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# Afghanistan
Double suicide attack kills 12 in Afghanistan
Two suicide attackers – one driving a fuel tanker – blew themselves up near a US base in eastern Afghanistan today.
# Afghanistan
Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan
Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.
# Kabul
Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack
Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.
# Afghanistan
5 NATO troops die in Afghanistan roadside bombings
Meanwhile, four civilians also died today when hundreds of shells and rockets were fired from neighbouring Pakistan.
# Afghanistan
22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan
All the trucks were parked in the Rabatak area of the province where the truckers had stopped to rest.
# Explainer
Explainer: Kosovo’s sovereignty… what does it mean?
What does Kosovo’s legal sovereignty mean for the territory, its people, and its sports teams?
# Afghanistan
Friends reunited: After US says sorry, Pakistan reopens Afghanistan supply lines
The development means that the US could save hundred of millions of dollars in fighting the war in Afghanistan.
# Syria
Downing of Turkish plane "unacceptable", says NATO chief
NATO holding emergency consultations with Turkey following last week’s incident.
# Middle East
NATO to discuss possible action on Syria after Turkish plane is shot down
Turkey now claims that not only did Syria shoot down one of its planes, but it attacked a second trying to recover the pilot.
# Syria
NATO 'should view Syria as attacking Turkey'
Turkey said today that it will push NATO to consider Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet as an attack on the whole military alliance.
# Syria
Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane
Turkish minister says plane was shot down in international airspace 15 minutes after it had strayed briefly into Syrian territory.
# Dispute
Macedonia urges Greece to solve 20-year row over name
The two countries have been locked in a contentious dispute since 1991 over who gets to use the name Macedonia.
# Syria
Syrian conflict: US accuses Russia of sending attack helicopters
The head of NATO, meanwhile, has ruled out military intervention – saying it’s ‘not the right path’ to resolve conflict.
# Afghanistan
NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes
A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.
# Afghanistan
Nato apologises for the death of Afghan civilians in air strike
Women, children and village elders were killed in a pre-dawn raid aiming to capture a Taliban operative earlier this week.
# Afghanistan
Afghan civilians killed in suicide bombings and NATO airstrike - report
Taliban claims responsibility for three suicide bombers in Kandahar.
# Afghanistan
Twin suicide bombings in Afghanistan's Kandahar
A pair of suicide bombers struck outside the airport in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar.
# Afghanistan
NATO rescues four aid workers in 'breathtaking' Afghanistan operation
The British led operation took place in the early hours of this morning in Badakhshan province.
Nato exit strategy from Afghanistan to start mid-2013
US President Barack Obama espite said that France’s decision to withdraw troops early would not affect Nato’s mission in Afghanistan.
# Afghanistan
Withdrawal from Afghanistan key issue at NATO summit
NATO Secretary General Rasmussen says goal and strategy “remain unchanged” despite French plans to pull troops out early.
Plan to attack Obama campaign HQ during NATO summit foiled, say US police
The two-day summit of world leaders is due to start tomorrow in Chicago.
# Libya
NATO criticised after investigation confirms 72 deaths from Libya air strikes
A third of the civilians who died from the air strikes on the country last year were under 18 with NATO not yet having paid any compensation.
# Afghanistan
NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan
Funding of the fledgling Afghanistan security forces is expected to top the agenda at the two-day talks in Brussels.
# Afghanistan
Coordinated attacks hit Afghanistan
Kabul and three other cities were targeted in the attacks. They were blamed on the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, which has links to al-Qaida.
# Afghanistan
US soldier to face murder charges over deaths of 17 Afghans
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will also face charges of assault and a string of other offences, a military official says.
# Libya
Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths
Amnesty International has said that NATO failed to investigate the killing of scores of civiilans in Libyan airstrikes carried out by its forces.
# Helicopter Crash
Turkish soldiers killed after helicopter crashes into building
Two girls and 12 soldiers were killed in this morning’s crash.
# Shooting
Update: US soldier kills 16 Afghans as crisis deepens
Reuters cites witnesses who say American soldiers were laughing and appeared drunk during the attack.
# Afghanistan
France and Germany withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan
Germany and France have decided to withdraw civilian staff from Afghanistan, while the UN have also announced it is moving staff from the north of the country.
# Protests
Afghan police officer suspected of killing two US Nato officers
A police intelligence officer is thought to be behind the fatal shooting of two senior US Nato officers, as protests continue over the burning of the Qur’an at a US military base almost a week ago.
# Afghanistan
Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'
Local police suspect the woman was strangled by her husband for failing to give birth to a boy.
# Pakistan
Suspected US missile strike kills four in Pakistan
Four alleged militants have been killed following the first suspected US drone attack in Pakistan in more than two months.
# Afghanistan
Deadly 24 hours in Afghanistan as 10 NATO troops killed
Four soldiers were shot dead, while another six were killed in a helicopter crash.
# Afghanistan
Suicide bomber kills six at US and NATO air field in Afghanistan
It was the second suicide bombing in as many days in southern Afghanistan, which is the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency.
# Afghanistan
Seven people - including six children - killed in Afghanistan bomb
The people will killed when a bomb exploded in a rubbish bin in the southern city of Tirin Kot, a day after five NATO soldiers died.
# State Papers
World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it
Secret document revealed under 30-year rule shows Ireland had been assessed for the help it could provide in the case of a nuclear war threat.
# Review 2011
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
# Macedonia
ICJ rules Greece was wrong to block Macedonia's NATO bid
A dispute has been running between the two countries over the use of the name ‘Macedonia’.