Thousands gathered in Ottawa on Friday to commemorate Canada`s longest ever military engagement, in Afghanistan.
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.
Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014.
Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan, the largest force provided by any country outside NATO.
The US military mission in Afghanistan remains unchanged by the death of Osama bin Laden.
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.
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.
The report supports US` investment in a long-term partnership with Pakistan.
US General Petraeus, the new Afghan war commander, pledged to spare civilian lives in Afghanistan.
Oz PM says sending troops to Afghanistan remained an important mission for civilised nations.
The UN said on Tuesday it had temporarily withdrawn foreign staff and shut its mission in Kandahar, the Afghan city where security has deteriorated ahead of a major military offensive.
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.
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.
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.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
Bipasha at launch event for Delhi Half Marathon