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Afghanistan

Russian pilots prisoners of the Taliban: the movie
With Afghanistan occupying global headlines, a new film about the war torn country is taking the Russian box office by storm.

February 11, 2010 02:11

Yet another Afghan offensive in Helmand province on its way
US troops as well as Afghan soldiers are planning an offensive military operation against the Taliban in the town of Marjah in Southern Afghanistan, the capital of the drug trade in Helmand province.

February 11, 2010 10:17

Afghan people are not served by our presence – US Congressman
The war in Afghanistan, jobs, and healthcare are all big issues in America. One man with strong opinions on all of them is US Congressman Dennis Kucinich.

February 09, 2010 23:27

Russia’s new military doctrine approved
Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of any types of weapons of mass destruction against it or any of its allies. President Medvedev has approved Russia’s new military doctrine.

April 17, 2010 17:06

US wants more troops in Afghanistan
America is once again planning to ask its allies in NATO to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan so as to train the country's new army and police force. The US says the aim is to stabilize the troubled country.

February 14, 2010 04:47

US verdict for Pakistani scientist sparks protests
A New York court has found Pakistan-born scientist Aafia Siddiqui guilty of trying to kill her American interrogators in Afghanistan in 2008.

February 05, 2010 09:12

“Use of mercenaries masks scope of US involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq”
There has been a massive increase in the funding of US war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and private military contractors are flourishing in its wake, even though their reputations are at an all-time low.

March 17, 2010 07:41

Afghans call Bagram US Air Force base “Obama’s Gitmo”
By detaining people during night raids and torturing them in Afghan field prisons, the US military officials are not battling the insurgency, but actually creating it, believes investigative journalist Anand Gopal.

March 12, 2010 15:40

Graveyard of empires can hardly wait
The US is seeking to pour more money into wars in the coming years, with the Afghan operation topping the agenda, while for Afghans more foreign troops is likely to mean less trust in their own government.

February 03, 2010 12:48

Bribing Taliban
Plans to convert the Taliban fighters to the peaceful life dominated the minds of those world leaders trying to mend the failing military operation in Afghanistan.

January 31, 2010 12:25

Afghanistan summit: nations discuss country’s future
More than 70 international delegates and organizations met in London to discuss plans to strengthen the Afghan government and replace foreign troops with local forces.

January 31, 2010 09:43

Arms supplies to Iraq and Afghanistan possible – arms exporter
Russia is ready to supply weapons to Iraq and Afghanistan if there is an order from the US purchasing committee, according to Russian arms exporter’s head, Anatoly Isaikin.

February 02, 2010 22:22

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