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Germany urges Karzai to sign post-2014 forces pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 18:06

Germany`s defence minister on a visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday urged President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign a deal to pave the way for a continued NATO presence after 2014.

German Defence Minister under fire over scrapped drone project

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 16:51

Germany`s Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere has come under fire over scrapping of a prestigious drone project after investing around USD 835 million dollars to build a prototype of the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

Germany to keep 800 troops for Afghan mission

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 13:31

Germany will keep around 800 troops in Afghanistan for a "non-combat mission" when it winds up its 13-year long military operation in the war-torn country at the end of next year.

Germany to cut troops in Afghanistan in 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:04

Germany`s Foreign Minister says his country is planning to reduce its troop contingent in Afghanistan by about a quarter over the next year.

German minister defends Guantanamo move

Last Updated: Thursday, April 08, 2010, 15:08

Germany`s interior minister is defending his decision to consider taking in prisoners from Guantanamo Bay amid criticism from within his own conservative party.