Violence raged in Afghanistan this week, just ahead of the launch of a major NATO offensive in the country's Taliban-held south. Ray Suarez talks to GlobalPost reporter Jean MacKenzie in Kabul for the latest.
In other news Monday, at least 99 people were killed in a series of violent attacks across Iraq, with hundreds more wounded. Also, Gordon Brown agreed to step aside as Britain's prime minister in a bid to keep his party…
In other news Monday, U.S. troops are preparing to wrest control of Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, from Taliban control with a gradual buildup. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an unannounced visit to the…
In other news Wednesday, three suicide bombings in Iraq killed at least 32 people, just four days before national elections, and President Obama signed a stop-gap extension of jobless benefits after a budget impasse in the Senate.
Suicide bomber attacks in Kabul targeted foreigners, killing at least 16 people a day after troops raised the Afghan flag over the former Taliban city of Marjah. Margaret Warner talks to a reporter in Afghanistan.
After Friday's deadly suicide bombing in Kabul, Judy Woodruff spoke with Army Brig. Gen. Ben Hodges in Kandahar about coalition strategies in the region.
In other news, President Obama and union leaders reached an agreement on taxing high-cost health care plans, and a suicide bomber killed 20 people in Afghanistan.
The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last week is reported to have been a Jordanian double agent who American officials recruited to help provide intelligence on al-Qaida leaders. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about who…
In other news, Pakistani authorities called for calm as the death toll from Monday's suicide bombing grew to 43, and an Afghan soldier reportedly shot and killed a U.S. soldier at a military base in western Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, the U.N. announced that it is pulling back 600 employees after a deadly attack on staff. Margaret Warner has more from Kabul.
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