Militants have stepped up their attacks against Afghan police, killing nine and abducting 11 across the nation in the past two days, authorities said Tuesday — charging that poison was involved in one incident.
A small, little-noticed counterinsurgency force that was created in the ninth year of the Afghanistan War is proving to be the key for U.S. troops to leave the country in victory.
President Obama apologized Thursday for the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. military base this week, as violent protests raging nationwide led a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform to kill two U.S. troops.
Less than 25 percent of Afghans say their national police are strong enough to handle security without international forces' help, but three-quarters think they will be ready by the 2014 NATO handover, according to a U.N. survey released Tuesday.
France suspended its training operations in Afghanistan and threatened to withdraw its entire force from the country early after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops Friday and wounded 15 others.
Afghan police arrested two British private security contractors and two Afghan colleagues and ordered their company closed down after finding a cache of weapons in their vehicle, an official said Thursday.
A roadside bomb blast killed five Polish soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, NATO and a Polish official said, in the deadliest single attack for the Polish military there.
Japan is poised to declare its crippled nuclear plant virtually stable, nine months after a devastating tsunami.
Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long war.