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French ceremony as new NATO Afghan mission takes over

The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul today to mark the end of their deployment after NATO combat operations closed down and as a new "train and support" mission takes over.

Canada commemorates Afghan mission

Thousands gathered in Ottawa on Friday to commemorate Canada`s longest ever military engagement, in Afghanistan.

Germany to keep 800 troops for Afghan mission

Germany will keep around 800 troops in Afghanistan for a "non-combat mission" when it winds up its 13-year long military operation in the war-torn country at the end of next year.

NATO plans new Afghan mission after 2014

Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014.

Australian PM flags early end to Afghan mission

Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan, the largest force provided by any country outside NATO.

US General refuse to budge on Afghan mission

The US military mission in Afghanistan remains unchanged by the death of Osama bin Laden.

Julia Gillard reaffirms Afghan mission

PM Julia Gillard has reaffirmed Australia`s commitment to stay and follow the mission in Afghanistan, as news of another soldier losing his life in the war came in.

German lawmakers extend Afghan mission

Lawmakers approved a 12-month extension of Germany`s unpopular Afghanistan mission,
but with the proviso for the first time that troops start
coming home from the end of 2011 -- if security allows.

US should consider narrowing down Afghan mission: Report

The report supports US` investment in a long-term partnership with Pakistan.

General Petraeus vows to spare civilians in Afghan war

US General Petraeus, the new Afghan war commander, pledged to spare civilian lives in Afghanistan.

Oz firm on Afghan mission despite deaths: PM

Oz PM says sending troops to Afghanistan remained an important mission for civilised nations.

UN shuts mission in Afghanistan`s Kandahar

The UN said on Tuesday it had temporarily withdrawn foreign staff and shut its mission in Kandahar, the Afghan city where security has deteriorated ahead of a major military offensive.

Afghan mission: US suggests switch in role to Canada

Canada reiterates it would end its military mission in Afghanistan by 2011, however they are considering US Secy of State Hillary`s advice of switching to a training role.

UN re-evaluates Afghan mission after bloody attack

Traumatized UN staff in Afghanistan were under orders to stay home Thursday, one day after the brazen terror attack that is forcing the world body to re-evaluate its mission in the war-ravaged nation.

US hopes Japan would continue to support its Afghan mission

After Japan decided to end its naval refuelling mission in Afghanistan in January, the US hopes that the new Japanese government headed by Yukio Hatoyama would continue to support its mission in the country.