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Russia Security Paper Designates Nato As Threat

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an updated national security paper describing Nato’s expansion as a threat to the country. The paper says Russia’s “independent domestic and foreign policy” has triggered a “counter-action” from the US and its allies. It accuses these countries of striving to dominate global affairs. The conflict in …

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Five Killed In Kabul Base Helicopter Crash – NATO

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A military helicopter has crashed at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities have said. A statement from the Resolute Support Mission did not give the nationalities of those killed and injured, all of them NATO personnel. ALjazeera reports: However, Britain’s …

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Eleven Dead As US Military Plane Crashes In Afghanistan

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Eleven people have been killed in a crash of a US military transport aircraft at an airport in eastern Afghanistan, a US military spokesman has said. Aljazeera has more: The crew of six US military service members were among the dead, along with another five passengers, civilians who were contracted …

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NATO Forces Bolster Afghan Troops In Battle For Kunduz

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The US has conducted several air strikes with the state goal of protecting coalition troops at the airport near the key northern city of Kunduz as Afghan forces continue to battle Taliban to retake it. NATO special forces have also reached Kunduz to also bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized …

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Gunmen Wearing Afghan Army Uniforms Kill NATO Troops

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Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have killed two NATO soldiers at a base in the country’s south, the coalition said, in the latest “insider attack” on foreign troops.  Wednesday’s attack in the volatile province of Helmand is the first such incident since April, highlighting long-simmering tensions between Afghan and foreign forces. …

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Large Explosion Hits Afghanistan Capital, Kabul

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A powerful blast targeted at a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, wounding 19 people, including women and children, officials said. The blast on Tuesday came on the main road to the airport, around 500m from the US embassy and near a base for foreign troops. Aljazeera was there: NATO …

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Taliban Ambush Kills Several Afghan Soldiers

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At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. Aljazeera has more: “The Taliban ambushed a convoy of soldiers in Karukh district of Herat, killing 11 Afghan army soldiers [on …

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8 Infants, 10 Others Killed In Iraqi Hospital Bombing

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Eight newborns were among 18 civilians killed when Iraqi warplanes hit a hospital in the northern town of Hawija, which is controlled by Islamic State militants. At least 16 people were also wounded in the bombardment on Friday, a hospital official told independent Iraqi website Alsumaria News. The hospital building …

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Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Agree Truce

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Ukraine and pro-Kremlin rebels have signed up to a truce that could stem nearly five months of bloodshed but is unlikely to quell the separatist drive in the east. Skeptical Western governments said they still planned to impose tough new sanctions on Moscow over what they claim is Russian aggression …

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Putin Tells Ukraine To Talk To Pro-Russia Rebels

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Vladimir Putin insists that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine. “It is necessary to make the Ukrainian authorities start substantial talks,” the Russian President told youths at a pro-Kremlin summer camp in central Russia on Friday. “It is necessary …

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Rebels Kill Nine Troops Ahead Of Ukraine Vote

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Separatist rebels have killed at least nine Ukrainian soldiers in the restive east, dealing a heavy blow to the beleaguered government just three days before a crunch presidential poll. The attacks were the deadliest for the military since it launched an offensive six weeks ago against a pro-Moscow insurgency that …

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NATO Responds To Ukraine, On The ‘Brink Of War’

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NATO is to deploy more air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe, as pro-Russian militants are accused of taking two Ukrainian soldiers “hostage”. The incident allegedly occurred in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk. The ministry said an officer and a soldier were seized by “extremists” and taken to …

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Ukraine Threatens ‘Adequate Response’ To The Abduction Of Its Head Of Navy

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Ukraine’s acting president warned Crimea’s Kremlin-backed leaders they had only three hours to release the captured head of the splintered ex-Soviet country’s navy or face “an adequate response”, as NATO called Russia’s actions in Ukraine the gravest threat to Europe since the Cold War. Pro-Russian forces had earlier seized two …

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Afghan Soldier Opens Fire On NATO Soldiers

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A gunfight broke out between Afghan and foreign soldiers on the outskirts of the capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least one Afghan serviceman and injuring a number of other soldiers, according to Afghan and NATO officials. So-called “insider attacks” are severely straining ties between the NATO-led alliance and the Kabul authorities and further undermine waning …

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Afghan Insider Kills Three US Troops

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An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform turned his weapon against US troops, killing three in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, in another apparent attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies. The shooting took place in Gardez, capital of eastern Paktia province, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, …

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Nine Civilians Killed In NATO Airstrike, Afghan Officials Say

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Afghan officials say an apparent NATO airstrike has killed 15 people – nine of them civilians, including women and children – in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong. NATO, however, says 10 insurgents were killed. Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili says the airstrike hit a …

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US Base In Afghanistan Attacked By Taliban

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Taliban fighters wearing special forces’ uniforms have attacked a car park for NATO vehicles at a US military base in an Afghan province bordering Pakistan. More than 30 vehicles stationed at the base before heading to Pakistan were torched or damaged as a result of early Monday’s attack, which was …

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Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack Unacceptable And Cannot Go Unanswered – NATO

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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said that a variety of sources pointed to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces being responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Speaking after a meeting of NATO ambassadors in Brussels, Rasmussen said any use of such weapons was “unacceptable and cannot go unanswered”, …

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14 Killed At Afghan Graveyard

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14 women and children were killed at a graveyard in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday as the country celebrated the Eid holiday marking the end of Ramadan, when a bomb exploded, officials said. Many Muslims visit the graves of deceased relatives during Eid as part of traditional celebrations after the holy …

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15 Killed, 37 Injured In Afghan Suicide Bombing

At least 15 people have been killed and 37 others injured after a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign military vehicles in Kabul, police said. The powerful explosion, which struck at 8am in the Shah Shaheed southeastern residential district, killed nine civilians, two children, six ISAF forces and contractors, …

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