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People rallied to condemn the killing of civilians by Nato and the Taliban.After nine children were killed on Tuesday in a Nato air strike in Afghanistan, the country’s president Hamid Karzai has told the US commander of foreign troops in Afghanistan that his apology is “not enough”. (more…)

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Starting next year, Nato will begin pulling troops out of Afghanistan, and in 2014 responsibility for security will be handed over to Afghan forces, the alliance has said after a two-day summit in Lisbon. (more…)

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The biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001 has been launched, and Nato-led forces say they are making good progress. (photo, from aljazeera.net)

More than 15,000 US, UK and Afghan troops swept into the Helmand districts of Marjah and Nad Ali among clashes, in a bid to secure government control. (more…)

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Afghanistan’s new laws could make it difficult to persuade European countries to contribute more troops to the country, said Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Nato’s head. (photo, from cbc.ca, taken on Oct. 29, 2008) (more…)

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A ceasefire has been ordered in South Ossetia, said Georgia, who offered to hold peace talks with Moscow, who denied that exchanges of fire had stopped and continued to bomb targets near Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, including the airport, reports said. (more…)

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US plans to site a missile defence system in Europe have been backed by Nato countries during a summit in Romania, started on Thursday. (more…)

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