Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after some US soldiers there were found to have tortured or even killed innocent people, the president's spokesman says.
A suicide bomber killed one American service member and wounded three other US troops outside a base in southern Afghanistan shortly after a visit there by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, officials say.
Four US troops fighting with the NATO-led alliance have been killed in another suspected "insider" attack in southern Afghanistan, bringing the total number of deaths this weekend caused by Afghans turning on their allies to six.
Two US Marines are facing criminal charges for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, actions caught on a video that was widely circulated on the Internet, the Marine Corps say.
Britain plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan next year, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says, as pressure mounts to end British involvement in the costly and unpopular war.
Two US Marines have been killed and other Americans wounded during a Taliban attack on a base in southern Afghanistan where Britain's Prince Harry is stationed, US officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Islamist suicide bombers have targeted markets crowded with Ramadan shoppers and a major provincial hospital in Afghanistan, killing at least 38 people and wounding close to 100.
The news yesterday that another three New Zealand soldiers had been killed in Afghanistan was shocking and sickening. Still reeling from the deaths in a gunfight a fortnight ago of Lance-corporals Pralli Durrer and Rory Malone, the army and the nation have taken another heavy blow. The latest deaths - of Lance-corporal Jacinda Baker (26), a medic, Private Richard Harris (21) and Corporal Luke Tamatea (31) - happened when their Humvee was hit by a roadside improvised explosive device. Lcpl Baker was the first New Zealand woman to die in war since the Vietnam conflict. Their deaths took the number of New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 10.
The deaths of two New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan was an "enormous price to pay", the Prime Minister John Key said today.
A gunman wearing an Afghan uniform turned his weapon against foreign trainers working for NATO in the western province of Herat, killing three, in a grim 24 hours for the coalition in which five NATO soldiers were also killed.
Two New Zealand aid workers have been caught up in a failed bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Afghan Taliban gunmen who attacked a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the Afghan capital are holding several hostages, thought to include women and children, and some people have been killed, Kabul police say.
A suicide bomber in a burqa has blown himself up near a French patrol in Afghanistan, killing four soldiers and wounding five as the Taliban step up a spring offensive.
Defence officials have been accused of mishandling soldier's bodies, losing remains of insurgents and illegally detaining children in Afghanistan.
The Government announced today New Zealand troops would come home early from Afghanistan but Prime Minister John Key said today he could not rule out sending the SAS back to the country.
Gunmen have shot dead a top Afghan peace negotiator in the capital Kabul, police say, dealing another blow to the country's attempts to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban.
A Fijian soldier who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend was on his third tour of duty.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned photographs of US soldiers posing with the mangled bodies of Afghan insurgent bombers as "inhuman", calling for a rapid transition from NATO to Afghan security to prevent more such incidents.
American troops are seen posing with the maimed bodies of suspected Afghan insurgents in photos published by a US newspaper in an incident that threatened to further fray US relations with Afghanistan's government and prompted the Pentagon chief to issue an apology.
Intelligence reports suggested before a coordinated assault on the Afghan capital began that the Haqqani network of militants had been planning such high-profile attacks, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.