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  • Aug 29, 2014
  • Updated: 6:10pm


Turkey awards deal for defence system to Chinese firm sanctioned by US

Nato member Turkey has chosen a Chinese defence firm that has been sanctioned by Washington to co-produce a US$4 billion long-range air and missile defence system, rejecting rival bids from Russian, US and European firms.

Friday, 27 September, 2013, 3:03pm

Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three Nato troops killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan were British, officials said on Wednesday.

The three soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers died on Tuesday when their vehicle was hit on a routine patrol in the district of Nahr-e Saraj, part of the southern province Helmand.

1 May 2013 - 3:12pm

Talking points

Public consultation on government plans to increase the number of operators in the Hong Kong mobile phone market comes to an end.

11 Apr 2013 - 6:07am

Taliban kill 44 in attack on Afghanistan courthouse

Taliban militants stormed an Afghan court on Wednesday, killing at least 44 people in a bid to free insurgents standing trial, officials said, in the deadliest attack for more than a year.

4 Apr 2013 - 4:48am

US nominates Breedlove as top Nato commander

President Barack Obama nominated US Air Force General Philip Breedlove on Thursday to become Nato's top military commander, a key role as Nato aims to wind down an 11-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan that has tested the resolve of allies.

30 Mar 2013 - 3:21am

Five Nato troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

Five members of the Nato-led international force fighting in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the coalition said in a statement on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2013 - 1:10pm

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai says US, Taliban are colluding

He accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:05pm

Nato apologises for accidental killing of two Afghan boys

Two children, aged seven and eight, were shot dead on Thursday as they tended cattle in southern Uruzgan province, in an incident which could inflame tensions over the conduct of foreign soldiers in Afghanistan.

3 Mar 2013 - 12:06pm

Afghan president to ban requests for foreign air strikes

If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give them an advantage against insurgents.

17 Feb 2013 - 11:33am

Dunford takes charge of Nato in Afghanistan

US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am