Afghanistan saw an uptick of violence as Afghan President Karzai announced that the US and the Taliban are, indeed, meeting.
CNN cites an unnamed NATO official who charges that members of Pakistan's intelligence service are giving shelter to Osama bin Laden in the country's northwest.
A US air attack that mistakenly killed three Pakistani border troops sparked the government to close the Torkham border post, a vital NATO supply line into Afghanistan.
Pakistan floods, which began nearly a month ago, have destroyed or damaged 1.2 million homes and affected 17.2 million people. 'The floods are outrunning our relief efforts. We move faster and faster, but the finish line keeps moving further ahead,' U.N. spokesman Maurizio Giuliano said.
City officials fear Pakistan's commercial capital could be paralyzed if militants become more unified.