Democrats say an overemphasis on the war in Iraq has come at the expense of Afghanistan and has allowed Al Qaeda to regroup in that region.
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At the NATO meeting in Romania Thursday, Afghan officials are expected to request money to expand its National Army from 86,000 to 120,000 troops.
Rice shortages are appearing across Asia. In Egypt, the Army is now baking bread to curb food riots.
Far-right politician Geert Wilders's latest attempt to air the controversial video has been delayed by US-based website host Network Solutions.
An international agency's report says 40 percent of aid destined for Afghans is spent on overhead costs.
The isolated nation holds its first-ever national election Monday after decades of guardianship by kings who severely limited contact with the outside world.
Parliament is expected to confirm a new prime minister on Monday, further isolating Musharraf.