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Has Mitt Romney chosen David Petraeus as his VP?


August 8th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was rumored that Gen. David Petraeus has being chosen by Mitt Romney as his running mate. General David is the one who guided the American ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to ink supply route agreement


July 12th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will sign an agreement to formalize the supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the government said Thursday.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed ... Read more...

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Pakistan puts curbs on foreigners (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Foreigners, including aid workers, visiting Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan now have to take permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by the ... Read more...

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Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.Prime ... Read more...

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US military trainers’ have not come back: Pakistan


May 31st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani military Thursday denied claims by American officials that a group of US military trainers have returned to the country several months after their departure following ... Read more...

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NATO won’t pay $5,000 per truck to Pakistan: Panetta


May 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 for each truck carrying supplies via its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan.In an ... Read more...

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Obama signs cooperation pact with Afghanistan (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first ... Read more...

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Obama makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama arrived in Kabul late Tuesday on an unannounced visit to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, reported local media citing Afghan ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb-maker scoured New York for targets (Second Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) A Pakistani bomb-maker, who was involved in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways, has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb-maker eyed multiple targets in New York (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) The Pakistani bomb-maker involved in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda handler in ... Read more...

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Pakistani bomb plotter eyed multiple targets in New York


April 18th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 18 (IANS) The admitted Pakistani bomb-maker in a foiled 2009 plot against New York city's subways has revealed how he and an Al Qaeda handler in ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on new terms of engagement


April 17th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan will hold talks with the US on "new terms of engagements", the foreign ministry said Tuesday.This follows last week's parliamentary approval of fresh guidelines ... Read more...

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Pakistani MPs oppose NATO arms supply


March 30th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A majority of Pakistani parliamentarians Friday urged the government not to allow transportation of arms and ammunition to foreign forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Participating in a ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan


March 27th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition service member was killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb exploded in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. Few other details ... Read more...

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Rogue Afghan soldier kills two British troops in southern Afghanistan


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by BNO News
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (BNO NEWS) -- An Afghan soldier opened fire at the entrance to a coalition base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing two British service members before he was shot ... Read more...

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Pakistan Taliban warns MPs against NATO supply restoration


March 26th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Taliban Sunday warned members of parliament against restoration of the supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs ... Read more...

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Soviet soldier to be buried 30 years after Afghan war


March 24th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The remains of a Soviet soldier who died in Afghanistan 30 years ago will be reburied in his home country, former Soviet republic Kazakhstan, following ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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Germany unsure of Afghan withdrawal in 2014: Merkel


March 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) Germany was not sure whether its troops would pull out of Afghanistan by 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday during a surprise visit to the country's ... 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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Thousands rally against US in Islamabad


February 20th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Thousands of people Monday rallied here to protest against US drone attacks in the country's tribal regions and the government's decision to restore supply lines for ... Read more...

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No pact with US until night raids end: Karzai


February 20th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Night raids conducted by US troops in Afghanistan remain a major stumbling block to a US-Afghan pact on long-term strategic cooperation, the Afghan media ... Read more...

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Obama sees no basis for Iranian attack on US


February 6th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has said he saw no basis for rumours that Iran may be planning an attack on the US."We don't see ... 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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Spain to pull out from Afghanistan


January 17th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Qala-i-Naw (Afghanistan), Jan 17 (IANS/EFE) Spanish troops with begin pulling out from Afghanistan in October-November this year, with 150 soldiers set to return home first, Spain's defence minister said here.In ... Read more...

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US military dialogue with Pakistan continues


January 4th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) The US continues military dialogue with Pakistan despite recent serious setbacks because the US-Pakistani relationship is very important, the Pentagon has said.The US has conducted "a ... Read more...

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Injured British soldier dies 1.5 year after bomb blast in Afghanistan


January 4th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- A British soldier, who was injured in the summer of 2010 as a result of a bomb blast in southern Afghanistan, has died as a result of those ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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NATO strike: US splits blame, but no apology to Pakistan (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Washington has refused to apologise for last month's NATO strike that plunged US-Pakistani relations to a new low as Pentagon sought to split the blame ... Read more...

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US splits blame for NATO strike, offers no apology


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Even as a Pentagon report sought to split the blame for last month's deadly NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Washington refused to apologise ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan to get new equipment


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Britain has announced an equipment package worth 400 million pounds (around $627 million) for its troops in Afghanistan. The equipment include protected vehicles and technology to ... Read more...

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Cameron visits British troops in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a surprise visit to the British troops in Afghanistan Tuesday, the government said.Cameron said the main purpose of his ... Read more...

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US to freeze $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) In the midst of a tense standoff with Islamabad, a Congressional panel has agreed to freeze $700 million in US aid to Pakistan unless it helps ... Read more...

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Taliban killed in failed bombing, five injured


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) A Taliban suicide bomber Friday tried to drive an explosives-laden lorry into a camp of international troops in Afghanistan, but failed and blew up the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda training snipers to attack British, US troops


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda is now training a group of snipers for a new wave of attacks on British and US troops in Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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