The destruction of forests in Central Asia, Iran, and Afghanistan is causing mudslides, landslides, and flooding.
August 29, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's Defense Ministry says Tehran and Kabul have agreed that Iran will participate in building Afghanistan's National Army, Radio Farda reported.
August 29, 2006 -- A man who purportedly speaks for the Taliban says the Islamic militia has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a market in southern Afghanistan that killed 17 people and injured nearly 50 others.
August 29, 2006 -- Authorities in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle filled with explosives near a joint NATO-Afghan military convoy today in the southern Kandahar Province.
August 28, 2006 -- A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province.
August 28, 2006 -- Authorities in Yekaterinburg have seized 160 kilograms of Afghan heroin found hidden in a refrigerated truck.
British soldiers on patrol (file photo) (epa)
August 27, 2006 -- Britain's Defense Ministry says one of its soldiers was killed during an attack in Helmand Province today
August 26, 2006 -- The U.S. military says coalition forces have killed
a local Taliban commander and 15 other militants in a gun battle in
August 25, 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai today ordered a "thorough investigation" into the killing of eight people, including a 10-year-old child, in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation on August 24.
U.S. officials say agreement has been reached with Afghan and Pakistani officials that will improve security along the volatile border.
At the crossroads of the Golden Crescent and the Golden Triangle, China is caught in a web of drugs trafficking.
August 24, 2006 -- There are conflicting reports about casualties caused by a U.S.-led operation in eastern Afghanistan today.