Discussions over an Afghan peace deal look set to begin
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the killings of 'ruthless prosecutors'
British troops are going to have their tours in Afghanistan lengthened by half while the exit strategy from the 12-year-old war is underway, the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced today.
The latest in a string of civilian deaths causing friction with the Afghan leadership
Latest fatal attack brings the number of UK military killed in the Afghan conflict to 414
Finance Minister says auditors were negligent in signing off Kabul Bank accounts
Seven die in Kabul attack as US President says he will not keep American troops 'in harm's way'
Raids on diplomats' homes in Kabul raise serious doubts about West's exit strategy
More than 3,000 civilians were killed in the war in Afghanistan in 2011, the fifth year in a row the number has risen, according to the United Nations in a report likely to revive tension between the Afghan government and its Western backers.
France is considering an early exit from Afghanistan after four unarmed French soldiers were yesterday killed by an Afghan army trainee.
Two British men and their Afghan driver and interpreter, all of whom work for a private security firm, have been arrested in Kabul for carrying illegal weapons, officials said yesterday.
Care agencies map out a future for Afghanistan to guide Bonn Conference foreign ministers tomorrow
Politician was vital to Hamid Karzai's fight against Taliban
Further troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan, David Cameron will announce today, having paid tribute to the latest British soldier to have died there.
Kabul issues arrest warrant as corruption scandal deepens
Straying beyond the normal boundaries of diplomatic nicety, the American Ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, delivered a sharp verbal slap to President Hamid Karzai yesterday for his criticism of Nato's operations in his country implying that the US was becoming weary of it.