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    NATO ends combat mission in Afghanistan
    Kabul, Dec 28 : The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Sunday formally ended its 13-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan.

    Afghan Sikh and Hindu refugees aspire to stay back in India
    By Neelapu Shanti, New Delhi, Dec. 27 : A large number of Sikh and Hindu refugees from Afghanistan want to stay back in India, as the security situation in their country is not stable. Many of them, especially the young have learnt stitching and operating the computer and desire to be self-reliant.

    Obama says Afghanistan will no longer 'be a source of terrorist ...
    Washington, Dec 27 : United States President Barack Obama has said that Afghanistan will no longer "be a source of terrorist attacks", a week before the U.S. is set to withdraw its troops and ends its combat mission in the country.

    US to support Afghanistan, says senator
    Kabul, Dec 25 : The US will continue to support Afghanistan, US Senator John McCain told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday.

    US to support Afghanistan, says senator
    Kabul, Dec 25 : The US will continue to support Afghanistan, US Senator John McCain told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday.

    Blast kills two soldiers in Afghanistan
    Kabul, Dec 25 : At least two Afghan soldiers were killed and two others sustained injuries in a bomb blast in Qarghai district of Laghman province Thursday, spokesperson for provincial government Sarhadi Zwak said.

    US sergeant gone missing in Afghanistan may face court martial
    Washington, Dec 24 : The US Army's Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and was charged by some fellow troopers with desertion after being released in exchange for five Taliban officials imprisoned at Guantanamo, could be court-martialled, military ...

    Nearly 140 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan
    Kabul, Dec 24 : At least 138 suspected insurgents have been killed in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, as Afghan troops battled the Taliban with NATO air support, according to official sources.

    Pakistan, Afghanistan army chiefs meet
    Islamabad, Dec 23 : Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Tuesday met Chief of General Staff of the Afghan National Army (ANA) General Sher Muhammad Karimi and commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Gen. John Campbell at the General Headquarters (GHQ) ...

    U.S. will not target Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar after 2014 end
    Karachi, Dec 22 : The United States has said that it would not target prominent Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar and other militants after January 2 in Afghanistan unless they posed a definite threat to the U.S.

    Pak TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah reportedly killed in air strike in ...
    Dubai, Dec 22 : Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, the man behind the Peshawar school carnage, has reportedly been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan.

    28 militants killed in Afghanistan
    Kabul, Dec 22 : At least 28 militants have been killed in Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Monday.

    US may not target Taliban leaders after Jan 2
    Islamabad, Dec 22 : The US said that American forces in Afghanistan would not target Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders after Jan 2 unless they posed a direct threat to the country, a media report said Monday.

    Afghan-Pak operation against terrorism is welcome step, says security ...
    New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Security expert Wing Commander (retired) Praful Bakshi on Sunday welcomed the move by the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to carry out an operation against terrorism, adding that the maneuver had the potential to be beneficial to India.

    Afghan-Pak operation against terrorism is welcome step, says security ...
    New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Security expert Wing Commander (retired) Praful Bakshi on Sunday welcomed the move by the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to carry out an operation against terrorism, adding that the maneuver had the potential to be beneficial to India.

    Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high with 3,188 dead in ...
    Johannesburg, Dec 21 : According to a United Nations report, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have hit a record high this year with 3,188 dead and 6,429 injured as violence worsens with the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban.

    UN, Afghan Taliban in talks to reduce civilian casualties
    By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 20 : The top UN official in Afghanistan has said the world body has been in touch with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to cut down on civilian casualties and to make the group aware of its obligations under international human rights laws.

    Pakistan, Afghanistan to carry out coordinated operations
    Islamabad, Dec 20 : Pakistan's top security advisor Saturday ruled out joint operations with Afghanistan against militants, saying both counties will coordinate operations on their own side of border.

    Pakistani Taliban chief killed?
    Islamabad, Dec 20 : Even as the Pakistani Army intensified its anti-terrorism operations in the wake of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Peshawar school that left 148 students and teachers dead, unconfirmed reports said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah was killed in an airstrike ...

    Five killed in Afghan clash
    Kabul, Dec 20 : At least five people were killed Saturday during a clash in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, a police official said.

    UN, Afghan Taliban dialogue to reduce civilian casualties
    By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 20 : The top UN official in Afghanistan said the world body has been in touch with the Taliban in an effort to reduce civilian casualties and to make them aware of their obligations under international human rights laws.

    Peshawar school song: Where have all the flowers gone?
    By Saeed Naqvi : Ever since US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage threatened to bomb Pakistan to the stone age unless it joined the post 9/11 global war on terror, Pakistan has faced an existential tragedy of choice. It was being called upon to kill the very mujahideen it had trained to ...

    India warns of trans-border terror threats to Afghanistan, elsewhere
    By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 19 : As the UN-mandated international combat mission in Afghanistan enters its final days after a democratic transfer of power in Kabul, a Security Council debate put the spotlight on the terrorist threats to the fragile nation with India warning of the support ...

    US drone kills eight militants in Pakistan
    Islamabad, Dec 19 : At least eight militants were killed in a US drone strike Friday along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a media report said.

    India warns of foreign-backed terrorist threats to Afghanistan
    By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 19 : As the UN-mandated international combat mission in Afghanistan enters its final days after a democratic transfer of power, a Security Council debate put the spotlight on the terrorist threats to the fragile nation with India warning of the support extremists ...

    India enhances trade ties with Afghanistan
    New Delhi , 18 : Trade between India and Afghanistan has grown over the years. Since the signing of an MOU between Indian Import Association and the Afghan Export agency, there has been a significant rise in bilateral trade between the two nations.

    Afghanistan: The future?
    By Anand Arni, Bangalore, Dec.18 : Pakistan's Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif recently spent two weeks in the US, an unusually long visit by any standards. During this period, Afghanistan was wracked by violence - a suicide bombing in Paktika which resulted in 80 deaths and 12 consecutive days of ...

    Two killed, three injured in Afghan suicide bombing
    Kabul, Dec 18 : At least two people were killed and three policemen injured when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in Afghanistan's capital Kabul Thursday, the police said.

    Sharif underlines resolve to fight terrorism but skips reference to ...
    Karachi, Dec 17 : While presiding over a high level meeting of parliamentary parties in Peshawar following a horrific attack on a school in the city, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that both Pakistan and Afghanistan should not allow militants to use their borders for terror activities but steered ...

    Five year visa for minorities from neighbouring countries
    New Delhi, Dec. 17 : Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five years visa instead of one-year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.

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