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US, Pakistan to target Haqqani network


August 5th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) US and Pakistani officials are considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistan that would target the Haqqani militant group, a media report said.The Haqqani ... Read more...

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When cricket became a saviour in battle-scarred Afghanistan (With Images)


May 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Cricket has not caught on to any major extent in Afghanistan even 11 years after the Taliban was pushed out of Kabul in 2001. ... 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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Pentagon chief in Kyrgyzstan for talks


March 13th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has arrived in Kyrgyz capital Bishkek for talks with the country's Defence Minister Taalaybek Omuraliyev."The agenda of the talks is ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan wants US out of Manas airbase in 2014


February 21st, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan has reiterated that the US must withdraw all its troops from the Manas airbase in the country when the current lease agreement expires ... Read more...

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Pakistan helping Afghan Taliban, says report (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/London, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani security agencies are helping the Taliban in Afghanistan and Islamabad knows the location of senior Taliban leaders, BBC reported Wednesday citing a secret NATO ... Read more...

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Pakistan helping Afghan Taliban: Report


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan security agencies are helping the Taliban in Afghanistan and Islamabad knows the location of senior Taliban leaders, BBC reported Wednesday citing a secret NATO ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks BBC


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has blocked the BBC over a documentary that questions Islamabad's commitment to the war against terror, the broadcaster said.BBC said that Pakistani cable television ... Read more...

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Pakistan has permanently stopped NATO supply: Minister


November 28th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan has permanently stopped passage of NATO supply through the country following an airstrike that left 25 soldiers dead, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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New Kyrgyz president calls for closure of US airbase


November 1st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Nov 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's President-elect Almazbek Atambayev has called for the closure of the US airbase at Manas in the central Asian republic."I don't think the base ... Read more...

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Pakistan dismisses BBC claims on supporting Taliban


October 30th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday strongly rejected claims made in a BBC documentary that the country's security services were supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan."The BBC series 'Secret Pakistan' ... Read more...

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Pakistan vows to continue fight against terror


September 11th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday reaffirmed its determination to fight against terrorism on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attack.A statement issued by the foreign ministry said: ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army chief to visit Britain end-September


September 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will visit Britain in the last week of September for discussions on military ties between the two countries.Kayani's ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to train in US as chopper pilot


August 30th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prince Harry, who is an accomplished combat helicopter pilot, will undergo training at two US military bases for an Apache attack helicopter course.Michelle Dee, ... Read more...

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Taliban kidnap British soldier in Afghanistan


July 4th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Hundreds of soldiers were Monday engaged in a search for a British soldier who has been kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Daily ... Read more...

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‘European fighters joining Afghan Taliban’


June 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) European fighters are joining the Taliban in Afghanistan to avenge the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a media report said Sunday.According ... Read more...

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Pakistan human rights commission urges release of missing journalist


May 31st, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS/AKI) The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the disappearance of journalist Saleem Shahzad and over reports that say he might ... Read more...

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Pakistani journalist goes missing


May 30th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS/AKI) The Pakistani correspondent of the Italian news agency AKI, who was abducted in 2006 by the Taliban, has gone missing since Sunday, officials said Monday.Syed ... Read more...

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Karachi attack: India concerned about safety of Pakistan’s nukes (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) In the wake of the audacious terror attack on a naval base in Karachi, one of Pakistan's most secure military facilities, India Monday voiced ... Read more...

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Karachi attack shows Pakistan’s divide over Afghan war: India


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 23 (IANS) India Monday said the attack on a Pakistani military base in Karachi was the handiwork of those opposing the war against the Taliban in ... Read more...

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Pakistan exposed, but US will keep up balancing act: Experts


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Even as Islamabad is hard put to explain how the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks was able to stay so deep inside Pakistan, the US ... Read more...

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No better rebuke to Al Qaeda: Hillary Clinton


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) There was "no better rebuke to Al Qaeda and its heinous ideology" than the death of its chief Osama bin Laden, US Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Coalition, Afghan forces making “tangible progress” against the Taliban: Pentagon


April 30th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that the international coalition and its Afghan partners have made "tangible progress" against the Taliban in Afghanistan over the past six months."We've ... Read more...

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US authorities describe Pakistan’s ISI as terror group


April 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) US authorities have, in secret files to interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, described Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as a terrorist organisation, a media report said Monday.Recommendations ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan hit out against ‘ironed uniforms policy’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): British troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have hit out at the 'ironed uniforms policy' saying that they have enough to worry about without being forced to press ... Read more...

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Gurkha gets Britain’s second highest bravery medal for fighting Taliban in Afghanistan


March 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25(ANI): A Gurkha who single-handedly fought off an attack by at least a dozen Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan has been awarded Britain's second highest medal for bravery, the Conspicuous ... Read more...

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Taliban continues to maintain influence over much of Afghan population: US official


March 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17(ANI): Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, has told lawmakers that while the Taliban is under more pressure than ever before in Afghanistan, the ... Read more...

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Best way to end Pakistan’s support for terrorist groups is to win Afghan war: McCain


March 16th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The best way to persuade Pakistan to 'end its support for terrorist groups' is to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, senior US lawmaker and former Republican presidential candidate ... 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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‘Buddhas of Bamiyan’ may be restored


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2(ANI): Scientists have said that it may be possible to reconstruct the smaller of two giant 1,500-year-old 'Buddhas of Bamiyan' statues blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan 10 ... Read more...

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Brit forces get ‘game-changing’ technology to fight Taliban in Afghanistan


February 26th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26(ANI): British forces in Afghanistan can now track Taliban fighters with revolutionary facial recognition technology harnessed to images beamed to the ground by giant spy-in-the-sky barrage balloons floating at ... Read more...

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Being part of Afghanistan’s political solution “absolutely essential” for Pak: Akram


January 15th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Jan 15(ANI): Pakistan must be part of the attempts to forge a political solution in Afghanistan rather than simply be urged to kill extremists on its soil, a senior Pakistani ... Read more...

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Pakistan “epicentre of terrorism” in the world, re-iterates Admiral Mullen [Part-1]


January 13th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13(ANI): Pakistan is the "epicenter of terrorism in the world" right now, and the coalition forces fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan cannot win the war without eliminating the 'safe ... Read more...

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Afghan transit trade through Gwadar port can boost Baloch economy: Raisani


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Jan 3(ANI): Afghan transit trade through Gwadar port can boost economic activities in Balochistan, Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has said.Talking to reporters, Raisani said the transit trade was imperative ... Read more...

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Iranian soldier captured in Afghanistan


December 24th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Dec. 24 (ANI): US Special Forces based in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar Province have confirmed the capture of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.The IRG officer was captured while ... Read more...

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