There's a mountain you've probably never heard of that has plenty of deep powder, a few fast runs and no lines at the lifts. No lifts at all, in fact. The BBC's Kawoon Khamoosh traveled there recently to take part in the Afghan Ski Challenge.
Afghanistan's election was held without major disruptions and Afghans turned out to vote by the millions for a new president and for provincial councils. But the threat of turmoil caused by the Taliban remains, because neighboring Pakistan continues to allow its bases there and support the insurgents.
Signing up to interpret for the US military in Afghanistan was the beginning of a long, tragic journey for Mohammad Usafi. Because of his work, the Taliban killed his father and threatened his family. Now, he's living in California and hoping to get his relatives to safety as well.
Despite the billions spent on eradicating opium poppies in Afghanistan, drug production has never been higher there. And while the country has a fast-growing population of addicts, the cash-starved government has few treatment options available.
The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul, Afghanistan, on what Afghans expect a new Pakistani president will mean in the fight against the Taliban. The Taliban use parts of Pakistan as a safe haven for attacks across the border in Afghanistan.