Topic: National Directorate of Security
Half of all detainees in the custody of the Afghanistan intelligence service have been tortured, a year-long UN investigation found, raising questions about the readiness of local forces to take over from NATO.
10/10/2011 06:34 pm
The Taliban say Osama bin Laden's death won't affect them. But assessments are mixed.
05/02/2011 01:37 pm
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived Monday in Afghanistan. The visit is expected to shape decisions about the gradual US troop drawdown slated to begin this summer.
03/07/2011 12:20 pm
Afghanistan elections planned for September aren't supposed to include parliamentary candidates with ties to militias. Problem is, many of those disqualified aren't actually involved with militias. 'The net caught a few small fish while the sharks swam around it,' says one election official.
07/30/2010 04:31 pm
Government agencies are intimidating and arresting journalists. The crackdown marks the decline of a hard-won, post-Taliban-era achievement: press freedom.
08/19/2008 01:00 am