While the war in Iraq has dominated recent headlines, the U.S.-led effort to combat al-Qaida and Taliban elements in Afghanistan continues. Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses efforts to hold elections this September and the need for more peacekeepers to stabilize…

Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an attempt on his life in the southern city of Kandahar Thursday just hours after a deadly car bomb explosion ripped through the downtown commercial district of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital.