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The Taliban strategy

The luxury hotel in Kabul where Taliban attackers killed seven people yesterday is frequented by foreigners and diplomats, and The World's Jeb Sharp examines whether yesterday's raid represents a new strategy by the Taliban to target civilians, especially

Global Politics

Text messaging the Obama speech

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that President Obama isn't just making a speech tomorrow to the Muslim world. He's also sending out text messages about the speech -- in a host of languages, including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian.

Conflict & Justice

The resurgence of the Taliban

The year 2001 marked the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. But its leaders and fighters have regrouped. Reporter Charles Sennott has the first in a series of reports on resurgent influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Global Politics

Pre-election violence in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Aaron Schachter about Taliban attacks ahead of Afghanistan's presidential election later this month. Schachter reports on the Afghan national army's preparations for security during the upcoming election.