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Dalrymple’s book on first Anglo-Afghan war out in December


September 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Award-winning writer William Dalrymple said his "Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-1842" will be out in December this year, and has many ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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Olympics security guard accused of insulting soldier


July 31st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A G4S security guard was recently accused of insulting a soldier. This incident occurred during the Olympic Games as they were both undertaking their duties. The ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Pakistan’s reopening of NATO supply route


July 17th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday staged a sit-in on the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. They were opposing Islamabad's decision to ... Read more...

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Obama concerned about Yemen


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said he was concerned about the terrorism threat stemming from Yemen, after a deadly suicide bombing there killed at least ... Read more...

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NATO endorses Obama’s exit plan from Afghanistan


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 22 (IANS) NATO leaders have endorsed President Barack Obama's plan for the withdrawal of the US-led international military force from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Karzai in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during a NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, a White House official said."Obviously it is ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure


April 24th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its ... Read more...

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Clinton regrets Afghan shooting incident


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed "deep regret" over the shooting incident in Afghanistan in which a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, ... Read more...

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Afghans hold anti-US demonstration


March 10th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) Hundreds of angry protesters Saturday chanted anti-US slogans demanding prosecution of foreign troops at a rally in Afghanistan, Press TV reported.The rally was held in ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies military double game with Taliban


February 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday denied that his country's military had played a double game in the 10-year war in Afghanistan, but admitted that ... Read more...

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US hopes ties with Pakistan would be mended


December 13th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Monday hoped that the US will be able to mend its strained ties with Pakistan, because a stable relationship with Islamabad ... Read more...

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Is Pakistan heading towards global isolation, wonders daily


December 13th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Is Pakistan treading the path towards global isolation, asked a Pakistani daily that said the steps taken by Islamabad following the Nov 26 NATO airstrikes ... Read more...

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US hopes to patch up with Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A top US official has expressed confidence that the United States and Pakistan can patch up their differences, stressing that restoring the strained relationship was critical ... Read more...

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Oz minister backs India uranium deal, says no to Pakistan


December 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Backing the ruling Labour Party's decision to export uranium to India, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith Tuesday rejected a similar deal for Pakistan and ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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Pakistan has got carried away in boycotting Bonn meet: Daily


December 1st, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Pakistan's shock and response over the NATO airstrike that killed 24 soldiers "at what is essentially the result of our double game is overcooked", a daily ... Read more...

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`Occupiers’ get advice from Bill Clinton


November 8th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) As the wildly spreading leaderless Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed entered its 52nd day, it received some "sympathy" and a bit of advice from ... Read more...

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US should talk to Afghan neighbours: Kissinger


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has suggested that the US should first hold talks with Afghanistan's neighbouring countries before holding any negotiation with ... Read more...

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Kayani warns US against anti-Pakistan offensive


October 19th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Amid escalating tensions, Pakistan's all powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has warned the US not to launch any military offensive into his country's ... Read more...

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Will act on our own against terror, US warns Pakistan


September 30th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) The US warned Pakistan that it would act on its own as it did against Osama bin Laden and put on its terrorist list five ... Read more...

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Pakistani army discuss security at emergency meet


September 25th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan's top military commanders held an emergency meeting Sunday to discuss the "prevailing security situation" in the country, the army said.The special corps commander's conference ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole in danger after Afghanistan visit?


September 18th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has become a "prime target" for jihadis after visiting British troops in Afghanistan, some Britain-based radicals have warned."I find it completely outrageous that ... Read more...

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UK Air Force buys 14 new Chinook choppers worth $1.64 billion for Afghan mission


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
ODIHAM, UNITED KINGDOM (BNO NEWS) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox on Monday announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has agreed to buy more than a dozen new Chinook helicopters worth ... Read more...

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Obama pays tribute to fallen seals


August 9th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the US Special Navy Seals who were killed in a recent Taliban attack in Afghanistan. The attack took place ... Read more...

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US airbase in Kyrgyzstan to have less troops


July 4th, 2011 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) A US airbase in Kyrgyzstan that serves as a key transit centre for war efforts in Afghanistan will lessen the number of its personnel, the ... Read more...

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Karzai reaches Pakistan for two-day visit


June 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived here Friday on a two-day visit to Pakistan to discuss the reconciliation process after foreign troops withdraw from his country, ... 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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Obama support gets a spike with Osama killing: Poll


May 4th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Support for US President Barack Obama has risen sharply following the killing of Osama bin Laden by American military forces in Pakistan, according to the ... Read more...

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Osama killing will not end terrorism: CPI-M


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday said the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan was unlikely to end terrorism."The ... 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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Cameron rules out UK’s ‘occupying army’ role in Libya


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 22(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted that there is no prospect of his country's forces becoming part of an "occupying army" in Libya.Lawmakers have expressed alarm at ... Read more...

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British Defence Secretary compares Libyan crisis to protractedAfghan conflict


April 21st, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21(ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has compared the crisis in Libya to the war in Afghanistan, opening the United Kingdom to the prospect of a decade-long battle to oust ... Read more...

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UK Defence Secy moves out London flat over terror attack fears


April 17th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has moved out of his London flat to reside in a Government apartment over fears of a possible terrorist attack.Fox, in charge of ... Read more...

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Gilani calls for Af-Pak cooperation in war on terror (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday terrorism was a common enemy of his country and Afghanistan, and called for joint effort in ... Read more...

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