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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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India reminds world of cross-border terror faced by Kabul


July 8th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India Sunday told the international community of the "existential threat" Afghanistan faces from terrorism emanating from across its borders.It also ... 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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Shed fear, invest in Afghan opportunity: India (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its vision of promoting economic rejuvenation and stability of Afghanistan by asking companies from the region to invest in that country in ... Read more...

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India bats for investments in Afghanistan (Factfile) (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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India pushes Afghanistan’s economic rejuvination (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
* India June 28 hosted the first regional investment summit in New Delhi to promote Afghanistan's economic rejuvenation and stability by encouraging private sector investment from across the region. External Affairs ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

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Germany lauds India’s Afghan role, pushes UN reforms (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Lauding New Delhi's role in Afghanistan, Germany Friday assured India that it will continue to support the violence-torn country after international troops leave in 2014 and ... Read more...

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India invites Pakistan for regional meet on Afghanistan


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Backing a regional approach to stabilising Afghanistan, India has invited over a dozen countries, including Pakistan and China, for a regional investors meet' in New ... Read more...

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Clinton’s India visit: Afghanistan, Iran, n-deal on agenda


May 4th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Afghanistan, Iran and progress in the nuclear deal are among the key issues that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to discuss ... Read more...

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India may invite Pakistan for regional meet on Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a crucial step, India is likely to invite Pakistan for a regional conference of investors on Afghanistan here next month that is aimed ... Read more...

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India’s security entwined with Afghanistan’s stability: Krishna


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its "unwavering commitment" to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become "a target for ... Read more...

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Russia concerned over US plans to keep Afghan bases


April 20th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed concern over US plans to keep its military contingent in Afghanistan after the pullout of international troops ... Read more...

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Taliban must have an authorised negotiator: Karzai


December 19th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The Afghan government cannot hold peace talks with the Taliban until the terror outfit identifies a representative with the authority to negotiate, President Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

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Britain asks Pakistan to finish Haqqani network


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Ahead of the Bonn conference on Afghanistan, Britain's AfPak envoy Mark Sedwill Friday "regretted" Pakistan's boycott of the conclave, but at the same time ... Read more...

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Taliban killed in failed bombing, five injured


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) A Taliban suicide bomber Friday tried to drive an explosives-laden lorry into a camp of international troops in Afghanistan, but failed and blew up the ... Read more...

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Ahead of Bonn meet, British AfPak envoy heading to India


November 29th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Bonn conference, British AfPak envoy Mark Sedwill will be holding talks with senior Indian officials later this week against the backdrop ... 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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Taliban step up attacks ahead of Afghan Loya Jirga


November 4th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 4 (IANS) Amid the Afghan government's efforts to convene Loya Jirga or traditional grand assembly of tribal elders to get national endorsement for inking the possible strategic ... Read more...

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British, Estonian troops killed in southern Afghanistan


October 16th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Two British and Estonian soldiers serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed on Saturday as a result of two separate insurgent attacks in southern ... Read more...

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Pact with India not to hit twin brother Pakistan: Karzai


October 5th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A day after he signed a landmark strategic pact with India to boost security and economic cooperation, Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday reached out ... 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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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A roadside bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing one coalition service member, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF said one of its service members ... Read more...

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Five NATO soldiers die in Afghanistan: ISAF


July 31st, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Five coalition service members were killed in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Sunday as a result of three separate incidents, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.ISAF ... Read more...

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100 militants killed in Afghan operation


July 23rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Over a hundred Taliban militants were killed in a three-day operation by Afghan and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported Saturday.Eighty militants were killed in ... Read more...

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Spain to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in 2012


June 24th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain will begin to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2012, defense ministry sources told EFE.This will allow the Spanish government to adhere to the ... Read more...

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Three American troops killed in eastern Afghanistan


June 1st, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A bomb blast killed three American service members in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, the U.S. military confirmed on Tuesday.The U.S. military said three United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) service ... Read more...

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Karzai wishes NATO would chase terrorists out of Afghanistan (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that following Osama bin Laden's killing in neighbouring Pakistan, the world should now realise that his country was "not the ... Read more...

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Afghanistan not the place of terrorism: Karzai


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that after the announcement of Osama bin Laden being killed in neighbouring Pakistan, the world should believe that his country ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposes military action in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) With thousands of Bangladeshi workers still inside Libya, Dhaka has urged international troops to show restraint and resort to force "only when absolutely essential and solely ... Read more...

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End NATO operations in Afghanistan: Karzai


March 12th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
Asadabad (Afghanistan), Mar. 12 (ANI): President Hamid Karzai has appealed to international troops to stop operations in Afghanistan.Speaking after visiting the relatives of nine children killed in a NATO air strike, the ... Read more...

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Angelina Jolie visits Afghanistan to meet refugees


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Angelina Jolie has made a surprise two-day visit to Afghanistan, the UN's refugee agency saidThe star of films such as 'Mr and Mrs Smith' and ... Read more...

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Wave of attacks kill seven NATO soldiers in Afghanistan


March 1st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A wave of insurgent attacks killed seven coalition service members on Monday and Tuesday, according to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), raising the coalition death toll ... Read more...

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Increasing number of Afghan children succumbing to Taliban, other militant groups’ attacks


February 16th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 16 (ANI): An increasing number of children are being killed and injured in Afghanistan, with a latest UN report saying that almost 1,800 children were either injured or succumbed ... Read more...

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