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ISI considers US its worst enemy, says jailed doctor


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its "worst enemy" and Islamabad's cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in ... Read more...

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50 Taliban killed in NATO drone strike


August 18th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 50 suspected Taliban militants were killed Saturday when a pilotless NATO plane bombed Afghanistan's eastern province of Kunar, Xinhua reported.The drone targeted four ... Read more...

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Afghan sisters shot dead in ‘honour killing’


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) An Afghan man shot his two teenaged daughters dead when they returned home four days after running away with a young man, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US trying to find solution to drone strikes


July 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said talks are continuing with the US on drone attacks in the country's northwest tribal region in an effort to reach a mutually ... Read more...

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Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines’ reopening


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday opposed Islamabad's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces to Afghanistan.The US had to suspend drone attacks after ... Read more...

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US suspends NATO supply talks with Pakistan


June 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Frustrated over lack of progress over talks with Pakistan to reopen critical supply routes into Afghanistan to US and NATO forces, the United States has called ... Read more...

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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use its territory: Panetta (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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Pakistan must not allow terrorists to use it: Panetta


June 7th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 7 (IANS) Visiting US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday observed that Afghanistan has made progress in security and governance transition, and added that it was extremely important ... Read more...

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17 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


May 24th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 24 (IANS) At least 17 Taliban militants have been killed in a countrywide military operation in Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Thursday.As many as 54 rebels were ... Read more...

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Making progress in talks with Pakistan: Panetta


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The US continues to negotiate with Pakistan towards a resolution that will lead to the reopening of NATO supply routes that have been closed since ... Read more...

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NATO endorses Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 22 (IANS) NATO leaders have endorsed President Barack Obama's plan for the withdrawal of the US-led international military force from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in ... Read more...

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NATO spends $1.7 bn on surveillance system


May 21st, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) NATO and Northrop Grumman Corporation, a European defence technology provider, Sunday signed a $1.7-billion contract here to set up a ground surveillance system.The contract, signed during ... Read more...

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Six kids hurt in Afghan suicide bombing


May 20th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 20 (IANS) A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in a southern Afghan province Sunday, injuring six children and three US soldiers with the NATO forces, an ... Read more...

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US lawmakers seek terrorist tag for Haqqani network


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Intelligence panels have demanded that the Obama administration "immediately" label the Pakistani-based Haqqani Network a terrorist ... 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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360 graduates join Afghan National Police


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) A total of 360 newly-graduating policemen have joined the Afghan National Police after completion of their training.The policemen, including 120 officers, underwent a six-month training in ... Read more...

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Afghanistan, US sign deal on night raids


April 9th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 8 (IANS) The Afghan government and the US forces signed an agreement here Sunday to hand over all special operations, including the controversial night raids, from US and ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

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Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan


March 25th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS) An Italian soldier died in a mortar attack Saturday on a military base in western Afghanistan.Taliban militants carried out the attack in Gulistan district of ... Read more...

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‘Russia not to send troops to Afghanistan’


March 15th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS) Russia has said it is not going to replace NATO in Afghanistan after the alliance forces' withdrawal from the country.The US and NATO forces are ... Read more...

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US soldier kills 17 in Afghan shooting rampage


March 11th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US soldier has been detained after shooting dead at least 17 civilians near his base in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan Sunday morning, Afghan ... Read more...

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US imposes sanctions on key Taliban bomb-maker


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US has targeted a key Taliban bomb-maker for sanctions, the first of its kind that aims to stifle the flow of the deadly improvised ... Read more...

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Four killed in Afghanistan Quran burning protests (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 19 injured Wednesday after thousands of Afghanis for the second day staged angry demonstrations in Kabul and Jalalabad ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton to go on four-nation trip


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will Feb 23 start a tour of Britain, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco."On February 23, Clinton will begin a four-nation ... Read more...

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No pact with US until night raids end: Karzai


February 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Night raids conducted by US troops in Afghanistan remain a major stumbling block to a US-Afghan pact on long-term strategic cooperation, the Afghan media ... Read more...

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Imran Khan wants open border with Afghanistan


February 14th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan Tuesday told the Afghan envoy here that it was his dream to see an open border between the two neighbours.Imran, also the ... Read more...

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‘NATO combat operations in Afghanistan to last till 2014′


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 3 (IANS) NATO forces would not end combat operations in Afghanistan until the security transition to local forces completed by the end of 2014, NATO Secretary General Anders ... Read more...

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Zardari, Kayani agree to keep NATO supplies blocked


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani have agreed to keep NATO supplies to Afghanistan blocked till parliament takes a ... Read more...

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Afghan security forces must be sustainable: NATO


January 19th, 2012 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) NATO has said that Afghanistan's security forces must be "sustainable" in terms of financial demands and its size for security needs and its evaluating these factors."We ... Read more...

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‘Re-abandoning Afghanistan not an option’


January 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Re-abandoning Afghanistan is not an option, a noted Indian security expert said Monday, lamenting at the same time the lack of a pan-Afghanistan leadership ... Read more...

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NATO urged to properly plan Afghan withdrawal


January 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan should be properly planned and executed to ensure that the law and order situation does not go out of ... Read more...

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15 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


December 31st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 15 suspected Taliban militants have been killed and 55 arrested in a countrywide crackdown in Afghanistan by police, army and NATO forces, the ... Read more...

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Stop night raids, Karzai tells NATO


December 25th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 25 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated his call to the NATO-led coalition forces to stop night raid operations in the country."Afghan President Hamid Karzai once ... Read more...

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Border coordination centres not closed: Pakistan


December 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan has not shut border coordination centres, authorities said after NATO airstrikes close to the Afghanistan border left two dozen Pakistan Army soldiers dead.Associated Press of ... 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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