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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges India’s Support for Democracy in Burma

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for India’s support in helping Burma achieve democracy. She made the comments Wednesday during a visit to New Delhi aimed at restoring ties between the Burmese opposition and India. During a lecture commemorating former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Aung San Suu Kyi said Burma was […]

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Kashmir Gunbattle Kills 3 Indian Troops, 2 Rebels

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian military officials say three soldiers and two suspected rebels have been killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The army says Wednesday’s fighting took place in the Nowgam sector, as five militants crossed into Indian-Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region. An army spokesman said a search operation was underway for […]

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Pakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, a move that could help facilitate peace talks between the insurgent group and the Afghan government. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. Support from Pakistan, which backed the Taliban regime in the late 1990’s, is seen […]

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Pakistan Agrees to Release Some Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has agreed to release some Afghan Taliban prisoners, amid talks with members of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council about the country’s reconciliation efforts. Afghanistan has long sought access to the prisoners to aid the stalled peace process. It was not clear how many or which prisoners would be involved in the release. The head of […]

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Two Killed in Bicycle Bomb Blast in Pakistan

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say two people were killed and 10 wounded when a bomb planted on a bicycle exploded in southwestern Pakistan. The device exploded on a road near Quetta, the capital of restive Baluchistan province, as a military convoy passed by. Some of the people injured were paramilitary soldiers. Vehicles were also damaged in the […]

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German Defense Minister Visits Afghanistan

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere arrived in Afghanistan Monday to review the coalition’s ongoing transfer of security control to the Afghan forces. De Maiziere’s trip comes a day after a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a British soldier in southern Helmand province. It was the latest in a series of so-called “insider […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investments

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Afghanistan’s president and India’s prime minister have signed agreements boosting cooperation in a number of areas, including small development projects, mines and youth affairs. Hamid Karzai met with Manmohan Singh Monday in New Delhi to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. President Karzai said Monday after the two leaders met that investment opportunities are […]

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Karzai in India to Push for Investment

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India where he held talks Monday with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to appeal for increased investment in war-torn Afghanistan. Indian officials say Mr. Karzai and Mr. Singh will review a strategic partnership agreement their two countries signed last year designed to deepen security and economic ties. India has […]

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British Solider, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 12th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan. British officials have identified the soldier killed Sunday in restive Helmand province as a member of The Royal Scots Borderers. The killing is the latest in a series of insider attacks that have fractured […]

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NATO Soldier, 11 Afghans Killed in Separate Attacks

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a member of the U.S.-led coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan, the latest in a spate of insider attacks that are fracturing the trust between NATO and Afghan forces. ISAF Joint Command said Sunday the service member was killed in the south. His identity and […]

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