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Kandahar is key to victory in Afghan war: McCain

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 06, 2010, 14:22

The ranking Republican on the US Senate Armed Services Committee said NATO and Afghan troops will prevail in the war if they can succeed in securing and bolstering governance in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar.

`We are in this to win` in Afghanistan: Petraeus

Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 12:21

US General Petraeus formally takes up new role of Afghan war commander.

June deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghan war

Last Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 19:09

The deaths of another four NATO troops in an accident in Afghanistan made June the deadliest single month for US-led foreign forces in nearly nine years of conflict, according to an tally on Thursday.

Relief greets Obama pick for new war commander

Last Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 16:52

US` Afghan, global allies embraced choice of Gen Petraeus to run Afghan war.

Pentagon complains of `negative` picture of Afghan war

Last Updated: Friday, June 18, 2010, 11:19

The Pentagon on Thursday said US-led forces are making headway against the Taliban, despite what it called an overly gloomy portrayal of the war shaped by media coverage.

US expects signs of progress in Afghan war `by end of year`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 20:54

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he expected to see signs of progress "by the end of the year" in the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, despite mounting casualties.

US toll passes 1,000 deaths in Afghanistan war: Report

Last Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010, 17:38

The American military death toll in Afghanistan surpassed 1,000.

Afghan war effort now on track: NATO official

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 14:09

NATO`s top official said on Friday the 28-nation alliance is on track with its new strategy for winding down the war in Afghanistan next year.

Merkel seeks public support for Afghan war

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 19:44

Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to drum up support for Germany`s military mission in Afghanistan on Thursday in an uphill battle against growing public resistance.

UK under-resourced to fight a war with Iran: Expert

Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 15:13

Britain does not have sufficient military resources to engage in an immediate war with Iran, as most of its resources are directed towards the Afghanistan campaign, a leading defence expert has warned.

Afghan war should stay out of Pakistan: Foreign Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 20:16

The Afghanistan war against Taliban militants should be fought in the country itself and not spill over into Pakistan, the Pakistani foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Mullen tells Afghan chiefs corruption must be beaten

Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 20:30

The top U.S. military officer told Afghan tribal leaders in this center of insurgent resistance Thursday that making immediate progress against widespread corruption is critical.