Russia, Japan, UN agree on cooperation in fighting Afghan drug threat
Russia, Japan and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime will cooperate in the fight against the Afghan drug threat, according to a trilateral declaration signed in the UN Vienna office on Monday.
Refusal to take part in conference on Afghanistan reflects Washington’s hypocrisy
The United States’ refusal to take part in the conference on Afghanistan scheduled to be held in Moscow on September 4 reflects the hypocrisy of Washington’s peace rhetoric with respect to …
Lavrov rejects possibility of using Taliban to fight Islamic State
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has rejected the possibility of representatives of the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) being used by Russia to fight the Islamic State (IS, terror group, …
Afghanistan expects Russia to help arrange talks with Taliban
Kabul expects that Moscow will succeed in convincing the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) to come to the negotiating table, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Russia Abdul Qayoum Kochai said at a …
Moscow may host talks on Afghanistan involving Taliban in early September
In early September, Moscow may host a new meeting on Afghanistan, which will involve the Taliban movement, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Second Asia Department Zamir Kabulov told TASS …
NATO Members Ready to Increase Troop Numbers in Afghanistan
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO was not planning to resume combat operations in Afghanistan.
Fifteen countries participating in NATO’s Resolute Support mission …
Afghans are afraid to go to the presidential elections
Most residents of Afghanistan consider the main problems of the country the lack of personal security and the growing corruption. Such are the survey data, published by the Asian …
Great Britain will cut troops in Afghanistan to 5,200 people
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said that by the end of 2013, the country’s military contingent in Afghanistan will be cut to 5,200 people.
Currently, the United Kingdom’s contingent …
Obama has not decided on the strength of troops in Afghanistan after 2014
White House spokesman Jay Carney said that President Barack Obama has not yet made a decision regarding the strength of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.
The statement was made …
Friendship with NATO comes expensive for Georgia
In Tbilisi, on June 10 at the door of the hotel where the closing ceremony of NATO Week in Georgia took place, a protest action was held whose participants demanded to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The protesters brought with them placards with pictures of bloodied Afghan children and inscriptions “this is NATO’s face”...