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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 soldier killed in Afghanistan


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 3 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the military alliance said."An International Security Assistance Force service member died following an improvised ... Read more...

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Training halted for Afghan police recruits


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) The US is suspending training for new recruits to the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and checks are being carried out on possible ties to the ... Read more...

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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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Nearly 40 dead in Afghan violence


August 9th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 9 (IANS) Three NATO soldiers and 36 Taliban militants were killed in Afghan violence, Xinhua reported Thursday.The NATO soldiers were killed in a militant attack in eastern ... Read more...

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Russia will continue to back NATO mission: Putin


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Wednesday that Russia will continue to support the NATO military operation in Afghanistan."NATO maintains a permanent presence in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Cameron warns Taliban against destabilising Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday warned the Taliban that it would be totally erroneous to believe that its militant forces could destabilise Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

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Afghan house ratifies strategic pact with US


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 26 (IANS) Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, Saturday ratified a strategic partnership agreement signed by President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack ... 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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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills NATO troops, children near market


May 21st, 2012 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing two coalition service members and two Afghan children, officials said. A ... Read more...

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Eight Taliban killed in Afghanistan


May 6th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) Eight Taliban militants have been killed during joint operations of Afghan forces and NATO troops in various Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Sunday."Afghan police, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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Macedonia arrests 20 murder suspects


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Skopje, May 2 (IANS) As many as 20 people suspected of murdering five men last month near a lake close to the capital city of Skopje have been arrested, ... Read more...

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20 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


April 24th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) At least 20 Taliban militants, including four commanders, have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.Afghan forces backed by NATO troops launched an ... Read more...

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Two NATO troops killed in Afghanistan


March 26th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 26 (IANS) A man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed two NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in Afghanistan Monday."An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform ... Read more...

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Afghans hold anti-US demonstration


March 10th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Hundreds of angry protesters Saturday chanted anti-US slogans demanding prosecution of foreign troops at a rally in Afghanistan, Press TV reported.The rally was held in ... Read more...

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Taliban evicted from Afghan district


March 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Afghan forces backed by NATO troops have evicted Taliban militants from a district in southern Kandahar province and established government control there, Xinhua reported Saturday.After ... Read more...

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Obama apologisesn over Quran burning


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has apologised over the burning of Qurans by NATO troops at a US base in Afghanistan, calling it an inadvertent error, the ... 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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US condemns Afghan bombings


December 7th, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US strongly condemned the two suicide bombings in Afghanistan Tuesday that left at least 59 people dead and 154 others injured.An attack by a suicide ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties close to collapse: Chinese daily


December 4th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) The death of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in a NATO attack was a "symbolic event indicating the progressive deterioration" of US-Pakistan bilateral ties, a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Haqqani network leader held in Afghanistan


November 30th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 30 (IANS) A leader of the Haqqani network was detained in Afghanistan Wednesday, Afghan forces and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.The leader, whose name ... Read more...

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Rockets fired into Kabul during national assembly


November 17th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 17 (IANS) Two rockets were fired Thursday into the Afghan capital as President Hamid Karzai met tribal elders at a national assembly to discuss the future of US ... Read more...

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We are lions, we want sovereignty: Karzai


November 16th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday said there should be limits to what US and NATO troops could do in his country as the Afghan people ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son will face justice: ICC prosecutor


November 10th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Nov 10 (IANS) The arrest of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is only a matter of time, International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Luis ... Read more...

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You can’t keep snakes in backyard, Clinton tells Pakistan


October 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) A tough-talking US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday told Pakistan it could not "keep snakes" in its backyard and said the country must act ... Read more...

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Kayani satisfied with army’s preparedness


October 21st, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said he is satisfied with the army's level of readiness.Addressing a conference of formation commanders Thursday, Kayani ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on one’


October 20th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on only one soldier, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said here.During the briefing of defence committees ... Read more...

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Pakistan under pressure with US troops at Afghan border: Daily


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The massing of heavily-armed US and NATO troops at the Afghanistan border amid tension over the Haqqani Network may be to "exert pressure on Pakistan and ... Read more...

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NATO tankers torched in Pakistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Unidentified men in Pakistan's Balochistan province Sunday set ablaze two tankers, carrying oil for NATO forces in the neighbouring Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.The Afghanistan-bound two oil tankers ... Read more...

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Pakistan media note Delhi-Kabul strategic links


October 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) The Pakistani media Wednesday noted with visible concern the move by India and Afghanistan to deepen their strategic ties.The Dawn said a strategic cooperation pact ... Read more...

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US puts 5 Haqqani Network associates on terrorist list


September 30th, 2011 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Squeezing recalcitrant ally Pakistan, the United States has put on its terrorist list five associates of the Haqqani Network branded as a "veritable arm" of ... Read more...

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Freeze all aid to ‘disloyal ally’ Pakistan: US lawmaker


September 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 27 (IANS) Calling Pakistan a "disloyal ally", a US lawmaker has introduced legislation in the US Congress to freeze all US aid to Islamabad except funds designated to ... Read more...

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