Katie Nelson is a freelance photographer and reporter in Nairobi. On a recent trip to a bookstore, she picked up some old National Geographic magazines, including one that is quite famous. The timing, though, was quite ironic.
Who's to blame? Two militant groups have taken credit. Pakistan's army blames a third group. And some point fingers at the army itself, accusing security forces of fostering the very extremist groups now attacking the country.
The Afghan government has given a full pardon to a warlord whose nickname is "The Butcher of Kabul." Despite the deal, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar remains a wanted terrorist in the US. His name brings terror to many Afghans.
The US Agency for International Development claims American efforts to help build schools in Afghanistan have been successful, with schools now serving millions of Afghan pupils. But a BuzzFeed investigation questions the agency's numbers, finding many US-financed schools in serious disrepair and the enrollment numbers inflated.
The world reacted in horror when the Taliban blew up a UNESCO Heritage Site, the historic Buddha statues of Afghanistan. Thanks to 3-D light projections, the Buddhas are once again looking out over the Bamiyan Valley.
The late Robin Williams made many of us laugh just when we needed it most. His gift was perhaps never more poignant and important as when he performed for US troops fighting overseas. The comedian devoted many hours to entertaining with the USO.
There's a lot of confusion in Delhi over what to do about a massive Indian diamond — the Koh-i-Noor — that's been in the British crown jewels for more than 160 years. India's solicitor general says the Brits acquired it fairly, but the rest of the government says otherwise, and now wants it back.
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.
As part of the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is cutting the number of cooked meals offered to troops from four to two. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with army veteran, David Brown, who writes under the name D.B. Grady.
Bilal Sarwary has been traveling around Afghanistan and capturing images we don't see in the news. There are school children in brightly colored outfits, a bird seller at the Kabul market and a farmer in Kundoz — everyday Afghans, not the terrorists or political leaders who dominate the headlines.
With more nationalities living together than any other place on earth, New York City is the world's melting pot. But what's melting inside all those pots? Imagine if you could visit some of the home cooks from around the world and learn the secret to Indian Tikka Masala or Greek Tiropita. The League of Kitchens aims to do just that.