When Taliban insurgents seized control of Kunduz last month, they went door-to-door targeting women who work outside the home. Female workers of one aid group knew the risk and escaped — and now plan to return to continue supporting other survivors.
President Obama has announced that thousands of US troops will remain in Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency — ending his plans to bring them home. Veterans are divided on the wisdom of the plan.
NATO and Afghan government forces battled the Taliban in southern Afghanistan this week, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence about how many Afghans are surprised and dismayed by the Taliban's continued strength.
An increase in attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan has destabilized the efforts of aid workers, as Lisa Mullins speaks to Anja De Beer, Director of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR).
NATO is under pressure to respond to Russia's recent actions in Georgia, but commitments in Afghanistan and turmoil in the financial world mean there isn't much new money for defense. The World's Laura Lynch reports.
Afghanistan is a nation struggling with violence, corruption, tribal rivalries, and an economy built on the drug trade. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rory Stewart about the challenges in Afghanistan.
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.