Prime Minister John Key is not ruling out future Special Airforce Service (SAS) deployments to Afghanistan.
Six suicide bombers have attacked a governor's security meeting in one of Afghanistan's most secure provinces, killing 22 people and driving home the point that the Taliban is able to strike at will virtually anywhere in the country.
The soldier in uniform extended his prosthetic hand after losing his own in battle. And the commander in chief reached out to clasp it.
Canada has formally ended its combat role in Afghanistan, closing a mission that has cost 157 soldiers their lives since 2002 - casualties that shocked Canadians unaccustomed to seeing their troops die in battle.
Hundreds of militants have crossed from Afghanistan and attacked several border villages in Pakistan, triggering shootouts with local militias that killed at least five people, police said.
A commando killed in a firefight with insurgents has become Australia's 28th fatality in Afghanistan.
The Defence Force is not ruling out a report that Afghan police shot and wounded one of the two New Zealand SAS soldiers wounded in last week's Kabul hotel firefight with Taliban insurgents.
A roadside bomb has ripped through a van carrying a family in southern Afghanistan, killing all on board - the deadliest incident in a string of attacks that killed 18 civilians, according to officials.
An Afghan official says a passenger bus has hit a roadside bomb in the country's south and the blast killed 20 people.
Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama has announced he is pulling home 33,000 US troops from Afghanistan by early next year, withdrawing the "surge" of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort.
Facing a war-weary public, President Barack Obama is expected to call for a major withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan tomorrow, with roughly 10,000 coming home to the US in less than a year.
An official says an Australian soldier has been killed in an operation that destroyed a large cache of insurgent munitions in Afghanistan.
An Afghan soldier who shot dead his Australian mentor at a patrol base and then fled was probably an insurgent who had infiltrated the Afghan army ranks, an Afghan colonel said today.
An Afghan soldier shot dead his Australian mentor at a guard tower in Afghanistan, an official says.
An Australian soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, bringing Australia's death toll from the conflict to 24, defence officials say.
Insurgents firing heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles killed 35 workers and guards in an attack on a NATO-funded road construction site in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.
An Afghan military pilot has killed eight American soldiers and a US contractor at the Kabul airport after they argued at a meeting, officials said.
The massive security breach that allowed the Taliban to spirit more than 480 Afghan inmates out southern Afghanistan's largest prison must have involved inside collaborators, the Justice Ministry said, as security forces worked to recapture the escaped convicts.
The New Zealand soldier killed in a vehicle crash while on a routine patrol in Afghanistan has been named.
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