Modi Sworn in, PM Nawaz attends Ceremony

Modi Sworn in, PM Nawaz attends Ceremony

(New Delhi) – Narendra Modi promised to forge a “strong and inclusive” India after being sworn in as the 15th prime minister of the world´s largest democracy. Ten days after his right-wing party won the first electoral majority in three decades, the 63-year-old took the oath of office at a lavish ceremony attended by leaders […]

Progress on US-Afghan Deal Continues

Progress on US-Afghan Deal Continues

(Kabul) – President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a second day of talks in Kabul, after making progress over a long-delayed deal on the future of US forces in Afghanistan.“We will try to see if we can make a little more progress, which we have been doing,” Kerry told reporters […]

Karzai Calls for Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Process

Karzai Calls for Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Process

(Islamabad) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai flew into Islamabad for key talks with Pakistan’s newly elected government, searching for communication with Taliban insurgents to end 12 years of war. It is Karzai’s first visit to Islamabad in 18 months and signals a desire by both countries to overcome distrust and hostility as 87,000 NATO combat […]

Kerry Seeks to Boost Afghan-Pakistan Ties

Kerry Seeks to Boost Afghan-Pakistan Ties

(Brussels) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together for security talks aimed at improving relations between the two nations. This is ahead of next year’s withdrawal of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan. Kerry was meeting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani military chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani […]

US-Afghans Reach Deal on Wardak Pullout

US-Afghans Reach Deal on Wardak Pullout

(Kabul) – The United States and Kabul have appeared to reach an agreement on the pullout of coalition forces from a strategic province, nearly a month after an ultimatum from Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Karzai on February 24 ordered American special forces to leave Wardak within two weeks. “I am pleased to announce that following […]

Obama Karzai Discuss Ending Afghan War

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Meets with Serbian President

(Washington) – US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai charted out the course to end Afghanistan war during a meeting at the White House to discuss the future of the US role in Afghanistan and the 66,000 American troops there. US commanders in Afghanistan have proposed keeping 6,000 to 15,000 US troops after […]

Karzai Welcomes British Pullout Timeline

Karzai Welcomes British Pullout Timeline

(Kabul) – The Afghan president has welcomed the withdrawal of nearly half of the British troops stationed in Afghanistan next year, saying his forces were ready to take up the country’s defense. The statement was issued from President Karzai’s office after British Prime Minister, David Cameron announced that about 3,800 British troops would be withdrawn […]

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