A special court ruled that nearly a quarter of the seats in the Afghan parliament were not legitimate because of electoral fraud, setting up a showdown between President Karzai and the parliament.
Gen. David Petraeus infuriated many Afghans after he said corruption has been a part of Afghan culture and history for “however long this country has probably been in existence."
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that it had arrested 110 Al Qaeda suspects, about half of them foreigners. The Kingdom said the detained men were plotting suicide attacks on the country's oil installations.
The two blasts hit government buildings in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar Province, on Wednesday, leaving more than 20 people dead and nearly 60 people injured. Officials blame Al Qaeda in Iraq for the attacks.
NATO forces meet light resistance in Helmand Province, but Afghan insurgents hit back in other parts of the country. Are more US troops needed?
Combat outposts – some 75 small bases credited with playing a crucial role in turning the tide of the war – are being shut down.
The trial, which ended Monday, highlights key differences between US, British counterterrorism approaches.