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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said yesterday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine.
Pakistan, enraged by a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 soldiers, could withdraw its support for the U.S. war on militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister suggested in comments published...
HERAT, Afghanistan - Agance France-Presse
A roadside bomb killed 10 people in northwest Afghanistan, officials said today, the latest civilians to die during the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.
KABUL / ISLAMABAD - Agence France-Presse
President Hamid Karzai yesterday outlined his conditions for long-term U.S. military bases in Afghanistan at a key four-day gathering of elders, saying that Kabul wants national sovereignty “today.”
KIEV - Agence France-Presse
Ukraine’s jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was yesterday facing several new criminal probes in a case dating back to the 1990s amid growing concerns for her health.
ADDU, Maldives / SINGAPORE
India tries to repair its relations with Pakistan while at the same time signing a strategic partnership with Afghanistan. The Indian FM says the ‘trust deficit’ with Pakistan is shrinking and calls for anti-terror cooperation
PESHAWAR / WASHINGTON
Two Afghan guards were killed yesterday when suicide bombers and attackers besieged the office of a logistics company working with foreign forces, near the NATO-led force’s western HQ.
MOSCOW - The Associated Press
Russian scientists were racing against the clock yesterday to find a way to fire the engines of an unmanned probe destined to collect soil samples from a moon of Mars, after equipment failure shortly after launch left it stuck in Earth orbit.
MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia said yesterday it would try to bring home convicted former arms dealer Viktor Bout, subject of the book “Merchant of Death”, and accused the United States of subjecting him to “controversial” detention methods.
ISLAMABAD / WASHINGTON
Pakistan on Nov. 6 angrily rejected a report that it had been moving its nuclear weapons in unsafe conditions, saying nobody should underestimate its capability to defend itself.
Escalating violence has killed 16 NATO officials in the weekend as Afghan diplomats prepare to meet regional counterparts in Istanbul this week to shape the future of international involvement in Afghanistan.