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.
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 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`s Foreign Minister says his country is planning to reduce its troop contingent in Afghanistan by about a quarter over the next year.
Germany`s interior minister is defending his decision to consider taking in prisoners from Guantanamo Bay amid criticism from within his own conservative party.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon