Five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison were recently released in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But there are still 150 men at the prison and Pardiss Kebriaei, a lawyer representing two Gitmo detainees, says her clients' path to release might still be a long one.
Some fear the prisoner exchange over the weekend that freed US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will come back to haunt the US. Those released were senior Taliban leaders who may still retain their influence.
Matthew Gates came home from Afghanistan about two years ago. He served there with the Army's 10th Mountain Division. These days, he's attending cooking school. Gates says he's hoping to start a new career built around his connection to food.
Flying in Afghanistan could be a little easier now that the country has a new airline. Afghan Jet International Airways started its operations in April, but the CEO believes, despite security issues, the company will thrive.
Iraqi authorities are going to great lengths to pull off a national vote for its parliament on Wednesday, the first since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. The hardest part is to create a sense of normalcy in a country suffering from unrelenting sectarian violence.
Sonia Narang will be reporting from Pakistan in April as part of a fellowship sponsored by the East West Center. The trip has had special meaning for her, though, because she'll be the first member of her extended family to visit Pakistan since they left after the Indian/Pakistani partition in 1947.
Afghanistan's election was held without major disruptions and Afghans turned out to vote by the millions for a new president and for provincial councils. But the threat of turmoil caused by the Taliban remains, because neighboring Pakistan continues to allow its bases there and support the insurgents.
Afghans are facing violent Taliban moves to disrupt their presidential elections and a potential future without foreign troops. But after such a difficult past, many Afghans are excited about the future, as researcher Faiysal AliKhan found during a month-long trip there.
New clothes and goldfish? Not your usual spring rituals, we know. But those are two ways to celebrate Nowruz. Iranian-American comedian K-von Moezzi explains the rest of the Persian New Year festivities in his offbeat, video mini-doc.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the efforts of US Marines in Afghanistan to get Afghans to take sides against the Taliban. It's one of the latest strategies for fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan.
So far, only about a tenth of the votes have been counted in Afghanistan's presidential election; early numbers show a close race between incumbent Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah. Anchor Jeb Sharp gets the latest from the BBC's Chris Morris.
Election results in Afghanistan show incumbent president Hamid Karzai winning re-election; But allegations of fraud continue to mar the process. Now EU observers say that up to 25% the ballots cast are suspect. The World's Jason Margolis has details.
Retired Col. David Brostrom lost his son, Jonathan Bostrom last year, during the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan. The grieving father tells host Marco Werman why his son's troops were not given the supplies and support needed to repel the enemy.
Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found ï¿½clear and convincing evidence of fraudï¿½.
A suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Program offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing five people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal, who was friends with those who lost their lives.
The Times of London is reporting that Italy paid the Taliban not to attack Italian soldiers in Afghanistan. Italy vehemently denies the story, but the story is raising questions. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
The re-election of President Hamid Karzai is raising tensions in several provinces. One flashpoint is Balkh province where the Governor may take up arms against Karzai. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Jean Mackenzie, Kabul correspondent for the Global Post.
Anchor Marco Werman remembers Charlie Wilson, the former Texas Congressman who died yesterday. The Congressman's efforts to increase US support for Afghan rebels in the 1980's were the focus of the film ?Charlie Wilson's War.?
A team of Sherpas is gearing up to ascend Everest to remove thousands of pounds of garbage from elevations known as the ?death zone.' The group may also recover the remains of climbers who died. The BBC's Joanna Jolly speaks with anchor Marco Werman.