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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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NATO employee in Germany held for spying


August 7th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A civilian employee at a NATO air base in Germany has been arrested on charges of illegally gathering secret information.The German Prosecutor General's Office said ... Read more...

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Pakistan religious parties to oppose NATO supply resumption


January 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) An alliance of religious parties has said they will oppose any decision of the Pakistani government to restore supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Leaders ... Read more...

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No NATO missile defence offer to India


November 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday informed parliament that India has not received any offer from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) for either a missile ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to probe NATO airstrike on Pakistan


November 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Afghanistan will investigate Saturday's NATO airstrike on Pakistan in which 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed, authorities said."We are aware of the strike and would jointly ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawmakers condemn NATO airspace violation


October 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Lawmakers in Pakistan's Balochistan province Monday accused NATO jets of violating Pakistani airspace and demanded that the government halt the intrusions.Provincial minister Engineer Zamruk Khan told ... Read more...

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Taliban attacks US Embassy in Kabul


September 13th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Taliban has launched coordinated attacks on the US Embassy and several other targets in Kabul on Tuesday. The NATO headquarters in the city was among the ... Read more...

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Afghan military pilot kills eight NATO troops


April 28th, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eight foreign troops from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan and a contractor were killed by an Afghan Air Force pilot at the Kabul Airport ... Read more...

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NATO strained over approach to Libya


April 15th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Apr. 15 (ANI): Showing the strains of fighting two wars at once, NATO foreign ministers have tried to play down divisions over the intensity of the air campaign against ... Read more...

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Afghan Police promise justice for couple killed by Taliban stoning


January 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan.27 (ANI): Afghan Police has promised that it will bring to justice the men who stoned a couple to death in north Afghanistan.The man and woman were accused of adultery ... Read more...

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Afghanistan, partners may approve ‘Army-police forces’ surge plan


January 17th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 17 (ANI): Afghanistan and its international partners are reportedly all set to approve a plan for increasing army and police forces in that nation to about 378,000 personnel.According to Western ... Read more...

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LeT, TTP among insurgents teaming up to counter security forces in Pak, Afghanistan


December 29th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): Increased cooperation among insurgent factions is being reported inside both Afghanistan and Pakistan, as US and NATO officials said they had seen evidence of loose cooperation among ... Read more...

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Dozens of suspected Afghan insurgents killed in latest NATO operations


December 12th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 12 (ANI): At least 40 suspected insurgents were killed in a spate of rare wintertime clashes in Afghanistan, including an airstrike which killed 25 people, NATO officials said.NATO's statement, issued ... Read more...

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US blames UK for masquerading Taliban leader fiasco


November 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.26 (ANI): U.S. officials have blamed Britain for an embarrassing fiasco in which an impostor met Afghan and NATO officials before it was discovered he was not the Taliban leader ... Read more...

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NATO for phased transfer of security responsibility to Afghans by 2014


November 21st, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lisbon (Portugal), Nov.21 (ANI): NATO and Afghanistan have agreed to the goal of a phased transfer of security responsibility to the Afghan government by the end of 2014.NATO officials, however, acknowledged ... Read more...

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Afghan officials dismiss split between US and Kabul govt over Karzai criticism


November 16th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 16 (ANI): As a damage control measure following Afghan President Hamid Karzai's criticism of the U.S. military's use of special operation raids, his government officials have claimed that the ... Read more...

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Afghan insurgents in weakened state, claim US, NATO forces


November 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 15 (ANI): US and NATO officials have claimed that insurgents in Afghanistan are facing financial problems and are in a weakened state after a fierce summer of fighting.In recent ... Read more...

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NATO rejects rights group report on Afghanistan as ‘one-sided’ and ‘propagandistic’


November 5th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- NATO officials on Friday rejected a critical report by a human rights group on Afghanistan as 'one-sided, ill founded and propagandistic.'The Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) on Thursday released ... Read more...

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Pak parliamentarians concerned about airspace violations by NATO


November 4th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): Pakistani parliamentarians have expressed serious concern about the violation of the country's airspace near the Afghan border by NATO allied forces based in Afghanistan.Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Raja ... Read more...

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Victory in Afghanistan ‘impossible’: Gorbachev


October 27th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Oct. 27 (ANI): Former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev has said that Afghanistan risks turning into another Vietnam, and has told the US-led NATO military alliance that victory in that country ... Read more...

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Russian troops may train Afghans


October 27th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Twenty years after the Soviet army quit Afghanistan, the Russian military may resume training Afghans, the Guardian reported Wednesday.But NATO officials said the plan did not envisage having ... Read more...

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Reluctant Pak, resilient Taliban scuppering US-led NATO military campaign in Afghanistan


October 27th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 27 (ANI): Given Pakistan's long-standing connections to the Haqqani network and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the United States-led NATO forces in that country have been unable topple the insurgents, ... Read more...

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Observers say Karzai-Taliban peace talks ‘mostly hype’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 25 (ANI): Observers of the evolving situation in war-torn Afghanistan have said the recent moves by the U.S.-led NATO coalition force to facilitate peace talks between a council appointed ... Read more...

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US, Pak will try to improve diplomatic ties during strategic dialogue


October 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): The United States and Pakistan will endeavour to get their crisis-prone relationship back on track during a strategic dialogue in Washington this week.Diplomatic relations between the two countries ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden living in luxury in a house in Pakistan


October 18th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems the most wanted man in the world is not bothered by the tag that has been placed on him. Or so it seem ... Read more...

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NATO choppers again violate Pak airspace days after formal apology


October 13th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 13 (ANI): After assuring Pakistan of no more intrusions into its territory, two NATO helicopters again violated Pakistani airspace in Chaman area, a bordering town of Balochistan with Afghanistan."Two NATO ... 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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Taliban offers to swap US navy soldier’s body with insurgent prisoners


July 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): The Taliban has offered to exchange the body of a US navy man who according to them, was killed during an ambush two days ago, with insurgent ... Read more...

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Russia, NATO to discuss military ties


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A NATO delegation will visit Russia Thursday to discuss cooperation on the fight against sea piracy and the situation in Afghanistan, the defence ministry said. During their ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike accidentally kills five Afghan soldiers


July 7th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 7 (DPA) A NATO airstrike Wednesday mistakenly hit an Afghan army unit in southern Afghanistan, killing five soldiers, a Defence Ministry spokesman said. The soldiers were conducting an anti-insurgent operation in ... Read more...

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Efforts to neutralise Afghan Taliban showing positive results, says NATO commanders


June 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 29 (ANI): While the US' Afghan strategy appears to be in complete disarray, particularly after the sacking of General Stanley McChrystal, American officials have stressed that the decision ... Read more...

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Afghan district governor among 21 killed in attacks (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 15 (DPA) A district governor and two others were killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, while 12 policemen and six civilians were killed elsewhere in the country, ... Read more...

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Afghan, NATO forces retake Taliban-controlled district


June 1st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 1 (DPA) Afghan security forces backed by NATO troops retook a district in eastern Afghanistan that was overrun by rebels last week, officials said Tuesday. The operation to recapture the ... Read more...

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Taliban attack Afghanistan air base


May 19th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for launching an attack in which seven militants were killed outside the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan early Wednesday. The attack occurred ... Read more...

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Fresh Kandahar offensive may be delayed until fall


May 18th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Kandahar, May 18 (ANI): A fresh offensive against a regrouping Taliban in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar could be delayed until the fall, American commanders and policy makers have revealed. ... Read more...

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