The militants have vowed to launch a new offensive against US and its allies, which are preparing to increase troop levels.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, harmony between Germany and the rest of Europe at last seems natural and durable.
The two nuclear powers continue to bicker over NATO war games, nuclear weapons, and fighter jets in Kyrgyzstan.
Support for independent world press is going to have to become an exercise in philanthropy.
The umbrella organization includes many different groups fighting the Afghan government and Western forces.