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Wednesday 20 February 2013
US General John Allen, who oversaw the Nato war effort in Afghanistan until earlier this month, has decided to retire instead of pursuing his nomination as head of the military alliance.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
A Nato airstrike has killed as many as nine Afghan civilians in an eastern province near the Pakistani border.
Sunday 27 January 2013
A police truck packed with officers and detainees struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan's largest city, killing 10 of those aboard, officials said today.
Monday 24 December 2012
An Afghan policewoman shot and killed an American adviser outside the police headquarters in Kabul today, the latest in a rising tide of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies, senior Afghan officials said.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Wednesday 19 December 2012
The Taliban has billed a rash of insider attacks targeting international troops in Afghanistan as an effective battlefield strategy, but detailed data disclosed recently by the US military suggest that the largest percentage of such incidents probably stemmed from personal motives rather than enemy infiltration.
Monday 10 December 2012
The creator of hit TV drama Homeland has condemned the Ministry of Defence for running a "crude animal laboratory" in which live pigs are shot with high-powered rifles so army medics can practise surgery on them.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The United States and like-minded governments are rushing to fund and legitimize a newly-formed Syrian opposition group amid fear that plans for a political transition are being outpaced by rebel military gains, US and European officials said.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Diplomats said they knew of no circumstances - private or professional - that would have prompted him to take his own life
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, tapped by President Barack Obama to become his fifth commander of the war in Afghanistan, will take charge in Kabul early next year, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Nato is due today to authorise the deployment of Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border amid apprehension that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may launch attacks using its stock of chemical weapons.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Senior American officer in Afghanistan makes astonishing claim about deputy Isaf commander over his advice to soldiers
New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as General John Allen investigated for 'inappropriate communications' to Jill Kelley
Tuesday 13 November 2012
The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the centre of the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior US defence official said today.
Sunday 11 November 2012
An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform has killed a member of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the south of Afghanistan, the force said.
Saturday 20 October 2012
Alex Salmond celebrates after members vote to drop opposition to military alliance
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her