Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed concern over the polio situation in Afghanistan, and called on the Taliban to allow teams conducting a vaccination campaign access to areas under their control.
The book, which took five years to create at the cost of about $500,000, has pages 2.28 meters by 1.55 meters in size and weighs 500 kilograms.
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.