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Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats Afghans defied Taliban threats by voting Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents.
14 июня 2014
©Reuters/Mohammad Ismail US transfers 12 detainees out of Afghan prison A US official said Thursday the United States has repatriated a dozen inmates from a secretive military prison in Afghanistan where foreign terror suspects have been held for years without trial.
13 июня 2014
Five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: officials Five NATO soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, coalition officials said Tuesday, without giving the cause of the deaths or releasing the nationalities of the victims.
10 июня 2014
Ukraine, Russia in crisis talks on gas, insurgency Ukraine's week of tough negotiations with Russia, aimed at ending a separatist insurgency and averting a gas cut-off, got off to a rocky start as a round of gas talks broke up early Tuesday without a deal.
10 июня 2014
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit US President Barack Obama promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after paying a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.
26 мая 2014
Russia military says troops to quit Ukraine border in 20 days Russian troops near the Ukraine border will return to base in at least the next 20 days following an order from President Vladimir Putin, the military's chief of general staff said.
24 мая 2014
Fawaz Aitan. Photo courtesy of jordantimes.com Jordan ambassador kidnapped in Libya last month now free: TV The Jordanian ambassador to Libya, Fawaz Aitan, who was kidnapped in Tripoli last month, has been freed, state television in the North African country said on Tuesday.
13 мая 2014
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport The Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" on Monday by firing rockets at Kabul airport, but the attack missed its target and caused no casualties, Afghan officials said.
12 мая 2014
Photo courtesy of afghanistanembassy.org.uk Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media Afghanistan started using its first ever satellite on Saturday in a bid to boost its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.
11 мая 2014
Lithuania's 'Iron Lady' poised for victory amid Russia fears Lithuanians began voting Sunday to elect their president, with incumbent "Iron Lady" Dalia Grybauskaite a shoo-in as fears in the EU Baltic state soar over a resurgent Russia.
11 мая 2014
Putin takes victory lap to annexed Crimea President Vladimir Putin took a victory lap Friday in his first visit to Crimea since its annexation by Russia, as fighting in eastern Ukraine left more than 20 dead just days ahead of a separatist vote.
10 мая 2014
Death toll rises in Ukraine, fresh warnings of civil war The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine rose to at least 34, officials said Tuesday, amid fresh warnings of civil war and the shutdown of a major airport in the region.
07 мая 2014
G7 to impose new sanctions on Russia as Kiev warns of 'world war' The Group of Seven rich countries agreed Saturday to impose new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, after Kiev accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war".
26 апреля 2014
Obama says Russia not abiding by deal on Ukraine US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of failing to respect an agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, the latest salvo in the Cold War-like duel between Washington and Moscow over the future of the ex-Soviet nation.
25 апреля 2014
Mirage-2000 fighter jets. ©Reuters/Pichi Chuang France to send fighter jets for NATO Baltics patrols Four French fighter jets will join NATO air patrols over the Baltics starting on Sunday, France's chief of defense staff said Wednesday during a visit to Washington.
24 апреля 2014
US sending 600 troops to Poland, Baltics for drills The United States is deploying about 600 troops to Poland and the Baltics to underscore its commitment to NATO allies amid tensions with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, the Pentagon said.
23 апреля 2014
Biden meets Ukraine leaders as Russia, US swap blame on crumbling deal US Vice President Joe Biden met Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders Tuesday to offer firm American backing as Washington and Moscow traded blame over an unravelling peace deal to defuse the country's deep crisis.
22 апреля 2014
Photo courtesy of natochess.com Shades of the Cold War at NATO HQ The Ukraine crisis is turning the clock back 30 years for NATO and Russia with the return to propaganda methods and suspicions last seen during the Cold War.
14 апреля 2014
©Reuters Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent Ukraine was threatened with disintegration Monday as pro-Kremlin militants seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declared independence and vowed to vote on joining Russia.
08 апреля 2014
Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police A female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Friday, on the eve of the country's presidential election, police said.
04 апреля 2014

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