Afghanistan is a major supplier of the raw material for heroin but some of the drug is being consumed at home, and now Afghanistan is struggling with a growing addiction problem, as The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai was inaugurated at a ceremony in Kabul today for his second term in office. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Kabul resident Sultana. Sultana says that Afghans see little hope for change.
Afghans face the possible consequences of the US release of five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. The move could strengthen the Taliban in their country, just as US forces are drawing down. Which has some Afghans wondering, "What was the US government thinking?!"
Indian photographer Aaquib Khan traveled to Kabul last year and found a country that defied his stereotype of a downtrodden and dangerous nation without hope. His photos from that trip help show the varied daily lives of Afghans — and the huge problems they still face.
Hamid Karzai has been sworn in as Afghan president. Kabul's streets were almost empty on Thursday as security forces set up numerous roadblocks ahead of the ceremony. The World's Aaron Schachter looks at security for Karzai's second inauguration.