Fifty Afghan militiamen are putting their lives on the line to keep the Taliban out of their village. But without support from the government in Kabul, they might be forced to give up their fight.
Georgia's Defense Ministry says four Georgian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, in the biggest loss for the country's military since it deployed in the war-torn country.
The Taliban are making rapid gains in parts of northern Afghanistan, forcing villages to make a difficult choice: join the Taliban now or face reprisals later. The village of Tarbuz Guzar decided to fight.
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in a report released today said Afghanistan produced an estimated 3,600 tons of opium this year -- a 48 percent reduction from 2009.
A suicide car bomber has reportedly targeted a NATO military convoy near the southern city of Kandahar, killing and injuring several Afghan civilians.
Pakistan has blocked a vital supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, apparently in retaliation for an alleged cross-border NATO helicopter strike that killed three Pakistani troops.
Reports say Western intelligence agencies have uncovered a plot to launch terrorist attacks in Britain, France, and Germany.
NATO won't meet targets for transferring security responsibility to Afghan forces unless allies provide hundreds more specialist instructors.
Vygaudas Usackas said the current Afghan system encourages voting for individuals, not parties.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's spokesman, Waheed Omar, said the new High Council for Peace will handle all future contact between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Police chief Zarawar Zahid said a suicide bomber on a motorbike targeted the two-car convoy of Deputy Governor Mohammad Kazim Allahyar while he was on his way to work, instantly killing his son and two bodyguards.