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Belgium begins troop withdrawal from Afghanistan


August 6th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first group of Belgian soldiers from a detachment providing security at the Kabul airport has been withdrawn from Afghanistan.Twenty-four Belgian soldiers and 10 ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause for alarm, concern: UN chief


April 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, United National Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday described the situation there as a source of "a ... 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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US to end Afghan combat operations in 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) The US hopes to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by the middle of next year, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.He was speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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France to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 2013


January 28th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France plans to withdraw its military contingent from Afghanistan in 2013, French President Nicholas Sarkozy has said."We have decided in a common accord with President ... Read more...

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India pitches for Marshall Plan-like initiative for Afghanistan


December 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bonn, Dec 5 (IANS) Warning against the dangers of abandoning Afghanistan, India Monday exhorted the international community to stay engaged for the long term to eliminate "sanctuaries of terror" ... Read more...

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`US will rely on Afghanistan to tackle threats from Pakistan’


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The US will be relying on Afghanistan's help to tackle threats emerging from Pakistan, said the New York Times following President Barack Obama's announement on ... Read more...

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Separatists not shying away from talks: Shabir Shah


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Kashmiri separatists were not shying away from dialogue and steps like troop withdrawal and repeal of "draconian laws" were needed to make the negotiations more meaningful, Democratic Freedom ... Read more...

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US committed to withdraw troops from Iraq by end of 2011: Biden


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Jan 14 (ANI): US Vice President Joe Biden, who is in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi leaders about the future of U.S. troops in the country, has said America is committed ... Read more...

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Geelani plans ‘peaceful movement’ for troop withdrawal


January 5th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) Hardline Kashmiri separatist leader and chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat group Syed Ali Geelani said Wednesday his group will now work for troops withdrawal through "an extremely peaceful ... Read more...

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Afghanistan tops worldwide asylum seekers list


November 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 28 (ANI): Afghanistan has been named as the world's top country for asylum seekers, ahead of Iraq and Somalia, according to statistics compiled by the U.N. High Commissioner for ... Read more...

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‘British responsible for bringing Taliban imposter to Karzai’s palace’


November 26th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 26 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's chief of staff Mohammad Umer Daudzai has alleged that British authorities were responsible for bringing a Taliban imposter into the presidential palace.The British ... Read more...

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Pak’s flawed Afghan policy of support to terror groups will bite back hard: Editorial


October 11th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 11(ANI): An editorial in a leading Pakistani newspaper has urged the Pakistan government to revisit the strategic depth in its Afghanistan policy.The editorial in the Daily Times said ... Read more...

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No ‘adjustments’ required in current Pak, Afghanistan strategy: Obama


October 5th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 5 (ANI): As US-led forces escalate operations against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, US President, Barack Obama, has declared that no current changes are needed to his Afghanistan and Pakistan ... Read more...

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Afghan women depend on NATO forces: Dr. Yacoobi


August 30th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 30 (ANI): Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), has said that women of the country completely depend on the NATO allies and that with ... Read more...

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Over 69% Americans support Afghan war, 57% reject US troop withdrawal deadline: Poll


August 10th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Over 69 percent of Americans believe that the Afghanistan war is important to their national security, with 36 percent of those saying it is very important. A majority ... Read more...

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US now focussed on hunting down Taliban,rather than winning over Afghan civilians


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.2 (ANI): Faced with a deadline of troop withdrawal by July 2011, the Obama administration is reported to have shifted its focus from winning over Afghanistan's civilian population to ... Read more...

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American ambitions in Afghanistan ‘not worth it’: US think tank


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2(ANI): Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass insists that the United States should scale down its ambitions in Afghanistan, saying that that they are not "worth it"."I don't ... Read more...

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Effective Pakistani government must to destroy Al Qaeda: Obama


June 25th, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) President Barack Obama says to achieve its mission in Afghanistan to dismantle and destroy Al Qaeda and its affiliates, the US must ensure a stable Afghan and ... Read more...

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Civilians killed in NATO assault in Afghanistan


February 15th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) At least 12 civilians were been killed during a NATO forces' offensive in southern Afghanistan, an official said. The victims died after a rocket hit their house late ... Read more...

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Separatists seek troop withdrawal from Pakistani Kashmir


January 19th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A group of separatists has sought withdrawal of troops from Pakistani Kashmir in the wake of a series of suicide bombings there. "Pakistan must move out its troops ... Read more...

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Mehbooba Mufti wary of militant activity following troop cut initiatives


January 8th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Jan 8 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Muftihas expressed apprehension over rise in militant activity whenever there is an announcement of troop withdrawal from the restive region.Talking to ... Read more...

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Pak FO calls India’s troop withdrawal decision ‘cosmetic’


December 21st, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Ministry has termed India's announcement to withdraw 30,000 troops from Jammu and Kashmir as a 'cosmetic measure.'The Daily Times quoted Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul ... Read more...

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Troop withdrawal from Kashmir as situation improves: Antony


December 18th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said nearly 30,000 Indian Army soldiers have been withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year and more troops ... Read more...

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Americans back troop surge, oppose withdrawal date


December 10th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.10 (ANI): A new CBS News/New York Times poll finds that Americans have narrowly approved US President Barack Obama's decision to send more troops to the country, with 51 ... Read more...

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9/11 mastermind’s Manhattan trial will make him ‘larger than Osama’, warns Cheney


December 9th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 9 (ANI): Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has warned that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial in New York City will give make him an extremist hero like ... Read more...

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Home secretary to visit Kashmir on troop withdrawal


December 8th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 8 (IANS) Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will be here Friday to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and chalk out a plan for withdrawal of central ... Read more...

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McCain says Obama’s 2011 departure date threatening Afghan war effort


December 7th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.7 (ANI): Republican Senator John McCain has said that President Barack Obama needs to clarify his July 2011 deadline for a US departure from Afghanistan, adding that there is huge ... Read more...

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‘Concerned’ India wants US to stay in Afghanistan till peace, stability returns


December 6th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.6 (ANI): Expressing concern over President Obama's plan to start pulling American troops out of Afghanistan by mid-2011, top government sources here have said that America must not vacate ... Read more...

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India hails Obama’s decision to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.2 (ANI) India on Wednesday hailed the U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to increase troops in Afghanistan.Addressing reporters on the sidelines of an event in the national capital, Minister ... Read more...

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Britain to host conference on Afghanistan in January


November 29th, 2009 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Britain would host a conference on Afghanistan Jan 28 next year, where members of the international coalition will discuss plans for handing control of the country back ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda video threatens Germans ahead of polls


September 19th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 19 (DPA) An Al Qaeda video threatening Germany with a "rude awakening" if it refuses to withdraw troops from Afghanistan has been posted on the internet, security officials said on ... Read more...

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Dhaka begins troop withdrawal from Chittagong Hill Tracts


August 8th, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) Bangladesh has begun withdrawing its army from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), home to Buddhist tribals, to enforce a pact signed in 1997. Two camps were vacated Friday ... Read more...

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Revocation of AFSPA should be left to Centre: Ansari


July 4th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
By: Tahir Nadeem KhanSrinagar, July 4(ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Saturday suggested that the issue of troop withdrawal and revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Truck bomb attack kills 65 people in Iraq (Lead)


June 21st, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, June 20 (DPA) At least 65 people were killed when a truck packed with explosives detonated outside a mosque in northern Iraq Saturday, the police said. It was the deadliest in a ... Read more...

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