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India, Afghanistan to discuss post-Osama situation (Lead)


May 11th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India and Afghanistan will discuss recent developments in the region, in the context of the killing of Al-qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, as well ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh will discuss post-Osama situation in Ksbul


May 11th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India will discuss the impact of the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on the security situation in Afghanistan as well as in ... Read more...

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Azad asks Kashmir separatists to respond to talks offer


January 29th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday asked Kashmiri separatists to sit across the table with the central government to ... Read more...

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Experts urge US not to make ‘hasty’ retreat from Afghanistan


January 29th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, jan.29 (ANI): The U.S. should maintain a robust U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan until it is clear that the recent progress is sustainable, two experts on South Asian and Middle ... Read more...

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Iraqi PM rules out US troops’ stay beyond 2011


December 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 28 (IANS) The US troops will leave Iraq by 2011, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said and ruled out the possibility of extension of their stay any more as ... Read more...

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Obama’s war strategy in Afghanistan has “failed”: Taliban


December 18th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Taliban insurgents have dismissed the review of United States President Barack Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan, saying it has failed on both military and the civil administration ... Read more...

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Over 90% Afghans living in battlefront region unaware of 9/11 terror attacks: Report


November 20th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Most of the Afghan population living in the region which is a major battlefront between the US and the Taliban don't know anything about the terrorist attacks ... Read more...

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Amid Afpak talk and more, Obamas swing their way through Mumbai (Afternoon Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Answering questions on issues ranging from Pakistan to the electoral rout, talking to farmers via videoconference and breaking into an impromptu jig, US President Barack Obama got ... Read more...

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US officials say concrete progress in Afghan war against Taliban


October 17th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 17(ANI): Top U.S. officials insist that there is concrete progress in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan."Compared to where we were a year ago, we're seeing some positive ... Read more...

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NATO’s escalating Afghan airstrikes aimed at forcing Taliban towards negotiation


October 15th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 15(ANI): NATO's ever-increasing airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan is believed to be a coordinated effort orchestrated by General David H. Petraeus to force the insurgents and their leaders ... Read more...

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NATO confident of ‘end-game’ against Taliban in Afghanistan


October 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 10(ANI): NATO officials in Afghanistan have expressed confidence that their fight against the Taliban might be coming to an end.According to some NATO commanders, the insurgency in the region ... Read more...

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37 killed in Iraq attacks (Night Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) A series of bomb attacks across Iraq Sunday killed 37 people and injured dozens more, less than a month after the US declared a military drawdown of ... Read more...

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30 killed in Iraq attacks (Lead)


September 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 19 (DPA) At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured in a series of bomb attacks across Baghdad Sunday, according to Iraqi media and military sources. The al-Yaqen news website ... Read more...

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American Vice President, Joe Biden, Is In Iraq To Assure Complete American Backing For The Iraqi People


August 31st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Vice President of America happens to be Joe Biden. He touched down at Iraq on Monday to guarantee the Iraqis that America ... Read more...

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US to assist S. Korea with naval defense plan


May 31st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Senior American officials have revealed that the Obama administration is planning a long-term program to plug major gaps in the South's naval defenses. They said the sinking of ... Read more...

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Berlusconi meets Gates to discuss Afghanistan, Haiti


February 7th, 2010 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 7 (DPA) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi met Saturday with US defence secretary Robert Gates for talks which Rome said focused chiefly on Afghanistan and Haiti. An Italian government statement said ... Read more...

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Obama links Christmas Day plane attack to Al Qaeda


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 2 (IANS) President Barack Obama has, for the first time, publicly linked the suspect who tried to blow up a US-bound passenger plane on Christmas Day to ... Read more...

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Obama promises not to allow al-Qaeda, its allies operate in Afghanistan region


November 25th, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he intends to "finish the job" in Afghanistan and destroy al Qaeda and its extremist allies so that they are ... Read more...

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Top Obama advisors favor additional troop deployment in Afghanistan


November 11th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.11 (ANI): Senior advisers of US President Barack Obama, including Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State ... Read more...

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‘Irresponsible’ to send more troops to Afghanistan: US senator


October 18th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) John Kerry, an influential US senator, has cautioned President Barack Obama against raising troop levels in Afghanistan, saying it would be "entirely irresponsible" to do so while ... Read more...

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ISAF general: Up to 15,000 more soldiers needed in Afghanistan


October 16th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Up to 15,000 more troops, including Afghan civilians, are needed to maintain security in Afghanistan, a top NATO commander said on Thursday.Dutch Major General Mart de Kruif made ... Read more...

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Obama close to making decision on next steps for Afghanistan


October 15th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.15 (ANI): After five intense meetings on his war-fighting strategy in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama is assessing all the options and is now "in the decision-making phase," White House ... Read more...

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Soviet-era refugee camps becoming breeding grounds for Taleban


October 13th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct.13 (ANI): Refugee camps created along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after the exit of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1979-80, have become breeding grounds for Taleban, reports The Times.A visit to ... Read more...

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Afghan-Pakistan border modern epicentre of jihad: US


October 6th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Calling the Afghan-Pakistan border as the "modern epicentre of jihad", the US has made it clear that it's not leaving Afghanistan as a Taliban takeover ... Read more...

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Only one in three Americans support troop increase in Afghanistan


September 25th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep. 25 (ANI): Despite General Stanley McChrystal advocating a troop increase in Afghanistan, only twenty-nine percent Americans support his suggestion, a new poll has found.According to a new CBS News/New ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy 125 more troops in Afghanistan after heavy casualty


July 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Britain has been forced to deploy 125 extra troops on the front line in Afghanistan even as the Chief of the Defence staff warned that more lives ... Read more...

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Decision on troop reduction in Kashmir after summer: Army chief


April 18th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian Army chief Saturday said that any decision on troop reduction in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken after this summer. "It is premature to talk ... Read more...

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Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, Pakistan not met: Red Cross


March 30th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 30 (DPA) Ahead of a large international conference on Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned Monday that the humanitarian needs in the region were not being ... Read more...

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13 Taliban insurgents killed in Afghanistan: US military


March 27th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 27 (DPA) The US military claimed Friday that their forces killed 13 suspected insurgents in two firefights in southern Afghanistan. The US and Afghan forces attacked an insurgent hideout in ... Read more...

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Obama to order additional troops to Afghanistan: Reports


March 27th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (DPA) US President Barack Obama plans to increase troop levels in Afghanistan by an additional 4,000 soldiers in a move to expand the fight against Taliban and Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Britain to hold inquiry on Iraq war


March 26th, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (DPA) The British government will order a comprehensive independent inquiry into the planning and conduct of the Iraq war once the bulk of combat troops have come home ... Read more...

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No pressure on India on troop pullback: US


March 20th, 2009 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The US Thursday denied putting pressure on India to pull back its troops from the Pakistan border in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes. "There is ... Read more...

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Obama more analytical than Bush, says Gates


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that he finds President Barack Obama more analytical on issues than former President George W Bush. Speaking on NBC''s "Meet the Press", ... Read more...

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Can there be a Swat pact in Afghanistan?


February 21st, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Can a pact between the Pakistani government and the Taliban, aimed at restoring peace in the nation's troubled Swat valley, be the forerunner of a similar deal in ... Read more...

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Obama links Pakistan aid to fight against terror


January 21st, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has stated in his foreign policy agenda that the US "will increase nonmilitary aid to Pakistan and hold them accountable for security in the ... Read more...

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