The United States and its 28 NATO allies are preparing to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014.
Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni said at least 25 Taliban fighters were killed and dozens more wounded during overnight clashes with Afghan security forces, backed by local anti-Taliban militiamen.
Washington says Iran is increasing its support for global terrorism to a level not seen for two decades.
A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan says the Taliban did not have any connection to a suicide attack on May 29 on a Red Cross office in Jalalabad.
The U.S. Army staff sergeant charged with murdering 16 Afghan villagers during predawn raids last year has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty. (AP)
A U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has agreed to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.
Afghan officials say an assault by two suicide bombers on a Red Cross facility in eastern Afghanistan killed a security guard and ended after both assailants blew themselves up.
British Defense Minister Philip Hammond has confirmed that up to 90 Afghans are being held by British forces in a detention facility in southern Afghanistan.
Six attackers and one police officer have been reported killed in an assault claimed by Taliban insurgents on the governor’s office in Afghanistan’s eastern Panjshir Province.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says coalition forces and Afghan troops have killed five insurgents during military operations in Afghan provinces.
Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry says the government is investigating reports by a human rights group suggesting Iran has been deporting Afghan refugee children.
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