The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
Kabul has a problem with pollution. Not only is it making life unpleasant, and obscuring the city's famous views of the mountains, it's actually killing people. In fact, last year, the number of people killed from dirty air was nearly as high as the number killed by war violence.
Afghanistan's famous silk-road city of Bamiyan has enjoyed such safety in recent years that its main priority is not more foreign troops, but more foreign tourists. The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Afghanistan
General David Petraeus, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan, says the current military and development strategy in the country is working. Marco Werman speaks with Michael Codner of the Royal United Services Institute.
A militant attack in a heavily fortified district of Kabul, Afghanistan, ended on Monday. Shafiullah Afghan formerly with Afghanistan's police force tells host Lisa Mullins that Afghan forces with help from NATO worked carefully to repel the attack.
A recent article in Harper's highlights the huge distortions in the economy of Afghanistan. Scenes of crass conspicuous consumption, alongside highly inflated prices for land and goods and services are unsustainable, the article argues.
The British Indian Army invaded Afghanistan twice. Neither ended exactly smoothly, but the first invasion ended in disaster with the British Army retreating but being slaughtered on its way out of Kabul. A new book examines that history and some of the similarities between that invasion and the current U.S.-led effort.
When Afghanistan holds elections on April 5, young voters could make all the difference. So this year, instead of an arts festival, the government created a music competition around the elections. The requirement? You had to write songs with lyrics about voting. And what came back was often rap.