Afghanistan ready to assume security responsibility: Pentagon

Afghan forces will be prepared to assume security responsibility after the complete withdrawal of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the end of this month, the Pentagon has said.

John Kerry says Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday said that Russian troops were withdrawing from Ukraine, one of several key steps needed for Western sanctions to be lifted against Moscow.

US mulling faster, total pullout from Afghanistan

Obama is considering the move after being increasingly frustrated by his dealings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

`Sell excess equipment in Afghanistan to India`

The excess equipment being scrapped is so valuable, it was referred to as "gold dust" in a June 19, Washington Post article with some estimating its worth to be as high as USD 7 billion.

US considering ‘zero option’ for Afghanistan in 2014

The Obama adminitration has said for the first time it is possible that no US troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014.

Britain to withdraw 3,800 troops from Afghanistan in 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that the country would pull 3,800 troops out of Afghanistan in 2013.

`US to have enduring presence in Afghan after 2014`

The US will have an "enduring presence" in Afghanistan after withdrawal of its troops from the war-torn country by 2014.

Post-2014 mission only at Afghan invitation: US

Any post-2014 mission would obviously be at the invitation of the Afghan government, the US says.

New Zealand troops to leave Afghanistan early

New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than previously scheduled, the government announced Tuesday.

US, Afghanistan finalize strategic drawdown pact

Some of the most contentious issues were removed from the broader pact into separate memorandums of understanding.

NATO says Australia`s Afghan pullout part of war

The announcement was "fully within the framework" of a roadmap agreed by NATO and its partners in Afghanistan.

NATO meet at Brussels, brainstorm over Afghan funding

Top from the US and NATO allies met Wednesday at Brussels to finalize the combat handover program.

US Afghanistan drawdown begins slowly

Pentagon`s initial drawdown leaves as many as 8,400 troops to withdraw in last few months of 2011.

Afghan pullback: Forces chief Mullen smells risk

Mike Mullen was blunt in testifying about the risks and potential rewards of Obama`s decision.

2014 Afghan handover a goal, not a deadline: US

Pentagon says Afghans may not be ready to assume full responsibility by 2014.

Thousands rally in US demanding troops’ withdrawal

Thousands of protesters — many directing their anger squarely at President Barack Obama — marched through the nation`s capital on Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

US lawmaker calls for timely withdrawal from Afghanistan

An influential US lawmaker on Thursday wrote a dear colleague letter to other members of the House of Representatives seeking their support in the passage of a resolution to end the US war in Afghanistan.

Spain sets target for Afghan withdrawal

Spain will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan within five years, Defence Minister Carme Chacon said.

Canada rejects NATO call to Afghan stay past 2011

Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon has reaffirmed Canada`s 2011 exit from Afghanistan despite reported pleas from NATO`s chief for an extension of Canada`s deployment in the war-torn country.