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No intention to intervene in Syria: NATO chief


September 11th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 10 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday repeated that the military alliance has no intention to intervene in Syria and called for a political solution."Our position ... Read more...

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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

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Zardari-NATO chief meet postponed due to plane delay


May 20th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A delay in the arrival of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's plane Saturday evening led to the postponement of a meeting in Chicago between him ... Read more...

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NATO asks Pakistan to open transit routes


April 20th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Thursday urged Pakistan to open the transit supply routes for the coalition forces in Afghanistan."And when it comes to our ... Read more...

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NATO chief against arming Syrian rebels


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called for "a peaceful and political solution" to the Syrian crisis and warned against providing weapons to Syrian rebels."I ... Read more...

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NATO chief congratulates Putin on victory


March 9th, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has congratulated Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin on his return to office and said that he looks forward to continued ... Read more...

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Violence not affecting Afghan transition: NATO chief


February 29th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says violence in Afghanistan would not affect the planned transition of security responsibility to the country's forces. Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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Training mission in Iraq to end: NATO chief


December 12th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 12 (IANS) NATO will wrap up its training mission in Iraq by year-end, its secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said Monday."Agreement on the extension of this successful programme ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s cooperation vital in Afghanistan: NATO chief


December 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that Pakistan's help is essential in stabilising Afghanistan, days after the alliance's cross-border air raid killed 24 Pakistani ... Read more...

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Airstrikes on Pakistani troops unintended: NATO chief


November 27th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 27 (IANS) The NATO airstrikes that killed and wounded dozens of Pakistani soldiers Saturday were "unintended", alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday.A total of 24 Pakistani ... Read more...

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NATO chief falls off bike, fractures shoulder


November 15th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 15 (IANS) NATO Secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has fractured his left shoulder after falling off a mountain bike in Brussels.The 58-year-old Fogh Rasmussen, an avid mountain biker, ... Read more...

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NATO chief dismisses talk of intervention in Syria


November 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 4 (IANS) The chief of NATO Friday dismissed suggestions that the military alliance would intervene to stop the conflict in Syria."I understand the question, but Libya and ... Read more...

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NATO to continue military pressure on Haqqani network


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 3 (IANS) The NATO will continue applying pressure on the Haqqani network and stop it from launching attacks on the alliance's soldiers and on the Afghan population, ... Read more...

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NATO chief makes unannounced visit to Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made an unannounced visit to Libya Monday, a NATO spokesman said.Rasmussen will hold talks with National Transitional Council (NTC) head ... Read more...

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NATO formally decides to end Libya mission on Oct 31


October 28th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 28 (IANS) NATO formally decided Friday to cease operations in Libya on Oct 31, exactly seven months after the military alliance assumed full control of the campaign.NATO Secretary ... Read more...

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NATO may stay in Libya longer than planned: US


October 26th, 2011 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) NATO may not end its mission in Libya as early as planned, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen had said the ... Read more...

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Libyan liberation a great victory: NATO chief


October 24th, 2011 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 24 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the declaration of liberation in Libya marked a "great victory"."This is a great victory for the people of ... Read more...

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NATO ready to help Libya: Rasmussen


October 6th, 2011 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 6 (IANS) NATO is ready to help Libyan authorities to carry out reforms on defence and security if requested, said NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Wednesday while also ... Read more...

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Libya mission pretty close to end: NATO chief


October 4th, 2011 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) NATO announced Monday that its Libya mission was "pretty close" to its end, Xinhua reported.NATO defence ministers, however, are not expected to terminate the mission as ... Read more...

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NATO denies offering missile cooperation to India


September 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 30 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has denied recent media reports suggesting the 28-member Alliance offered India cooperation and sharing of technology in the field of missile ... Read more...

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Mission in Libya nearing completion: NATO chief


September 6th, 2011 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Brussles, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO's mission in Libya could be concluded soon, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said."Our operation is not yet over, but the direction is clear. ... Read more...

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Gaddafi plans to blow up Tripoli if captured


July 14th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has a "suicide plan" to blow up the capital city of Tripoli if it comes into the hands of rebels, Russia's special ... Read more...

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Bin Laden’s killing justified: NATO chief


May 5th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 5 (IANS/AKI) The US operation in which Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan was "justified", NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said."The bottom ... Read more...

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NATO vows to continue Afghan mission


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 2 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday vowed to continue the alliance's mission in Afghanistan while hailing Osama bin Laden's death as "a significant success" ... Read more...

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NATO chief expresses fears over presence of al-Qaeda members among Libyan rebels


March 30th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, has warned that American intelligence had found "flickers" of terrorist activity among the rebel groups in Libya."We are examining ... Read more...

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Egypt unrest may spawn ‘illegal immigration’ to UK, EU, warns NATO chief


February 8th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 8 (ANI): NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned that the political unrest in Egypt could lead illegal immigrants from there heading for Britain and the European Union (EU).The ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban “not on the ropes yet”: NATO chief


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, head of the NATO Joint Command and Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, has warned that the Taliban is far from being ... Read more...

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NATO confident of ‘end-game’ against Taliban in Afghanistan


October 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 10(ANI): NATO officials in Afghanistan have expressed confidence that their fight against the Taliban might be coming to an end.According to some NATO commanders, the insurgency in the region ... Read more...

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NATO calls on Pakistan to open border for supplies


October 5th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 4 (IANS) NATO Monday expressed regrets for the death of three Pakistani soldiers killed in its cross-border helicopter raid against Taliban militants and asked Pakistan to open the border ... Read more...

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Rasmussen, Qureshi to hold talks following ‘cross-border air strike standoff’


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): In the wake of the NATO key supply route blockage by Pakistan in retaliation against the US forces-led cross-border air strikes into its territory, NATO chief Anders Fogh ... Read more...

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Fla. church adamant on burning Korans on 9/11 despite widespread outrage


September 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Despite being condemned by top US officials, a Florida evangelical church appears to be adamant to proceed with its plans to burn copies of the Koran on ... Read more...

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Karzai gets approval for key plans at Afghan conference (Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Farhad Peikar Kabul, July 20 (DPA) The international community at a conference on Afghanistan here Tuesday gave more control over aid money to the Afghan government, but also approved a plan ... Read more...

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NATO military presence foments Afghan violence: Iran


July 20th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (DPA) Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Tuesday that the presence and increasing number of NATO troops was stirring up violence in Afghanistan. Mottaki, who was speaking at an ... Read more...

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British diplomat appointed NATO’s new Afghan envoy


January 27th, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) Britain's ambassador to Afghanistan Mark Sedwill has been appointed as new senior civilian representative of NATO in the conflict-hit country. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that Sedwill ... Read more...

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‘Terror-struck’ Pak, Afghanistan can’t be seen as separate states, says NATO chief


December 21st, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec. 21 (ANI): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are facing the common challenge of terrorism, and the menace can not be effectively dealt ... Read more...

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