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NATO Hopes for Reopening of Pakistani Supply Routes

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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NATO hopes to mend relations with Pakistan quickly in order to reopen key supply routes for its forces fighting in neighboring Afghanistan. NATO spokesman Brigadier General Carsten Jacobsen said Monday that the closure of the routes has adversely affected the economies of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan blocked the Khyber and Chaman routes to Afghanistan […]

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Pakistan: NATO Supply Route Could Reopen for a Price

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan says it will consider reopening key NATO supply routes to neighboring Afghanistan, provided NATO is willing to pay. Defense Minister Ahmad Mukhtar said that Islamabad has not yet decided whether to allow NATO to resume overland shipments of non-lethal supplies to Afghanistan. But he told reporters in Sukkur that if the routes are reopened, […]

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NATO Admits Afghan Local Police Abuses

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A NATO military report says some members of a U.S.-trained police force in Afghanistan have committed human rights abuses, but that overall the force has been effective. The NATO report follows a Human Rights Watch study released in September, documenting abuses, including killings, sexual assault, and illegal detention, committed by the Afghan Local Police, or […]

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Pakistan Deploys Air Defense Weapons to Afghan Border

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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A senior Pakistani military officer says the government has deployed air defense weapons on the country’s border with Afghanistan, following the NATO airstrikes last month that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reports Major General Ashfaq Nadeem says the new deployment of the border weapons was aimed at preventing “fresh attacks” as Pakistan re-evaluates […]

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NATO, Russia Still at Odds About Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO and Russia have failed to achieve a breakthrough on Russia’s opposition to the alliance’s plan to build a missile defense shield in Europe. Alliance officials, including NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday in Brussels. Rasmussen and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later said Russia […]

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NATO, Russia Still at Odds Over Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO foreign ministers have failed to ease Russian fears over a proposed missile defense shield in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the sides still have differences about the proposal but plan to keep talking. He also rejected Russia’s claims the shield could be used against Russia. Rasmussen spoke following a meeting […]

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NATO, Russia Still at Odds over Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO foreign ministers failed to ease Russian fears over a proposed missile defense shield in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the sides still have differences over the proposal but plan to keep talking. He also rejected Moscow’s claims that the shield could be used against Russia. Rasmussen spoke following a meeting […]

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NATO, Russia at Odds Over Missile Defense Shield

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has warned NATO that it is forcing a new arms race by deploying a missile defense shield in Europe. Russian Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov told a group of foreign military attaches Wednesday in Moscow that the NATO defense shield poses a risk to his country’s strategic nuclear defenses. He said that will […]

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NATO, Russia at Odds Over Missile Defense Shield

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has warned NATO that it is forcing a new arms race by deploying a missile defense shield in Europe. Russian Chief of Staff General Nikolai Makarov told a group of foreign military attaches Wednesday that the NATO defense shield poses a risk to his country’s strategic nuclear defenses. He said that will inevitably lead […]

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NATO Commander Backs EU candidate Status for Serbia

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO’s chief says a decision by the European Union to grant candidate status to Serbia would be beneficial to regional security. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made the remarks Wednesday, following a recent deal between Serbia and Kosovo to remove some of the barricades on their border. The leaders of the 27-nation EU bloc are to […]

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