Most Commented Stories Tagged: Afghanistan

Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's Helmand province

The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about challenges facing US troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, among the country's most violent regions. It's largely controlled by the Taliban, but it's also home to the largest U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our quiz is the Venetian trader and traveller, Marco Polo. His descriptions of Central Asia and China enthralled readers from the 13th century to the present day.

Global Politics

Locating al-Qaeda

America's top general in Afghanistan says a new strategy is needed. It's assumed that a goal will be to reduce the capability of al-Qaeda. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Bruce Hoffman, professor of security studies at Georgetown University.

Conflict & Justice

Dancing boys of Afghanistan

An ancient tradition banned by the Taliban is now experiencing a comeback in Afghanistan. It's the practice of bacha bazi or boy for play'. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who wrote about �bacha bazi' for The Guardian newspaper.

Global Politics

Abdullah interview

Afghans went to the polls in August. The poll has been beset by serious fraud allegations and the UN-backed election complaints commission ordered a partial recount. Marco Werman talks with Dr. Abdullah about democracy in Afghanistan.

Lifestyle & Belief

Away game in Afghanistan

Jess Markt is a member of the New York Rolling Knicks, a wheelchair basketball franchise team. He recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan, and he speaks with anchor Marco Werman about the conditions and coaching players there.