Militants took control of a strategic district outside Kandahar. Afghan and foreign troops flew to the city in response.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates 67 million displaced people worldwide in 2007, a result of war, poverty, and climate change.
Some US experts worry that a smuggling ring gave rogue states plans for a light warhead, apparently from Pakistan.
The Supreme Court agrees to examine if high-level officials can be sued for harsh policies.
President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send troops to Pakistan to fight militants themselves.
Readers remember their experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column.
Tens of thousands are pressuring the government to reinstate the judges, who were dismissed under President Musharraf.
Tuesday's deadly US incursion is under investigation, but it points up the contrast between the two nations' approaches to militants along the Afghanistan border.