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Bulgaria in Informal Talks for Joining US Missile Defense

The United States and Bulgaria are currently in the stage of unofficial talks over the possibility of the latter joining the US missile defense in Europe.

Politics » Defense | February 12, 2010, Friday // 16:32 | Viewed: 2794

Bulgaria Parliament Rejects Defense Act after President Veto

The Bulgarian Parliament has rejected amendments to the Law on Defense and Armed Forces, thus supporting President Georgi Parvanov who had used his veto powers to return the Defense Act to Parliament.

Politics » Defense | February 12, 2010, Friday // 11:19 | Viewed: 2350

Bulgaria Gives up Plan for Consolidating Afghanistan Troops

For the time being the Bulgarian government is backing off its previously announced plan to consolidate at one spot all of its troops on mission in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | February 9, 2010, Tuesday // 09:28 | Viewed: 1618

Comatose Bulgarian Ranger Injured by Taliban Upgraded to Stable

All 3 Bulgarian rangers, injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar, are in stable condition.

Politics » Defense | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1595

Bulgarian Rangers Injured in Taliban Attack Moved to Sofia Hospital

The 3 Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar have been transferred from the US military hospital in Landschtul, Germany to Sofia.

Politics » Defense | February 6, 2010, Saturday // 10:24 | Viewed: 3063

Bulgaria PM Criticizes Ex-Government over Military Council

Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov has slammed the former tri-partite government over problems with the Interagency Council for mobilization of the country and the military-industrial complex.

Politics » Defense | February 5, 2010, Friday // 14:26 | Viewed: 1359

Bulgaria Defense Minister Sends Planes to Collect Injured Soldiers

The Bulgarian Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, has ordered two planes to be sent to Germany to collect the 4 Bulgarian soldiers, who were injured by a Taliban a rocket attack in Kandahar.

Politics » Defense | February 4, 2010, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1400

Bulgaria Receives 25 SandCat Armored Vehicles from Israel

The Bulgaria Defense Ministry has received the delivery of 25 SandCat vehicles from the Israeli-based company Plasan.

Politics » Defense | February 3, 2010, Wednesday // 10:52 | Viewed: 12187

4 Bulgarian Military Helicopters to Be Used for Medical Aid

Bulgaria's Minister of Health, Bozhidar Nanev, said Friday in Parliament that several military helicopters would soon be ready to be used for providing emergency medical help around the country.

Politics » Defense | January 29, 2010, Friday // 14:47 | Viewed: 2592

Bulgaria Confirms Sending of 70 More Troops to Afghanistan

Bulgaria's newly appointed Foreign Minister and former Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov has confirmed the country would send 70 more troops to Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | January 29, 2010, Friday // 14:22 | Viewed: 2108

Bulgaria Soldier Stops Illegal Entry to NATO Afghan Air Base

Bulgarian soldier, Krasimir Petrov Katsarski, prevented the unauthorized entrance of an Afghan truck into the NATO Air Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense reported Thursday.

Politics » Defense | January 28, 2010, Thursday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2343

Bulgarian Rangers Injured in Taliban Attack Moved to Germany

The Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar have arrived at the US military hospital in Landschtul, Germany.

Politics » Defense | January 28, 2010, Thursday // 15:50 | Viewed: 2040

Rockets Fired at Bulgaria NATO Forces Kandahar Base

Two rockets were fired at the Kandahar airport, where Bulgarian rangers are deployed as part of the NATO mission.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2010, Wednesday // 19:12 | Viewed: 2780

Bulgaria Ranger in Afghanistan Still in Critical Condition

The condition of 3 out of the 4 Bulgarian rangers injured during a Taliban rocket attack in Kandahar remains unchanged.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2010, Wednesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 2175

Ex Bulgaria Defense Head: Taliban Targets NATO Ministers

Former Bulgaria Defense Minister, Nikolay Tsonev, has said that all Ministers from NATO countries who visit Afghanistan will always be a tempting target for the Taliban.

Politics » Defense | January 27, 2010, Wednesday // 10:30 | Viewed: 1374

US Afghanistan Base with Bulgarian Rangers Attacked by Car Bomb

The US Phoenix Military Base in Kabul had been attacked by a car bomb around 4:45 pm local time.

Politics » Defense | January 26, 2010, Tuesday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2805

Injured Bulgaria Rangers Treated in US Hospital in Afghanistan

The Bulgarian rangers in Kandahar, who sustained the most serious injuries, remain in Afghanistan, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry officially confirms Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | January 26, 2010, Tuesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 1646

Consolidation of Bulgaria Afghanistan Forces Not Expected in 2010

The Bulgarian contingents in Afghanistan are not going to be consolidated in 2010, incoming Defense Minister, Anyu Angelov, informed.

Politics » Defense | January 26, 2010, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1566

Taliban Claim Bulgaria Defense Minister Was Target of Attack

Bulgarian Defense Minister has called Taliban claims that the rocket attack on the NATO Air Base in Kandahar, Afghanistan was targeted personally at him "absurd".

Politics » Defense | January 26, 2010, Tuesday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1954

Bulgaria Rangers Injured in Taliban Attack to Be Moved to Germany

The Bulgarian rangers, who were injured during a Taliban rocket attack in the Kandahar, will be moved to an US hospital in Germany.

Politics » Defense | January 25, 2010, Monday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1525

Bulgarian Ranger Injured by Taliban in Critical Condition

The Bulgarian ranger who suffered the worst injures during Taliban rocket attack on the Kandahar NATO Air Base Sunday night is in a critical condition.

Politics » Defense | January 25, 2010, Monday // 08:29 | Viewed: 1848
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