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    NATO defence ministerial meeting begins

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATO defence ministers on Tuesday began their two-day meeting, the first since the Ukraine crisis, in this capital city of Belgium and the gathering is supposed to help set the stage for the US-led alliance's summit meeting in Wales this September.



    Security and Crime

    NATO allies responsible to equip Afghan forces

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATO has the responsibility to train and advise Afghan security forces but equipping them is the job of member countries, an official said on Tuesday.



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    No final decision yet on number of troops beyond 2014

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some NATO and US officials say it seems that more than 12,000 foreign troops, including



    Governance

    Mohammadi to push NATO for pressure on Pakistan

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): Afghanistan will raise the issue of Pakistani attacks on eastern Kunar province at a two-day NATO defence ministerial meeting scheduled to begin here on Tuesday.



    Governance

    NATO welcomes US exit plan from Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok):  NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu on Monday said the alliance welcomed US president Barack Obama’s exit strategy from Afghanistan, adding talks over the status of forces agreement (SOFA) with Kabul were in their final stages.



    Governance

    US to continue aiding Afghans for another decade

    BRUSSELS (Pajhwok):  US permanent representative to NATO Ambassador Douglas Lute on Monday said his country would continue assisting Afghanistan in diverse fields for another decade post-2014.