NATO has confirmed that a civilian helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan today.
The U.S. Marine Corps has laid the groundwork for deciding what disciplinary action will be taken in the case of an Internet video that appears to show Marine snipers urinating on dead bodies of suspected Afghan Taliban fighters.
Yury Fedotov, executive director of the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime, said in a statement that "opium is therefore a significant part of the Afghan economy and provides considerable funding to the insurgency and fuels corruption."
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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed the governor of Panjwai district in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar Province.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that special regional envoy Marc Grossman would visit Afghanistan next week.
Top U.S. officials have condemned as "deplorable" a video depicting what appears to be U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.
The leader of Afghanistan’s main political opposition bloc says U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban need to be more inclusive and transparent, just days after a delegation of former Northern Alliance leaders met with U.S. lawmakers.
The police chief of the Afghan Province of Kandahar, Abdul Razzaq, escaped without any injuries when a suicide bomber made his way into the fortified police headquarters and apparently detonated his explosive prematurely.
In 2003, Haji Nahim Kuchi was a number -- US9AF- 000931DP -- in a Guantanamo cell. This week, Kuchi was at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
A total of 779 detainees have been incarcerated at the U.S. military detention camp for terrorist suspects at the U.S. naval base in Cuba since the first group of captives arrived on January 11, 2002.
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said at least two policemen were killed when Taliban suicide bombers attacked government buildings in the eastern Paktika Province and occupied at least one of the buildings.