Scrutiny mounts against a reported United States government policy of ignoring blatant acts of child sexual abuse among Afghan commanders of local police forces propped up by the American government to stave off Taliban advances in Afghanistan.
US troops in Afghanistan have been instructed to ignore rampant child sex slavery and rape committed by friendly Afghan warlords, even when abuses occur on American bases, because it is part of the local culture.
A newly-released United Nations report on detainee torture in Afghanistan details widespread serious abuses committed by Afghan security forces, and multiple "credible and reliable" reports of recent torture by US forces.
A scathing new report from Amnesty International details how the U.S. military has systematically ignored and covered up the torture and killing of innocent civilians committed by its forces in Afghanistan.
An insider attack killed two American soldiers in Kapisa Province of Afghanistan. Afghan president Karzai continues to irritate the U.S. by not signing a security agreement and releasing prisoners that the U.S. considers dangerous.
Monday, the Old Bailey trial of the two men accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich, continued with testimony by one of the accused. The defence case for Adebolajo began in the morning.
In the early hours of Friday morning (2 a.m. GMT) Taliban militants attacked the US Consulate in Herat, western Afghanistan, using a suicide car bomb to breach the consulate's perimeter before the attackers opened fire.
The accused Fort Hood shooter has issued an apology — not to the families of the 13 US troops he killed at the Texas army base in 2009 or to the 32 others he wounded in the attack, but rather to Muslim victims of US aggression.
US General Joseph Dunford says that he remains "undecided" about the size of the US forces to be left in Afghanistan after 2014. Apparently Dunford wants to see how Afghan troops operate during the summer fighting season before making his decision.
NATO has conceded that as many as eight innocent Afghan civilians were killed in an airstrike early on Sunday. The US-led military alliance initially claimed that 45 Islamic militants and no civilians had been killed in the operation.
The government of Canada have compensated Afghan civilians who were stuck in crossfire between Canadian armed forces and armed combatants. Canada has paid out $1 million for deaths, injuries and damages that civilians sustained.
A peaceful anti-war demonstration took place Saturday in front of the United States Consulate in downtown Toronto. Dozens urged the government of Canada and the international community to end the war in Afghanistan and Libya.