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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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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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Afghanistan seeks early security handover: Karzai


March 16th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 16 (IANS) The US and the Afghan governments should work together for an early handover of security responsibility, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said.According to a Karzai ... 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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Violence not affecting Afghan transition: NATO chief


February 29th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says violence in Afghanistan would not affect the planned transition of security responsibility to the country's forces. Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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US discusses faster security handover to Afghans: report


November 4th, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The Obama administration is discussing an accelerated shift of the military's mission in Afghanistan to an advisory role, media reported Thursday.The approach has been discussed in ... 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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UN votes for one-year extension of international force in Afghanistan


October 13th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) The UN Security Council voted unanimously here Wednesday to adopt resolution 2011, which extended the mandate of an international force that aims to quell insurgencies ... Read more...

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Over 1,400 Haqqani fighters held in Afghanistan this year


October 10th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 10 (IANS) Afghan army and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) kept up pressure on insurgents as over 1,400 Haqqani network militants have been captured in Afghanistan ... Read more...

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US ‘responsibly ending’ Afghan war, says Obama


October 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) Ten years after the US launched the war on terror in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said Friday the US is "responsibly ending" the warfare despite ... Read more...

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Kabul terror attack ends, all Taliban guerrillas killed


September 14th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 14 (IANS) A brazen terror attack in Kabul targeting the US embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led security force ended Wednesday after an assault that lasted ... Read more...

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10 policemen die in Afghan car bombing


July 31st, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 31 (IANS) At least 10 policemen and a child were killed Sunday in a powerful car bombing in Afghanistan, an official said.The incident took place around 8.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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NATO hands over control of province to Afghan troops


July 18th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) NATO Sunday handed over control of the central Afghan province of Bamyan to Afghan security forces as part of a process designed to allow foreign troops ... Read more...

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Delhi mayor pained by police chief’s comment, women sore (Lead)


July 12th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi Monday said she was pained by Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta's comments against women venturing out late in the night, while ... 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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US, NATO forces’ progress in Afghanistan ‘fragile and reversible’: Petraeus


March 16th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, has told lawmakers that the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan have halted the Taliban's momentum in much of ... Read more...

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US “well-positioned” to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July: Gates


March 8th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): US defence secretary, Robert Gates, has said that his country is "well-positioned" to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July.Gates made his comments during an unannounced visit ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army begins to relocate from Swat


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Thousands of Pakistani Army soldiers have begun to shift out from Swat Valley and turn over security to the law-enforcement agencies in the area that was once ... Read more...

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Taliban ready for peace talks in Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Senior commanders of terror outfit Taliban may enter peace talks to end the insurgency in Afghanistan, a media report said.Afghan president Hamid Karzai has offered to hold ... Read more...

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NATO to remain in Afghanistan after 2014


January 26th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by BNO News
HELSINKI (BNO NEWS) -- NATO will not leave Afghanistan after 2014, when Afghan troops will have taken over the security responsibility, a senior NATO official said.The transition in 2014 will not be ... Read more...

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US combat operations in Afghanistan will continue even after 2014: Eikenberry


December 24th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 24 (ANI): United States troops will continue military operations in Afghanistan even after 2014, if suggested by the Afghan government, US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry has said.Recently, US Vice ... 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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Obama updated on US progress in working with Pak to eradicate “violent extremists”


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama received an update on Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the progress made at the latest US-Pak strategic talks regarding "working with Pakistan to root ... Read more...

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Clinton defends US Afghan war strategy after Karzai criticism


November 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended the US strategy in Afghanistan after Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged Washington to reduce the visibility and intensity of ... Read more...

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British forces hand over restive Afghan district to US


September 20th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul/London, Sep 20 (DPA) British forces in southern Afghanistan have handed over control of volatile Sangin district to US troops in a transfer of security responsibility agreed earlier this year. The Ministry ... Read more...

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Karzai threatens to shut down private security firms within four months


August 17th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 17 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has threatened to close down all private security firms within the country in four months."Within four months, all private security companies will be disbanded," ... Read more...

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Karzai gets approval for key plans at Afghan conference (Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Farhad Peikar Kabul, July 20 (DPA) The international community at a conference on Afghanistan here Tuesday gave more control over aid money to the Afghan government, but also approved a plan ... Read more...

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India reminds world of Taliban reintegration redlines, gets US backing (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (IANS) Warning of the dangers of a selective approach towards terrorism, India Tuesday joined world leaders in backing the reintegration plan of the Afghan government, but only on ... Read more...

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NATO military presence foments Afghan violence: Iran


July 20th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 20 (DPA) Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Tuesday that the presence and increasing number of NATO troops was stirring up violence in Afghanistan. Mottaki, who was speaking at an ... Read more...

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Australia may begin Afghanistan pullout in 2012


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, June 23 (IANS) Australia Wednesday signalled it could start bringing some troops home from Afghanistan in two years. The government has stressed the mission for Australia's trainers in Afghanistan, who make up ... Read more...

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Australia could start bringing some troops home from Afghanistan by 2012


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 23 (ANI): Australian Defence Minister John Faulkner has signalled that Australia could start bringing some troops home from Afghanistan in two years.Canberra has stressed the mission for Australia's trainers ... Read more...

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UN Security Council hails new plans for Afghanistan


February 6th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 6 (IANS) The UN Security Council has welcomed the results of the London Conference on Afghanistan which pledged new funds and outlined a plan to transfer security responsibility to ... Read more...

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India satisfied with Afghan role as conference begins


January 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 28 (IANS) India said it is "quite satisfied" with its current developmental role in Afghanistan but stopped short ... Read more...

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Gates says US withdrawal from Afghanistan will take ’several years’


December 8th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 8 (DPA) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan would take "several years" as Afghan forces needed to be strengthened by recruiting ... Read more...

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Karzai pleads for patience from allies


December 7th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked the international community to have patience as Afghanistan builds the ability to take responsibility for its own security. In his first Western ... Read more...

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