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Trash forces sailing test venue switch

Trash forces sailing test venue switch

Floating trash in Rio de Janeiro`s picturesque but polluted Guanabara Bay has forced organizers to switch venues for an Olympic sailing test event.

NATO force mistakenly kills three Afghan nomads: Police

Afghanistan`s NATO-led foreign force mistakenly killed three civilians in an air strike, Afghan officials said on Saturday, less than a week before most foreign troops are due to pull out at the end of a 13-year mission.

Afghan, ISAF and Pak army chief discuss strategy against TTP

Afghan army chief and ISAF commander on Tuesday made an unscheduled visit to Pakistan and held talks with army chief General Raheel Sharif to discuss action against Taliban militants following the Peshawar school massacre.

NATO chief vows Afghan support as combat mission ends

NATO's new chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged Thursday that Afghanistan would not be abandoned when the alliance's combat mission ends next month after 13 years of fighting against resilient Taliban insurgents.

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's "mission accomplished" plans

NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.

Abu Dhabi to host sailing World Cup finals

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi will host the sailing World Cup final for the next six years, the international sailing federation (ISAF) has said here.

US forces accidentally kill Afghan boy, strain ties further

US forces in Afghanistan have accidentally shot dead a four year old boy, Afghan officials said on Friday, the latest violence to strain ties between the uneasy allies.

NATO-led force in Afghanistan to probe airstrike said to have killed child

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan said it would investigate Thursday`s airstrike in Helmand that local officials say killed a child and has further aggravated a stand-off between the Afghan president and the US government.

11 militants killed in Afghanistan: ISAF

Eleven militants have been killed in three separate operations in Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Sunday.

Pakistan‚ Afghanistan, ISAF hold trilateral meeting

A trilateral meeting of military commanders from Pakistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghanistan was held Saturday in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Russia, Pakistan express concern over instability in Afghanistan

Expressing concern over Afghanistan, Russia and Pakistan said the situation could deteriorate further post-2014 after International Security Assistant Forces (ISAF) are withdrawn from country.

Six Taliban rebels killed in Afghanistan

At least six suspected pro-Taliban rebels were killed and five others detained in military operations by NATO-led forces in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said Wednesday.

Five ISAF troops killed in Afghanistan

5 NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed in Afghanistan`s Kandahar province when bomb struck military vehicle, government official and coalition force confirmed.

Man in Afghan uniform shoots NATO soldier

If the shooter is confirmed to be a member of the Afghan army, the attack will be the first insider attack this year.

`ISAF on track to hand over Afghanistan control`

NATO and the Afghan govt have confirmed that the coalition forces will transfer full security responsibility to the Afghan military by the end of 2014.

Obama nominates Dunford as new ISAF Commander in Afghan

US President Barack Obama Wednesday nominated Gen Joseph Dunford as his new commander to US-led ISAF in Afghanistan.

UN authorizes extension of international force in Afghanistan

The 15-member UNSC extended the authorization of ISAF in Afghanistan for a 12-month period.

‘Al Qaeda facilitator killed in eastern Afghan operation’

An al Qaeda facilitator was killed in a recent Afghan and NATO-led coalition forces operation in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

NATO soldier killed in Afghanistan

A total of 326 foreign troops have been killed in Afghanistan since beginning of this year.

Top Taliban leader nabbed in Afghanistan: ISAF

A senior Taliban leader has been captured in Afghanistan`s Zabul province, ISAF said Wednesday.