India keen to deepen security-related cooperation with SCO

India has renewed its pitch for a "larger and wider" role in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, saying it was keen to deepen security-related cooperation with the six-nation grouping.

SCO won`t replace NATO in Afghanistan: Russian diplomat

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has no plans to replace NATO in Afghanistan following planned withdrawal of block`s troops from that country, Russia`s envoy to the SCO Kirill Barsky said.

China, Afghanistan vow to fight terror

China and Afghanistan also agreed to intensify cooperation to prevent diseases and natural disasters.

India pitches for more constructive role in six-nation SCO

India pitched for a "larger and more constructive role" in the six-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a full member.

SCO members opposed to forced "regime change" in Middle East

The declaration came hours before Annan is scheduled to present his latest assessment of the Syrian conflict at an open meeting of the UN General Assembly.

China to issue $10 bn in loans to SCO members

The SCO is a regional security grouping that comprises Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

SCO admits Afghanistan as observer, Turkey as dialogue partner

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has also decided to accept Turkey as a dialogue partner, Chinese President Hu Jintao said.

Build SCO into effective platform: China President

Chinese President Hu Jintao said the SCO member states have broad consensus on major international and regional affairs.

Vladimir Putin proposes anti-terror centre in SCO

Russian President Vladimir Putin said all Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries should note the need to fight the drug threat.

`SCO won’t evolve into NATO style military forum`

The SCO currently has six full members -- China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

SCO summit makes way for Beijing test-takers

The National College Entrance Examinations is regarded as a destiny-shaping event for high schoolers in China.

Pakistan wants full SCO membership

Pakistan, along with India, Iran and Mongolia, are currently observers at Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

SCO against interventionism: Chinese President

Founded in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Chinese military defends $106 bn defence budget

China said much of the defence budget would go for increased salaries of soldiers, training and exercises.

Krishna arrives in Kazakhstan for SCO summit

SM Krishna on Tuesday arrived in Astana to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Astana which is set for expansion and could pave way for India`s full membership.

India stresses on SCO`s significance in Asia

Highlighting the growing
importance of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in
boosting the security in Asia, India has re-affirmed its
commitment with the regional grouping of which it aspires to
be a member.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation considers adding Iraq, Pakistan

The conflict in Afghanistan and
expanding its membership to include Iran and Pakistan are key
issues facing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in the
coming year, its new head said.