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Taliban made contact with Afghan government: US general

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 09:57

The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said senior Taliban leaders have "reached out" to the Kabul government, but it remained unclear if the insurgents were ready for genuine peace talks.

Petraeus issues new rules to avoid civilian casualties in Afghan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 23:05

General David Petraeus has issued new rules to troops in Afghanistan, telling them to "redouble" efforts to avoid civilian deaths -- seen as a crucial issue in winning the increasingly unpopular war.

US General Petraeus arrives in Kabul to take over Afghan war

Last Updated: Friday, July 02, 2010, 23:21

US General David Petraeus arrived in Kabul today to take over as commander of the Afghan war, a NATO official said to a news agency.

US Senate Committee confirms General Petraeus

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 18:09

A key Senate committee has confirmed General David Petraeus as the new US and NATO Commander in Afghanistan after a hearing marked by bickering over the July, 2011 troop withdrawal deadline.