Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington on July 13.
Seven CIA agents and five Canadians were killed Wednesday in two separate incidents in Khost and Kandahar. Where they were killed gives an indication of where fighting will be the toughest in Afghanistan – and why.
The trial of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic on ethnic-cleansing charges began Thursday in the Hague with Karadzic staying away, saying he needs more time to prepare his defense.
Abdullah Abdullah, the top challenger to President Karzai in Afghanistan’s election, said Monday he would otherwise not participate in the Nov. 7 runoff. The ultimatum could be a cover to withdraw from the race.
In an interview, Abdullah Abdullah, the underdog presidential candidate, talks about preventing 'ghost polling' and sidesteps question about a possible concession ahead of the Nov. 7 Afghanistan election runoff.
New York Times reporter Davide Rohde has recounted his seven months held captive by a Taliban group in Afghanistan, and argues that convincing Taliban militants to make peace with the US and Kabul will be a tall order.
A negotiated release was possible says Red Cross, but released New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell said the conditions of their captivity were growing "menacing."
Troops rescued Stephen Farrell four days after he and his translator were abducted in Kunduz Province. But the translator, Sultan Munadi, was killed, and civilians may have died in the firefight.
The area the kidnapping took place suggests the kidnapping of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is most likely the work of the Haqqani network, an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts say.