The top US commander in Afghanistan apologised to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
More than 20 were also injured after a bomb attack in the Afghan capital
Talks to decide the future of US involvement in Afghanistan continued last night, amid tensions over a "military operation" in which American forces "forcibly removed" a senior Taliban commander from an Afghan government convoy.
Blue biscuit-based star joined programme from Westminster to promote new show
Rights groups claim payouts are pitifully low and do not give families sufficient help
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the most senior Afghan detainee to be released
Country's interior minister releases statement announcing 'deeply saddening' incident which also wounded 13 others
Southern Afghanistan’s top policewoman has died after being shot in an ambush, months after her predecessor was murdered.
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
Winston Churchill's great-grandson has delivered a petition with more than 55,000 signatures to Downing Street, demanding action from David Cameron to protect Afghan interpreters who served on the front line in Helmand with British troops.
The aircraft, believed to be a US helicopter, also injured two other special forces servicemen and destroyed part of a police checkpoint
A soldier who posthumously received one of only two Victoria Crosses awarded for exceptional bravery in Afghanistan was killed by his own grenade, an inquest heard.
Karipbek Kuyukov couldn't enter the country because he couldn't provide fingerprints
President Nazarbayev said he had been watching Cameron and praised him for 'the way he protects the interests of the British people all over the world'
Pressure groups have called on the PM to raise human rights issues with the regime
Jennifer Lopez performed one of the most unusual – and controversial – concerts of her career this weekend, when she crooned “Happy Birthday Mr President” at a lavish ceremony to mark the 56th birthday of Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, the leader of Turkmenistan and one of the world’s most repressive dictators.