The exercises come after Iran’s naval exercises in the Persian Gulf increased tensions with the United States amid threats and counterthreats over security in the Strait of Hormuz, a key oil-shipping route.
For six weeks, Pakistan has blocked NATO supply trucks from entering Afghanistan. Now, as Islamabad looks to reset ties with NATO, there is still no certainty about when the border will reopen.
An up-close-and-personal look at the human rights situation in Uzbekistan and the tale of torture inflicted on a 15-year-old newlywed Afghan girl.
When we last left her, Sahar Gul was in dire straits. The 15-year-old Afghan newlywed, who was allegedly tortured by her husband and in-laws and kept in a basement for several months, was near death when she was rescued about two weeks ago.
A statement from Afghan President Hamid Karzai's office said today that Bagram prison, currently run by the United States-led international coalition, is to be handed over to Afghan control within a month.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country supports the Taliban's decision to open a political office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to facilitate peace negotiations.
Afghan officials say they have found a mass grave containing at least 10 human skulls in northern Afghanistan.
United Nations staff members were the primary target in several terror attacks during 2011, with more than twice as many personnel killed than in the previous year.
Three bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan have killed at least 11 people and wounded many more.
Once, Kabul's Ghazi stadium was used by the Taliban for public punishment, like stoning women for adultery. Now it's where Afghanistan's first team of female boxers trains, aiming for gold in this summer's Olympic Games.
The Afghan Taliban has confirmed it has reached an "initial agreement" with the United States to open a contact office in Qatar.
Afghan officials say a suicide bomber driving a motorcycle has killed four civilians and a police officer after detonating explosives at a police checkpoint in southern Kandahar city.