After decades of civil war and years of drought, Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian crisis of "stunning proportions" according to the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia broke ties with the ruling Taliban of Afghanistan on Tuesday, further isolating the religious militia.
Afghanistan's Taliban says it has not ruled out that Osama bin Laden may have masterminded the attacks on the U.S., but needs proof before they will hand him over.
Taliban officials announce they will decide Tuesday whether to turn over suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden.
The trial of the eight foreign aid workers, including two U.S. citizens, detained in Afghanistan for allegedly preaching Christianity began in private Tuesday.
The eight foreign aid workers arrested in Kabul three weeks ago will stand trial on charges of proselytizing, Taliban officials announced Wednesday.
A day after the International Red Cross established the first contact with foreign aid workers detained in Afghanistan, a delegation of diplomats and relatives report the detainees appear in good health.
Afghanistan's hard-line Islamic government will allow diplomats to meet with eight foreigners arrested in Kabul.
The Taliban has refused to allow any contact with 24 aid workers arrested in Kabul last weekend, but say they are safe. The workers of an international aid agency were detained for allegedly preaching Christianity to Muslims.
The leaders of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban told the British Broadcasting Corporation Wednesday to close down its office in Kabul, accusing the media outlet of bias in its coverage of the group's destruction of ancient statues of Buddha.
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