Latest Stories Tagged: Kabul

Global Politics

Afghanistan strategy is working'

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.

Global Politics

Taliban threaten Afghan elections

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.

Development & Education

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're going around in circles. Cairo and Beijing have ring roads, London has an orbital, and Washington's got a beltway. We're looking for another of these circular routes. The one we want you to name is in south-west Ireland.

Lifestyle & Belief

Kabul Dreams

Anchor Marco Werman introduces us to Afghanistan's one and only rock band. The three members of the band �Kabul Dreams� got together about a year ago. Now they have dreams of going global.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Global Politics

Paying the Taliban to quit

The US military in Afghanistan is to be allowed to pay Taliban fighters who renounce violence. The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin, sees pay for former Taliban fighters to protect their communities. Katy Clark talks with him.