BSA

Ready to sign BSA with Afghanistan: US

The US has said that though it is open to signing of the pact later in the year, the longer it takes the more challenging it will be to execute any mission post 2014 in Afghanistan.

Signing BSA a matter of weeks: White House

The Barack Obama Administration has ramped up the pressure on the outgoing Hamid Karzai government to sign the bilateral security agreement in "a matter of weeks" even as the campaign for the presidential elections kicked off in Afghanistan.

Karzai reiterates preconditions for inking security pact with US

Afghanistan`s President Hamid Karzai Saturday reiterated his preconditions for inking a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US, saying he will not sign unless the peace process begins and security is ensured in the country.

US urges Karzai to quickly sign bilateral security agreement

The US has asked Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying the delay in signing will affect its allies` ability to plan a potential follow-on mission.

Karzai condemns killing of boy, 4, by US troops: Spokesman

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in an incident set to add fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.

Hamid Karzai’s military wishlist leaves India worried: Reports

Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s efforts to push through the "wish list" request for military hardware in his talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his upcoming visit has left India worried.

`US for complete withdrawal for Afghanistan if BSA not inked`

The US would start planning for a complete withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan after 2014 if the Bilateral Security Agreement is not signed by the end of this month, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Karzai`s November surprise: Smart political move or bad gamble

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States just yet while attaching new conditions is a risky gamble. It rests on the belief that the Americans will not walk away.

US tells Karzai to sign security pact soon

The Obama Administration has asked the Karzai Government of Afghanistan to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with it as soon as possible before the end of this year and insisted the text of the agreement is final from its side.

`Over half of world PC users admit to pirating software`

Over half of the world`s personal computer users, 57 per cent to be precise, admit to pirating software, according to a new study.