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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian equipment for security forces (Roundup)


May 1st, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to ... Read more...

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India’s security entwined with Afghanistan’s stability: Krishna


May 1st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its "unwavering commitment" to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become "a target for ... Read more...

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Afghan violence: India voices profound concern, hopes for normalcy


April 16th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi/New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India Monday conveyed its "profound concern" to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the wave of terror attacks in his country and hoped that Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan world view clouded by India threat: US


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan's world view is clouded by a perception that they are threatened by India resulting in very mixed messages from Islamabad on fighting terrorism, according to ... Read more...

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Obama calls Karzai over civilian killings


March 12th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express his "shock and sadness" at the killing of Afghan civilians.A US soldier Sunday ... Read more...

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Obama calls US commander over Afghan violence


February 26th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama telephoned the top American commander in Afghanistan Saturday to discuss the ongoing violence over the Quran burning.Obama thanked Gen. John Allen, ... Read more...

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US apologises over Afghan Quran burning


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has apologised to the people of Afghanistan for an incident in which copies of the Quran were reportedly burned, according ... Read more...

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Karzai congratulates Afghan team on winning Asia T20 Cup


December 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 12 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday eulogized Afghan national cricket team over winning Asia Cricket Council (ACC) T20 Cup in Nepal."Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a telephone ... Read more...

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India stability factor for region, key to Afghan solution: Germany


December 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Describing India as the "stability anchor" for the South Asian region, Germany Thursday said the international community needs "more" of this country and welcomed New ... Read more...

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Need political will to deal with terror safe havens: India


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) Noting that there has been no let up in terrorist violence in Afghanistan, India has called for concerted action to isolate and root out ... Read more...

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Rabbani’s killing reminder of dangers to Afghan peace: Manmohan


September 24th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the assassination of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani was "a chilling reminder" of the designs of the enemies ... Read more...

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Khurshid represents India at prayers for Rabbani


September 24th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday represented India at a prayer ceremony in Kabul for former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was assassinated at his ... Read more...

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PM condemns Afghan leader Rabbani’s ’senseless’ killing


September 21st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday condoled the death of Afghan leader Burhanuddin Rabbani, killed in a suicide blast at his house in Kabul Tuesday, ... Read more...

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PM shocked at Ahmed Karzai’s assassination


July 12th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday expressed "deep sorrow and shock" over the "sad news of tragic assassination" of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother Ahmed ... Read more...

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AfPak: India asks world to target terror sanctuaries


June 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Underlining its commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Monday asked the international community to act against the continued existence of "safe sanctuaries" for ... Read more...

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India to extend more training to Afghan armed forces


June 3rd, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) With Pakistan intensifying its efforts to influence the Afghan reconciliation process and the phased pullout of US forces from that country set to begin ... Read more...

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NATO apologizes for airstrike which killed Afghan women, children


May 30th, 2011 - 4:15 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on early Monday morning apologized for an airstrike which killed as many as fourteen Afghan civilians, most of them young children.The ... Read more...

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India has commited $2 bn to Afghanistan: Manmohan


May 13th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said India has committed an additional $ 500 million dollars to Afghanistan for various developmental works, taking the total Indian ... Read more...

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India supports Afghan search for reconciliation: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said that India supported Afghanistan's quest for peace and reconciliation, and will stand by it as its "partner in development". ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Afghanistan (Second Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to Afghanistan. This is the first trip to Kabul by an Indian prime minister ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh arrives in Kabul (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 12th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday arrived here on a two-day visit of Afghanistan. It is the first visit to Kabul by an Indian prime minister ... Read more...

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PM leaves for Kabul, to discuss post-Osama scenario


May 12th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Thursday morning on a long-awaited visit to Afghanistan even as the region grapples with the fallout of the killing ... Read more...

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‘Religious sentiments lead to massive violence in Afghanistan over Koran burning issue’


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 3 (ANI): The Koran burning issue has created a massive protest leading to deaths of many in Afghanistan compared to the incident of US soldiers posing with dead Afghan civilians ... Read more...

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US apology over civilian killings ‘not enough’: Karzai


March 7th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.7 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has criticized the United States over civilian deaths in Afghanistan, and added that a US commander apology for these killings is "not enough".The BBC ... Read more...

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Foreign Minister Krishna visits Afghanistan


January 8th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will begin his two-day visit to Afghanistan from Saturday.Krishna is visiting Afghanistan at the invitation of Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul."The visit is ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Afghanistan Jan 8-9


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will be visiting Afghanistan on a two-day trip from Jan 8.A press release by the external affairs ministry said Krishna will ... Read more...

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Pak “can and must do more” to shut down terrorist flow across Afghan border: US


December 17th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): It is important for the United States to keep making progress in eliminating sanctuaries for extremists in Pakistan, and Pakistanis "can and must do more" to shut ... Read more...

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India expresses shock over demise of Ambassador Holbrooke


December 14th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): India has expressed deep shock at the news of the untimely demise of Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since ... Read more...

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US ambassador mourns Holbrooke’s death


December 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama's point man for the Afghan-Pakistan region who passed away in Washington, ... Read more...

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US envoy pays tribute to Holbrooke


December 14th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, today paid tribute to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whom he described as a consummate diplomat and a close friend, who ... Read more...

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India, EU should take lead in avoiding global protectionist trends: PM


December 10th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec. 10 (ANI): India and Europe should take the lead in avoiding protectionist trends, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said during a joint media interaction with the President of ... Read more...

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Will pressure Pakistan on 26/11 attackers: Obama (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The US would continue to pressurise Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack to justice and ensure there are no terror havens within ... Read more...

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‘Pak delegation part of Taliban peace talks in Kabul’


October 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): A delegation from the Pakistan government, headed by former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao, is reportedly taking part in talks between the Hamid Karzai led-Afghanistan government and Taliban ... Read more...

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UN, NATO praise Afghan voters for turning out despite Taliban’s threats


September 19th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept 19 (ANI): The United Nations and NATO have praised voters for turning out for Saturday's parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, despite a Taliban threat not to vote in the name ... Read more...

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