Most Commented Stories Tagged: Afghanistan

Taliban threat in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the BBC's Alistair Leithead about the threat posed by the Taliban in parts of Afghanistan, where Taliban forces have regrouped in sufficient numbers to pose an increasing threat to NATO-led forces in the country.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a remote northeastern province in Afghanistan that borders Pakistan to the east and the Hindu Kush Mountains to the south. The answer is Nuristan, where U.S. forces run a forward operating base. Christian Science Monitor journalist Dana Harmon is embedded with troops there. She tells anchor Marco Werman what it's like in this remote corner of the world.

Taliban moving farther south?

The BBC's Barbara Plett reports from Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most liberal city, about fears there that Taliban militants may be trying to establish a presence there.

Global Politics

Rolling back Afghan women's rights

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on opposing forces tugging at progress in women's rights in Afghanistan. An outcry over a new law restricting women's rights has erupted just as the Obama Administration is apparently trying to lower expectations for what can be achieved in Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

Humanitarian simulation

The World's Katy Clark reports on a program that aims to prepare future aid workers for the harsh realities of humanitarian work by exposing them to a simulated refugee crisis. The exercise takes place in the woods of Massachusetts.

Conflict & Justice

The resurgence of the Taliban

The year 2001 marked the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. But its leaders and fighters have regrouped. Reporter Charles Sennott has the first in a series of reports on resurgent influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.