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Russia warns NATO against prolonged stay in Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on October 11, 2012

PressTV

11th October, 2012

Russia has warned that it will stop cooperating with NATO in Afghanistan after 2014 unless the Western military alliance gets UN Security Council authorization for a new mission in the war-torn country.

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‘Insurgency winning war in Afghanistan, troops die for nothing’

Posted by seumasach on September 20, 2012

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Thoroughbred loose on the Kyrgyz steppes

Posted by seumasach on August 26, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

25th August, 2012

The great game in Central Asia has a history of occasionally turning rough. Turkey may have become its latest victim.

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Pakistan gets a cuddle and a hug

Posted by seumasach on June 4, 2012

Russia is gearing up to play an effective role in world affairs. Its assertive stance on Syria and Iran can be expected to extend to Pakistan and Central Asia. Russia kept its participation over the NATO summit on a low-key and saw to it that none of the Central Asian leaders who were invited – from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – attended either. Meanwhile, Moscow also hosted a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Putin is undertaking visits to Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan during the week ahead and is virtually launching his Eurasian project.

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

2nd June, 2012

The back-to-back visits to Pakistan this week by China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and the Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, are rich in political symbolism and strategic content.

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French leader determined to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on May 22, 2012

PressTV

22nd May, 2012

The newly-elected French President Francois Holland says he will deliver on his promises with respect to withdrawing French troops from the war-ravaged Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

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‘US seeks to stay forever in Afghanistan’

Posted by seumasach on April 21, 2012

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Tashkent demands place in the sun

Posted by seumasach on April 10, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indruss

9th April, 2012

The story is simple – and fairly straightforward. Great Britain has approximately 11000 containers of equipment and 3000 armored carriers to take out of Afghanistan after eleven years of war. The equipment includes armoured patrol vehicles, tankers, trucks and weaponry such as heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket systems.

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Western countries scramble for Afghan exits

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2012

Fozil Mashrab

Asia Times

23rd March, 2012

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – As international forces prepare for withdrawal from Afghanistan, Western countries are already in talks with Afghanistan’s Central Asian neighbors to bring their troops and military equipment back home.

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Sgt Bales’ secret and an Afghan endgame

Posted by seumasach on March 19, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

20 th March, 2012

Despite the insistence by Washington that the Kandahar killings a week ago were a “rampage” by an “apparently deranged” or “probably deranged” American sergeant, Afghan people believe in the finding by their parliamentarians that up to 15 to 20 US troops were involved. The Afghan president Hamid Karzai also agreed the US version is “not convincing.”

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President Karzai casts doubts on US version of Afghan village massacre

Posted by seumasach on March 17, 2012

Guardian

17th March, 2012

The President of Afghanistan warned he was frustrated over western killings of civilians, as he accused the US of obstructing an Afghan investigation into the massacre of 16 civilians last Sunday.

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Afghan tribal leaders: Afghan civilians’ massacre pre-planned

Posted by seumasach on March 14, 2012

PressTV

13th March, 2012

Afghan tribal leaders say the recent massacre of Afghan civilians by US troops has been pre-planned and not carried out by a lone soldier, Press TV reports.

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