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US military commander’s plane damaged in Afghan attack


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Rockets fired by insurgents from outside a heavily fortified airfield in Afghanistan damaged the transport plane of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the US ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... 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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Pentagon condemns US soldiers posing with Afghan corpses


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon E. Panetta Wednesday rejected the conduct depicted in two-year-old photos of several US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan militants, released in ... Read more...

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Turkish military helicopter crashes in Kabul, killing 16


March 18th, 2012 - 1:43 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A Turkish military helicopter crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Friday morning, killing twelve soldiers and four civilians ... 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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US apologises over Afghan Quran burning


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has apologised to the people of Afghanistan for an incident in which copies of the Quran were reportedly burned, according ... Read more...

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Afghan MP among 20 killed in attack on funeral


December 26th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by BNO News
TALOQAN, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 20 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday. A member of parliament was ... Read more...

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UAE-US officials discuss military cooperation


December 11th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and the US have discussed ways to develop mutual cooperation in the fields of military coordination, training and exchange of expertise.The ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 55 at Shiite shrine in Kabul


December 7th, 2011 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 55 people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a suicide bomber targeted a large group of Shiites at a shrine in the Afghan capital of ... Read more...

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NATO commander meets Pakistan army chief


September 10th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) The commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has met Pakistan's army chief and discussed with him ways to improve regional ... Read more...

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Obama likely to announce changes in national security team this week


April 27th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is expected to announce changes in his national security team, including the ambassador to Afghanistan, this week.The Washington Post quoted administration officials familiar ... Read more...

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U.S. Senate confirms Gen. Petraeus as new Afghan war commander


July 1st, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed General David Petraeus as the new commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan in a 99-0 unanimous vote.Gen. Petraeus will replace Gen. ... Read more...

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Special Advisor for Gulf and South West Asia Dennis Ross Travel


April 28th, 2009 - 2:35 am ICT by admin
Special Advisor Ross will travel to the Middle East beginning April 28 to discuss with Gulf and Egyptian leaders issues of mutual and regional concern. This trip will further advance the U.S. ... Read more...

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