Afghan battle `ongoing` as US soldier killed: Pentagon

Afghan battle `ongoing` as US soldier killed: Pentagon

A US soldier was killed and two wounded in an ongoing battle in Afghanistan`s Helmand province, where Afghan troops are pushing back Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said.

Taliban overrun Afghan forces in northeast, killing 18

Dozens of Taliban fighters aided by foreign militants seized Afghan government checkpoints in a previously stable northeastern province, officials said on Monday as the annual spring fighting season began in the 13-year-old war.

NATO to hold ceremony Sunday marking end of its Afghan war

NATO will hold a ceremony in Kabul later Sunday formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence.

Afghan war inflicting devastating toll on civilians: UN

Afghanistan`s war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on the civilian population, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday.

Taliban rule north of Kabul despite military efforts

A scandal over civilian deaths in a recent US air strike is a stark reminder of how the Afghan war is raging just a short drive from Kabul, with a NATO-Afghan offensive failing to recapture districts under Taliban control.

Afghan war most unpopular in US history

The war in Afghanistan is the least popular war in American history, according to a new poll.

On Veteran`s Day Obama looks to end of Afghan war

President Barack Obama today looked forward to the end of America`s longest war, that in Afghanistan, as he marked the sacrifice of fallen US warriors on Veterans Day.

Pakistan militants prepare for war in Afghanistan

Militants in Pakistan`s most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighbouring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months.

`Conditions are set` to win Afghan war: US General

The No. 2 American commander in Afghanistan says he believes the stage has been set for winning the war.

Civilian casualties up 23 per cent in Afghan war: UN

Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23 per cent in the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the UN said Wednesday.

Pak PM sends top adviser to Kabul end Afghan impasse

Nawaz Sharif has sent his top adviser to Kabul to end the impasse with Afghanistan.

Pakistan could end Afghan war `in weeks`: Kabul Army chief

Pakistan could end the Afghan war "in weeks" if it were serious about peace, and is complicit in US drone strikes despite its denunciations of the anti-militant campaign, Afghanistan`s army chief says.

Pentagon planning to claim lowest-ever annual Afghan war costs since 2005

The Pentagon is planning to request the lowest-ever annual supplemental budget from the government, about 79.5 billion dollars, which is the lowest cost for anti-terror war ongoing since 2005.

US close to meeting objective of Afghan war: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that by the end of next year, America’s war in Afghanistan would be over.

Cameron to announce ‘major troop reduction’ in Afghanistan

British PM David Cameron is will signal the end of his country’s involvement in the Afghan War by announcing a major reduction in the number of combat troops.

200 teens have been detained in Afghan war: US

Most of the juvenile Afghan detainees were about 16 years old, but their age was not usually determined until after capture, the US report said.

Khar seeks realistic achievable plan from US on Afghanistan

The visiting Pak Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has sought a reliable and achievable plan from the US on Afghanistan and pushed for a free trade agreement between the two countries.

NATO, Russia mull closer cooperation in Afghan war

NATO and Russia examined ways of assisting Afghan government forces in their battle with the Taliban insurgency.

Anti-Americanism in Pakistan snarls US war efforts

Bilateral relations have been hit by many crises namely the killing of two Pak men by
a CIA contractor and Osama raid.

Special ops to expand in Afghan war: US Admiral

A US admiral says special
operations forces in Afghanistan are preparing for a possible
expanded role.