Abdullah Abdullah also said Wednesday that President Karzai's government could not effectively tackle corruption or fight Afghanistan's insurgency.
Britain's Kim Howells, who chairs Parliament's security and intelligence committee, called Wednesday for the withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan. Public discontent has been rising.
Iran braces for showdown on Nov. 4 anniversary, during which antigovernment protesters plan to take to the streets for the first time in six weeks.
Just ahead of the anniversary of the killing of Yitzhak Rabin – the former Israeli prime minister murdered by a Jewish extemist in 1995 – security forces publicized the arrest of Yaakov Teitel. Murder accusations against Teitel are again fanning concern in Israel about nationalist vigilantes.
Peace talk efforts notwithstanding, Israelis have been transfixed by a series of high-profile violent crimes committed by two immigrants. Critics question if the door is open too wide to Jews wanting to live in Israel.
In a test of opposition strength, Iranians protested against the government as regime supporters marked the embassy anniversary with cries of "Death to America."
Iran's government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad planned a rally on the anniversary of the US Embassy takeover. But pro-democracy demonstrators staged counter-protests. Iranian police clashed violently with them.
Buoyed by last year’s massive stimulus package, China’s economy will grow enough this year to offset three-quarters of the decline in the US, Eurozone, and Japan, a new World Bank report predicts.
President Obama's half brother emerged from his usually low-key life in the Chinese boomtown of Shenzhen to promote his semi-autobiographical book, which describes their father as abusive.
An Italian court sentenced 23 US CIA agents in absentia to prison for the abduction and 'extraordinary rendition' of Muslim cleric from Milan in 2003.
Palestinians are used to uneven roads and ramshackle houses. But the first planned city, Rawabi – geared toward young, upwardly mobile Palestinians – is in the works near Ramallah.
The highest-ranking US diplomat to visit Burma (Myanmar) since 1995 met with junta officials and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi Wednesday. The visit is part of the White House's bid to engage the regime.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo – who today pardoned British mercenary Simon Mann – is widely seen as one of Africa's most corrupt leaders. But will oil interests prevent a shift in US policy?
Honduran businesses have taken a beating since President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in June. One official estimates that GDP will fall 4 percent this year.
Afghanistan President Karzai faces challenge of governing provinces that did not support him and where feelings of betrayal may run strong.
Karadzic, who broke boycott of his war-crimes trial but asked for more time to prepare, rose from small-town figure to become front-man for Serb strongman Milosevic.
After a European court rules against crucifixes in Italian schoolrooms, Italians from across the political spectrum decry an assault on the country's Roman Catholic identity.
President Nicolas Sarkozy's government started a 'what is French?' website today. Critics say the national identity debate is intended to stir up anti-immigrant sentiment ahead of national elections in the spring.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad brought the PA back from the brink once. Now he wants to create Palestinian settlements, in effect, to counter Israeli moves.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Arab countries needed to step up support. Meanwhile, Hamas test-fired a rocket that could reach Tel Aviv suburbs.