Brit troops allegedly sent to Afghanistan to avoid reduction in size of army

January 15th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Britain's former Special Representative to Afghanistan, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, has said that British troops were sent to Afghanistan simply to avoid a reduction in the size of the ... Read more...

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UK Special Representative Cowper-Coles resigns after criticism over war strategy in Afghanistan

September 8th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) --British Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Sherard Cowper-Coles, resigned from his position with immediate effect on Wednesday after press reports about his criticism over the war strategy in ... Read more...

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UK’s special envoy to Afghanistan to leave his post

June 22nd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London June 22 (ANI): The UK's special envoy to Afghanistan, Sir SherardCowper-Coles is leaving his post."He will take leave over an extended summer break, it is not clear to ... Read more...

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Western envoys expect run-off in Afghanistan election

September 3rd, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Sep. 3 (ANI): Western envoys to Afghanistan have said that their respective governments should "be prepared for a run-off" in the Afghanistan presidential election if too many votes are ruled ... Read more...

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Brown says UK dealing with terrorism in Pakistan

February 19th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said both UK and USA are working on a joint strategy to deal with the issue of terrorism along the Pak-Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Outspoken diplomat made British Representative for Afghanistan, Pakistan (Lead)

February 10th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A senior diplomat whose tendency to speak his mind has ruffled feathers from Hong Kong to Washington has been appointed Britain's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Sherard Cowper-Coles, ... Read more...

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UK apes US, appoints special envoy for Pak, Afghanistan

February 10th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 10 (ANI): Taking a cue from the US, the UK too has appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in a bid to enhance its strategic ties with ... Read more...

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Gates accuses Brit envoy, commander of ”defeatism” in Afghanistan

October 7th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.7 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has accused the British ambassador and top military commander in Afghanistan of being "defeatist" for saying the Taliban could not be beaten. "While we ... Read more...

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Taliban can’t be defeated: British commander

October 5th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) The senior-most British army commander in Afghanistan says the international community should strike a political deal with Taliban militants as they cannot be defeated militarily.“We're not going to ... Read more...

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French leak claims British envoy said Afghan mission doomed

October 2nd, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A French diplomat in Kabul has reportedly apprised his President Nicholas Sarkozys office that British envoy to Afghanistan has strongly opposed the operation by alliance forces there, ... Read more...

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Afghan civilians, women in Kabul fear Taliban revival, resurgence

September 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.29 (ANI): A nervous fear seems to have gripped most Afghan civilians, especially educated women, in the wake of the Taliban making a determined bid to regain the power that ... Read more...

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