid to Afghanistan a year after international peacekeeping forces pull out on schedule in 2014 ... Read more...

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Four NATO soldiers die in southern Afghanistan


May 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Four NATO soldiers lost their lives during separate incidents in restive southern Afghanistan, the military alliance said."Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members died ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, ISAF to hold trilateral meet


May 10th, 2012 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A trilateral meeting of the military authorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will take place in Rawalpindi later this week, Pakistani ... Read more...

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India, US commit to Afghanistan’s future


May 8th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to ... Read more...

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India, US send strong signals to Pakistan, Iran (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday signalled common intent and purpose, asking Pakistan to take stronger action against terror, advising Iran to desist from its ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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‘US gives security to Indian workers in Afghanistan’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indians working at American military bases in Afghanistan are being looked after by the US authorities, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi told the ... Read more...

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11 die in Kabul attack after Obama trip (Third Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five ... Read more...

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Kabul fighting over, all attackers killed


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) All Taliban attackers have been killed and the fighting inside a residential compound used by foreign staff of international organizations here is over, authorities said."Afghan ... Read more...

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NATO soldier dies in Afghanistan


April 29th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 29 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died Saturday in Afghanistan, a statement said."An International Security Assistance Force service member died as ... Read more...

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