A mistaken NATO airstrike killed at least 24 Pakistani soldiers Saturday, causing an uproar in Pakistan. But many Afghans living near the border have little sympathy for their neighbors.
Ten years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan to eliminate a terrorist haven and set up a stable government. But today, many Afghans don’t know why the US invaded, have never heard of 9/11, and are increasingly suspicious.
Jan Mohammed Khan, a powerful ally of President Hamid Karzai, is the latest casualty in a string of assassinations that undermine NATO’s claims that the situation is improving.
Many Afghans have mixed feelings about tonight's announcement from President Obama that the US will begin drawing down the levels of troops in Afghanistan.
Without a deal to allow US military access to Afghanistan beyond the 2014 date for withdrawal, the US ability to smoke out terrorists in Pakistan could diminish in the years to come.
Although Osama bin Laden's presence in Afghanistan tipped off the Afghanistan war, most Afghans say they don’t see Mr. Bin Laden as someone who affects their lives.
The late Muslim militant Osama bin Laden speaks to reporters in the mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in 1998.
Many Libyan rebels are devout Muslims; some have even supported Al Qaeda against US troops abroad. But Western support has raised their opinion of the US.
Saudi border guards demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
While insurgent-caused casualties are up, US-caused civilian casualties are down. Still, it only takes a couple of high profile incidents to negatively turn public opinion.