Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.
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.