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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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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan: Clinton (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Pakistan has decided to re-open NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, after she expressed her "deepest regrets" over ... Read more...

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It’s not business as usual with Pakistan: NATO


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 3 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there have been a decline in cooperation activities and "it's not business as usual with Pakistan"."No, it's not business ... Read more...

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Russia allows NATO to use air base


June 30th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian has given the approval for the US and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base in Ulyanovsk city as a hub for ... Read more...

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NATO, New Zealand sign cooperation deal


June 5th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, June 5 (IANS) New Zealand and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation.New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and NATO Secretary-General Anders ... Read more...

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NATO plans new Afghan mission after 2014


June 4th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full ... Read more...

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‘Russia has no business in NATO missile defence’


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland has warned Moscow against interfering in NATO's plans to deploy a missile shield in Europe, as Russia is not a member of the military ... 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 summit kicks off in Chicago


May 21st, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) Heads of state and government of 28 member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Sunday kicked off their 25th summit in Chicago.In his ... 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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Zardari leaves for US to attend NATO summit


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Chicago to attend a NATO summit as Pakistan mulls the reopening of supplies for the coalition forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend NATO summit in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will attend the 25th NATO Summit to be held in Chicago, US, the country's foreign ministry said Thursday.According to the ... Read more...

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NATO on course for planned Afghan withdrawal: Merkel


May 5th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she hopes that NATO would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan by 2014 as previously planned."Germany will insist on it ... 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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India poses no missile threat: NATO


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.India is all ... 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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NATO chief rules out intervention in Syria, Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has ruled out the military alliance having any intention to intervene in Syria or Iran."It's important for me to stress that ... Read more...

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Russia to build anti-NATO missile shield


February 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build a reliable aerospace defence system to effectively counter NATO missile threats, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Sunday.Rogozin, appointed recently to oversee ... 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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Strait of Hormuz should remain open : NATO


January 19th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that the strategic Strait of Hormuz, where most oil exports from the Gulf to the West pass, must ... 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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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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Angry Pakistan rejects NATO regret, China says it’s shocked


November 28th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) An incensed Pakistan Monday refused to accept NATO's regret over the airstrike that killed its 25 soldiers, an incident China described as shocking as it ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army refuses to accept NATO’s regret


November 28th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Army Monday refused to accept NATO's regret over an airstrike that killed 25 soldiers, and warned that it could lead to serious consequences.Army ... 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 ends its mission in Libya


November 1st, 2011 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 1 (IANS) NATO Monday officially declared the end of military campaign in Libya, sealing of its seven-month mission in Libya."Today, at midnight Libyan time, a NATO Airborne Early ... 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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Russia expects US compromise on missile defense


October 27th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is hoping that the US will make reciprocal efforts to break a deadlock over the European missile shield, Russia?s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin ... Read more...

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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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