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With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes | Reuters

Feb 11, 2016

With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes | Reuters

KABUL Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. #Technology #Middle East #Afghanistan #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
With fewer US troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes | Reuters

Feb 11, 2016

With fewer US troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes | Reuters

KABUL Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference. #India #Technology #Middle East #Afghanistan #markets #article #graphics
Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria | Reuters

WASHINGTON Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday held out the possibility of sending Saudi special forces into Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. "There is a discussion with regard to a ground force contingent, or a special forces contingent, to operate in Syria by this international U.S.-led coalition against ISIS and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has expressed its readiness to provide special forces to such operations should they occur," he said #United States #Technology #Afghanistan #markets #Latin America #crisis
Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria | Reuters

ANKARA Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference in Ankara with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Davutoglu said the matter would be jointly raised by the two countries at a meeting of NATO defence ministers on Thursday. "Turkey and Germany will together recommend to NATO .. #India #Business #Technology #Middle East #Afghanistan #Europe #opinion
Taliban suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills three soldiers

Feb 08, 2016

Taliban suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills three soldiers

An official says at least three Afghan soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Suicide bombing #Balkh
Negotiations with Taliban: US, China, Pak set for quadrilateral meet to finalise roadmap for Afghan talks

Feb 06, 2016

Negotiations with Taliban: US, China, Pak set for quadrilateral meet to finalise roadmap for Afghan talks

Senior Afghan, Chinese, Pakistani and US officials are scheduled to meet in Islamabad on Saturday to "finalise" a roadmap to bring the Taliban to the negotiation table #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Aizaz Chaudhry #Richard Olson #Heart of Asia Conference #Deng Xijun #Hekmat Khalil Karzai
Bengal's poppy-growing epidemic spreads to Jharkhand as states play pass-the-buck game

Feb 05, 2016

Bengal's poppy-growing epidemic spreads to Jharkhand as states play pass-the-buck game

West Bengal's poppy-cultivation epidemic seems to have spread to the neighbouring state of Jharkhand. #India #Afghanistan #West Bengal #CriticalPoint #Jharkhand #Malda #poppy fields
Watch out, India: Afghanistan CEO Abdullah is getting cosy with Pakistan for peace with Taliban

Feb 05, 2016

Watch out, India: Afghanistan CEO Abdullah is getting cosy with Pakistan for peace with Taliban

Pakistan is key to the talks and the international community is well aware that without Pakistan’s involvement, Taliban would not be in the negotiating table. #Terrorism #US #Pakistan #Afghanistan #InMyOpinion #Hamid Karzai #Nato #CriticalPoint #Mullah Omar #Abdullah Abdullah #Ashraf Ghani #General Raheel Sharif #Daesh
US airstrikes destroy Islamic State-operated radio station 'Voice of the Caliphate'

Feb 03, 2016

US airstrikes destroy Islamic State-operated radio station 'Voice of the Caliphate'

US airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Nato #IS #US airstrikes #Voice of the Caliphate #Attaullah Khogyani #Nangarhar province
US and NATO committed to train Afghan forces to fight extremists: White House

Feb 03, 2016

US and NATO committed to train Afghan forces to fight extremists: White House

The recent terror attacks in Afghanistan shows the significant security challenges in the war-torn country, the White House has said stressing that US and NATO troops are committed to train Afghan forces to fight the extremists. #White House #US #Afghanistan #Nato #US troops #Kunduz