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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China boosts diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan as Nato troops withdraw

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... One of its chief worries is that Uygur militants who want a separate state in western China's Xinjiang region will exploit the security vacuum left after the bulk of Nato forces withdraw ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... it will be extremely complicated to remove the munitions. The US closed down more than half of its 880 bases in Afghanistan and withdrew the bulk of its troops before creating a plan to remove the unexploded ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Last Australian combat troops leave Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and Kandahar, but the bulk of the 1,550 Australians who had been serving there were now out of the country. “None of them are expected to be involved in combat,” Abbott said of those remaining to work ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan opium cultivation hits record high

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:16pm by AFP

    ... have driven up cultivation... trying to shore up their assets as insurance against an uncertain future UNODC There are fears that the departure of the bulk of the US-led Nato troops, who ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan roadside bomb hits bus killing nine

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 02:54pm by AFP

    ... extremists. US-led coalition forces are winding down their operations before a scheduled withdrawal of the bulk of their 100,000 troops by the end of next year, with Afghan security forces gradually ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato apologises for accidental killing of two Afghan boys

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... President Hamid Karzai. The bulk of Australia’s 1,550 troops are based in Uruzgan, and are focused on training and mentoring Afghan soldiers ahead of the withdrawal of Nato combat troops by the end ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan women suffer despite progress on rights

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 04:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... religious council said this year. The US and Nato will withdraw the bulk of their 100,000 troops by the end of 2014, and there are widespread fears that the gains made by women will be eroded after ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's intelligence chief wounded in assassination bid

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... withdraw the vast bulk of their combat troops from the country by the end of 2014 and hand responsibility for the war to Afghan security forces. Amnesty International had urged parliament to delay ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato charts path out of Afghanistan, 'post-combat' role

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 07:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... cooperation and burden sharing to offset reduced funding. The United States accounts for the bulk of Nato defence spending and its portion has increased markedly in the last decade, a sore point ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    ‘Hundreds’ of Afghan soldiers sacked over insider attacks

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 09:39am by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... screening would not “slow down the pace of operations.” The attacks pose a threat to the lynchpin of Nato’s strategy of training Afghan forces to take over when the bulk of the 130,000 US-led ...



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