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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama hails signing of pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by Reuters, AP, GUARDIAN

    ... the pact showed the US remained committed to Afghanistan, where foreign forces have helped provide security since the 2001 toppling of the radical Islamist Taliban government. Afghan government ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... scheduled to be completed in December. Taliban violence has been rising, and a political crisis ignited by presidential poll-rigging is raising fears of a return to the ethnic civil war ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani child activist 'not yet out of danger' as outrage at shooting spreads

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 10:02am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington and Peshawar, Pakistan A Pakistani child activist shot in the head by the Taliban is not out of danger and is being moved to the city of Rawalpindi, ... as their families.” Pakistani doctors earlier removed a bullet from Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taliban on a school bus in a horrific attack, but she was still unconscious and too ill to travel. ...

  4. News - World

    Briefs, January 22, 2013

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... humanity. AP   8-hour stand-off after Taliban raid police HQ KABUL- Nato troops joined a fight against a Taliban suicide squad that stormed a police headquarters in the Afghan capital at dawn, killing three officers and triggering a stand-off that lasted more than eight hours. The Taliban claimed the attack, which turned into the longest stand-off between the insurgents and security ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama vows to let Afghans take over from spring

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... plans previously called for foreign forces to transfer the lead in fighting the Taliban by the middle of this year. Obama, planning the withdrawal of most of the 66,000 US troops left ...

  6. Obama's challenge in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... behind the 9/11 attacks are believed to be in border areas with Pakistan. But with the conflict against Taliban fighters dragging on and the Afghan government corrupt and weak, calls are mounting ... Karzai's government controls only a sliver of the country, centred mostly around Kabul. The Taliban's guerilla tactics are proving more than a match for the Nato-led forces and rudimentary ...

  7. News - World - MEDIA

    Barack Obama earns second Time Person of the Year honour

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... continued to campaign for the right to education after being shot by the Taliban. The others were Apple CEO Tim Cook, Egypt's post-revolutionary President Mohammed Mursi and atomic physicist ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama shifts US from ‘perpetual war-footing’

    Posted May 24th 2013, 08:46am by Reuters in Washington

    ... predecessor, President George W. Bush, to hold men rounded up on suspicion of involvement with al Qaeda and the Taliban after the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama’s latest Guantanamo proposals will likely meet ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US presidential candidates prepare for final debate

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Boca Raton, Florida

    ... a deadly Taliban insurgency. The question will be "how to leave some modicum of lasting stability", said Martin Indyk, vice-president and director of the foreign policy programme ...

  10. McChrystal's sacking was essential for morale

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the multinational force there would in itself make good reason for his choice. So, too, would be his experience in counter-insurgency, a core element of fighting against the Taliban in Afghanistan. But what ...



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