General David Petraeus's approval by the Senate Armed Service Committee was never really in doubt. At the June 29 hearing, the 57-year-old revered military leader told lawmakers that he plans no major change in strategy in the nine-year-old war.
Afghanistan's top prosecutor has accused the U.S. ambassador to Kabul of telling him to take action against an Afghan banker allegedly involved in fraud or resign.
An Afghan employee of the United Nations was killed today when a UN vehicle was shot at near the U.S. Embassy in central Kabul.
The U.S. general picked to lead the war in Afghanistan told a Senate confirmation hearing today that the security situation in Afghanistan is "tenuous."
A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Pakistan may extradite a captured top Taliban commander to Afghanistan.
The head of Russia's drug enforcement agency says the number of drug addicts in Russia has ballooned to 2.5 million in the past 10 years.
Afghanistan's parliament today approved President Hamid Karzai's nominations for interior minister and two other posts, but rejected his nominees for the transportation and civil aviation ministries.
Four Norwegian soldiers with the NATO-led international force died when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb on June 27.
The CIA chief warned that the war in Afghanistan will be tougher and longer than expected despite a string of successes against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
Intensified military operations against the Taliban are behind a surge in foreign troop deaths in Afghanistan, NATO said, as the alliance announced new fatalities.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, asked by reporters on the sidelines of a G8 summit in Canada if the troops would be home by the time of the next parliamentary election due by 2015, said, "I want that to happen, make no mistake about it."
An explosion in Kabul has rocked a district of the capital that is home to government offices and foreign embassies.