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Afghan security forces shrinking sharply: US watchdog

The strength of the Afghan security forces has declined sharply over the last year, a US government watchdog has said amid reports of desertions and high casualty rates.

500,000 Afghan children affected by drought: Unicef

Unicef announced on Tuesday that 500,000 Afghan children have been affected by a drought in the country.

Tashkent to host international conference on Afghanistan

Uzbekistan will organize an international high-level conference on Afghanistan March 26-27 in capital Tashkent. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will deliver keynote speeches at the opening ceremony.

After reverses in Syria, Afghanistan, a quest for propaganda equaliser

Conspiracy theorists, who prove mostly right in the topsy turvy post-9/11 world, are these days busy switching channels -- Syria, Afghanistan, Korean peninsula and, yes, one more theatre which will be in heavy focus in June-July. All these narratives have Russia in them, including, quite surprisingly, South Korea where the media will gloat over the humiliation heaped on Russian athletes.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...