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Hundreds killed in further Taliban attacks with peace talks ahead

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Increased Taliban attacks are jeopardising the peace process, the Afghan government said on Tuesday after hundreds of security force personnel were killed over the...

Afghanistan, Pakistan take small steps towards repairing rift

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Pakistan and Afghanistan have stepped back from a near-rupture in relations following the murder of an Afghan peace envoy, officials said after...

Plot to kill Afghan president foiled – agency

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Afghanistan's intelligence agency said it had thwarted a plot to assassinate President Hamid Karzai after arresting a bodyguard and five people with...

Sparks fly as US, Pakistan spar over Afghan bloodshed

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The top US military officer accused Pakistani intelligence of backing violence against US targets including the American Embassy in Afghanistan, a stunning...

NATO forces cast Afghan night raid net too wide – report

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Foreign forces fighting in Afghanistan have become more accurate in night-time raids on homes, but they have stepped up the number and...

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 22 in central Afghanistan

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Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 22 people in a bold attack on a governor's compound in central Afghanistan during a security...

Obama honours return of fallen troops from Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama flew to a Delaware air force base to honour the return of the remains of 30 US troops killed...

Two French soldiers killed in Afghanistan and five wounded

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Two French soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in Afghanistan, the French President's office said, bringing to 72 the total...

NATO investigates deadly Afghan helicopter crash

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NATO tried to determine if Taliban insurgents had shot down a troop-carrying helicopter in Afghanistan, killing 38 in the largest loss of...

US drawdown begins in Afghanistan, first troops leave

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The first US troops have left Afghanistan as part of US President Barack Obama's planned drawdown of about a third of the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...