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NATO not to keep troops around Libya


October 25th, 2011 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO is not planning to leave forces around Libya following the end of its military mission in the country, NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu has said."A ... Read more...

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France to withdraw aircraft carrier from Libya mission


August 5th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 5 (IANS) France will withdraw its sole aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle from its Libya mission for maintenance, Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said.Longuet told French daily Var-Matin the ... Read more...

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US airbase in Kyrgyzstan to have less troops


July 4th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) A US airbase in Kyrgyzstan that serves as a key transit centre for war efforts in Afghanistan will lessen the number of its personnel, the ... Read more...

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Obama authorises 25 mn dollars in aid to Libyan opposition


April 27th, 2011 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Tuesday authorised up to $25 million in non-lethal aid to the opposition in Libya, the White House said.In a memorandum to ... Read more...

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EU awaits UN approval for deploying military forces in Libya


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): The European Union is awaiting the United Nations' approval to a "concept of operations" document that they have developed for deployment of military forces in Libya.Around 1,000 ... Read more...

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Western forces breaching UN resolution on Libya: Russian envoy


April 18th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Western forces should cease violating the UN Security Council resolution on Libya and maintain the embargo on arms supplies to the conflict zone, said ... Read more...

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Obama says Libya military mission ordered to prevent a massacre


March 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has defended his decision to send American forces to Libya, saying Washington acted to "prevent a massacre".He said that to do otherwise would ... Read more...

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US needed to stop Gadhafi’s ‘brutal repression’: Obama


March 29th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Defending US intervention in Libya, President Barack Obama argued that a failure to act against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "brutal repression" would have carried a ... Read more...

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Obama urged to clear confusion over US’ interest in Libya mission


March 28th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, who has contradicted Defence Secretary Robert Gates over America's intentions in intervening in Libya, has been urged to clarify the issue.Although Obama ... Read more...

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Robert Gates unaware about no-fly zone’s duration in Libya


March 28th, 2011 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said he does not know how long the no-fly zone might be in place in Libya, CBS News ... Read more...

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Protest staged against military mission in Libya


March 27th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) A number of protesters Saturday gathered outside the White House to raise concern against the US military operation in Libya, calling on Washington to stop meddling ... Read more...

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Libya mission saved lives of countless civilians: Obama


March 26th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that the international mission in Libya was clear and focused, and succeeding by saving countless innocents from a "bloodbath" threatened by the ... Read more...

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US will not put ground forces in Libya, says Obama


March 26th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama announced Saturday that the US will not deploy any ground forces in Libya."As I pledged at the outset, the role ... Read more...

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Obama: U.S. mission in Libya is succeeding, saved ‘countless’ lives


March 26th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday said the U.S. mission in Libya is succeeding and already saved 'countless' of lives, but said the country cannot intervene every time ... Read more...

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Obama to give address on Libya on Monday


March 26th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 26 (ANI): Facing increasing pressure from the U.S. Congress to clarify the American military mission in Libya, President Barack Obama will address the nation in a televised speech on ... Read more...

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US sends three warships to Libya


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US Navy Wednesday has dispatched three warships to the Mediterranean Sea to carry out military mission in Libya, Xinhua reported.Two of the ships left the ... Read more...

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‘Canadian troops in Afghanistan will end up training Taliban insurgents’


January 15th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan 15(ANI): Changing Canada's military mission from combat to training in Afghanistan would mean that Canada would train and equip many who will later join Taliban, New Democratic Party (NDP) ... Read more...

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Canadians divided over Govt’s plan to keep soldiers in non-combat role in Afghanistan


December 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Dec 14 (ANI): Forty-eight percent of Canadians support government's plan to keep soldiers in a non-combat role in Afghanistan, while 44 percent oppose it, according to a new Angus Reid poll.Although ... Read more...

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Asymmetrical US-Canada ties because of `Robin Vs Batman’ perception: US diplomats


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.2 (ANI): In a confidential diplomatic cable sent back to the State Department from Ottawa, the American Embassy warned of increasing mistrust of the United States by Canada with which it ... Read more...

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Woodward book says Obama became ’strategist-in-chief’ on Afghan war


September 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept.27 (ANI): US President Brack Obama grew so frustrated with his own administration's deliberations over the war in Afghanistan that he wound up dictating a six-page, single-spaced "terms sheet" that ... Read more...

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Gates rules out change in US’ ‘considered’ Afghan war policy


September 24th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): While expressing full confidence in the strategy in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has reportedly rejected assertions that a fractious internal debate had hobbled policy ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden hiding in Pak’s tribal areas: CIA chief


June 28th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): While admitting that the agency does not have exact knowledge about Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Leon Panetta has said ... Read more...

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US publicly demands deployment of Canadian troops in Afghanistan


March 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Mar.30 (ANI): The United States is publicly calling for Canadian troops to stay in Afghanistan past next year, sparking questions over what Canada's role will be after the 2011 deadline for ... Read more...

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Dutch Government collapses over country’s Afghanistan military mission


February 20th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Feb.20 (ANI): The Netherlands' coalition government has collapsed over the country's military mission in Afghanistan, the country's Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende said.The Daily Express quoted Balkenende, as saying ... Read more...

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Dutch government falls over Afghan mission


February 20th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Feb 20 (DPA) The Dutch coalition government collapsed early Saturday over a NATO request to extend the country's military mission to Afghanistan. In a statement announcing his cabinet's fall, Prime Minister Jan ... Read more...

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France deeply involved in Afghanistan reconstruction: Jerome Bonnafont


February 1st, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): French Ambassador to India Jerome Bonnafont has said that his nation is very much involved in developmental efforts in Afghanistan."We are very much involved in ... Read more...

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Clinton unveils long-term, non-military strategy for AFPAK


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has unveiled a long-term, non-military strategy to stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan that calls for sending more US civilian experts to the region.Clinton ... Read more...

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US to engage India, China, Russia to stabilise Pakistan, Afghanistan


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US proposes to engage Russia, China and India this year as it tries to bring stability to Afghanistan and Pakistan while it continues its ... Read more...

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Canada gives Toronto bombing plotter life sentence


January 19th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Jan. 19 (ANI): A Canadian-origin man, who masterminded an al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist plot to blow up Toronto targets, has been given life sentence in the stiffest punishment imposed to date under the ... Read more...

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Germany to extend Afghanistan mission


November 19th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 19 (IANS) Germany has decided to extend its military mission in Afghanistan for another year. The current mandate will expire Dec 13. Germany has deployed over 4,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of Brits against war in Afghanistan: BBC


November 8th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8(ANI): An opinion poll commissioned by the BBC has found that 64 percent people believe that it is impossible to win the war in AfghanistanThe ComRes opinion poll also ... Read more...

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British government defends Afghanistan policy


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (Xinhua) Britain has rejected claims that its military mission in Afghanistan was undermined by a failure to provide the army force with clear direction. British responsibility in Afghanistan have been ... Read more...

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Less than 18 percent of Afghan police aware of basic rights laws


May 1st, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, May 1 (ANI): Fewer than 20 per cent of Afghan law-enforcement officials are aware it's illegal to torture someone accused of a crime in that country, a report by a Canadian ... Read more...

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Most Canadians against Afghan mission if rape law implemented


April 12th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Ohio), Apr. 12 (ANI): Forty percent Canadians support their country's military mission in Afghanistan, but if the Afghan Government proceeds with a law allowing marital rape, opposition to the mission ... Read more...

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Military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan prove costly for UK


February 13th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 13 (ANI): The cost of Britain''s military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan has gone up to 4.5 billion pounds over the last year, the Ministry of Defense said. Last ... Read more...

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