cold war

Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Joint Military Exercise

ISLAMABAD, Sept 23 – Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia. During the Cold War, Pakistan spent a decade helping the United States funnel arms and fighters into neighbouring Afghanistan

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To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on Ex-Cold War Border

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 24  – Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a

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Germany Presses Russia, Assad Regime to Reduce Attacks Around Aleppo

BERLIN, Feb 15 – Germany’s foreign minister pressed Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on Monday to reduce attacks around Aleppo and called on all parties in the Syria conflict to show restraint. Major powers agreed in Munich on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria, but the deal does not take effect

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