With Afghanistan’s second presidential election just days away, U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are racing to secure voting locations from Taliban militants who have vowed to target anyone participating in the Aug. 20 contest. Continue reading
Fierce fighting continues in Afghanistan in the final week leading up to the presidential election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR’s Renee Montagne.
Four hundred U.S. Marines stormed into the Taliban stronghold of Dahaneh in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday morning in a bid to secure the area ahead of next week’s presidential election. Continue reading
Ray Suarez reports on tensions over civilian casualties resulting from U.S. and NATO airstrikes in the war in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Margaret Warner recaps the latest developments on clashes between Pakistani military forces and Taliban fighters. Continue reading
An international conference to stabilize Afghanistan began in the Netherlands, and Israel’s new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, pledged to work for peace with the Palestinians as he took office Tuesday. Continue reading
World markets reacted positively to news of China’s planned stimulus, and a suicide bomber targeted a U.S. air base in Afghanistan. Jim Lehrer recaps the day’s other news headlines, including a report from Margaret Warner in Afghanistan. Continue reading
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for moving presidential elections up from August to April in what some are viewing as a political maneuver to rein in his critics. Margaret Warner provides an update from Afghanistan on the political developments. Continue reading