News Afghan children play cricket on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, near to Alinghar, Laghman where the cricket players were shot by a gunman.

Authorities say the gunman rode on a motorbike and shot the group of men

Nato supply route is reopened through Pakistan

Pakistan has temporarily allowed Nato to ship perishable food to its troops in Afghanistan, a sign of thawing tensions following US air strikes last year that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Pakistan: Army talks with Nato over border

The Pakistani army held a meeting with Nato and Afghan forces yesterday to improve co-ordination along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

HAMID KARZAI: Civilian deaths are big cause of friction between Afghan president and Nato

Afghan civilians carry cost of war as death toll rises

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.

David Cameron accepts White House invitation

David Cameron and Barack Obama will hold face-to-face talks on Afghanistan and the global economic crisis when the Prime Minister makes an official visit to the White House next month.

Nato ministers consider withdrawal from Afghanistan

Nato's top official has joined the US and France in calling for Afghan forces to take the lead in all combat operations by mid-2013, while continuing to help in fighting the Taliban.

Taliban deny talks with Afghan government

The Taliban have denied reports that they were about to hold talks with Afghan government officials.

Soldier dies at base in Afghanistan

A British soldier died at a base in southern Afghanistan today.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters survey the damage after a Nato airstrike on a convoy of Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte last October

Nato accused of war crimes in Libya

New report criticises Western forces for bombing civilian targets in Sirte during conflict

Gunman kills US soldier on Afghan army base

A man in an Afghan uniform opened fire on a group of Americans at a base in the south of the country, killing a US soldier and wounding another.

Security fears as hackers target military chiefs

Hackers have posted the email addresses and encrypted passwords of thousands of British defence, intelligence, police officials and politicians on the internet.

Afghan soldier kills French troops

Two members of the French Foreign Legion have been shot dead by a soldier in the Afghan National Army.

Afghan 'soldier' opens fire on Nato troops

A man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on coalition troops in western Afghanistan, Nato officials said today.

Security forces kill 30 Afghan insurgents

Security forces in Afghanistan have killed 30 suspected insurgents in a series of clashes around the country.

Activists shout slogans against Nato strikes during a protest

Pakistan hit by claim that army agreed to Nato strike

Tensions rise as US plans new wave of cross-border raids on Afghan militants

Visiting Nato chief hails end of Libya mission

At one minute to midnight last night, Nato formally ended its mission in Libya, capping a seven-month intervention marred by accusations of "mission creep" and signs of deepening cracks within the alliance.

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