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US weighs 10,000 troops in Afghanistan, or none

Military leaders have proposed keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after NATO`s combat mission ends in December -- or else pull out all American forces, a US official said today.

Pakistani Taliban offer peace talks

Pakistani Taliban Sunday gave their nod for peace talks with the government shortly after their suicide bomber killed 22 soldiers and injured 30 others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Philippine troops kill 6 communist rebels

The Philippine military says at least six communist guerrillas and one government militiaman have been killed in the latest clash.

Pakistan Army to deploy 50,000 troops to secure May 11 polls

Apprehending massive terrorist strikes during the May 11 general elections, Pakistan Army has decided to deploy about 50,000 troops across the country to ensure peaceful elections.

NATO reports 4 troop deaths in Afghanistan

NATO says that two service members have been killed in separate attacks, while two others died of non-battle injuries.

Yemen: Shelling kills 13, UN envoy calls for peace

Violence escalated in the Arab world`s poorest country following nearly nine months of a popular uprising seeking to oust autocratic President Saleh.

France to withdraw 200 troops from Afghanistan

France will withdraw over 200
troops from its 4000-strong force fighting as part of the
NATO coalition in Afghanistan.

NATO troop killer was Afghan soldier: ISAF

A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked soldiers was a member of the Afghan

Saudi forces roll into Bahrain to restore order

Bahrain`s opposition termed the troop intervention as "foreign invasion".

Pak troops open fire at Indian posts along LoC

Pakistani troops violated the
ceasefire along the Line of Control by opening fire on Indian
posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night.

Rumsfeld admits `possible` Iraq troop mistakes

Former US Defence Secy Rumsfeld has conceded his Iraq troop decisions may have been wrong.

Troop reduction will happen in J&K: Interlocutors

Brushing aside reported differences
between the Union Home Ministry and the Army, Central interlocutors
on Wednesday said they were sure that the strength of security forces
in the Valley would be reduced.

Cong steers clear of govt announcement on troop cut in J&K

Congress on Saturday steered clear of
the government`s announcment on troop reduction in Jammu and
Kashmir saying it would be better if political parties did
not give their views on the matter.

Pak troops violate ceasefire, Indian soldier hurt

An Indian Army soldier has been injured in another ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops who opened fire in Shahpur area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch sector, defence sources said Thursday.

Visiting UK PM eyes 2011 Afghan pullback

David Cameron said improving conditions could allow British troops to start withdrawing next yr.

China denies troop presence in PoK; says won`t interfere in JK

China said it had no
intention to interfere in the Kashmir issue as it dismissed
reports of presence of up to 11,000 PLA troops in Gilgit in
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

US troop withdrawal in Iraq proceeding as planned: Obama

The planned drawdown of American
troops from Iraq is proceeding as promised as the war there
"is nearing an end," President Barack Obama has said, even as
he vowed to foil al-Qaeda`s attempt to regroup in Afghanistan.

`Pace of withdrawal to be decided on conditions post Jul-11`

With the July 2011 timeline
for an Afghan troop withdrawal triggering much debate, the
White House has made it clear that the given period will only
mark the beginning of transition in Afghanistan.

July 2011 deadline for Afghan troop withdrawal harmful: McCain

The July 2011 deadline for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is "unrealistic" and "harmful," Republican Senator John McCain said on Tuesday.

NATO troop deaths in Afghanistan approach grim record

Six NATO soldiers were killed in
attacks in Afghanistan on Wednesday, alliance forces said, bringing
to 75 the number of foreign troops who have died in the
troubled nation this month.