Afghanistan

Development & Education

Have we been duped? The successful building of schools in Afghanistan may be overstated

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.

Politics

Italy calls for exit from Afghanistan

Italy's Prime Minister says he wants Italian troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. That's after six Italian soldiers participating in NATO operations in Afghanistan died yesterday in a suicide bomb attack. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Politics

US allies await decision on Afghanistan

The US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, is reported to have asked for up to forty-thousand more soldiers to head to the region. And he's hoping many of those troops will come from outside the US. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Politics

Grief-stricken mother receives apology

Britain's mission in Afghanistan has taken a deeply emotional turn. The grieving mother of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan has confronted Prime Minister Gordon Brown, forcing him to make a very public apology. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Politics

Canada's stake in Afghanistan

President Obama's decision on whether to deploy more US troops to Afghanistan will certainly affect the more than 2800 Canadian troops in Afghanistan right now. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Graeme Smith, with Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper.

Politics

The new mission in Afghanistan

Reporter Ben Gilbert reports on how one military unit in Afghanistan is trying to implement the new US strategy in the country. Gilbert is embedded with the Fourth Infantry Division's First Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment.

Conflict & Justice

Taliban ?forced from strongholds'

On day three of Operation Moshtarak, senior Afghan officers said areas around Marjah were being cleared of insurgents. The campaign aims to put areas back under Afghan government control. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Rod Norland of the New York Times.

Politics

Secret US prison in Afghanistan

The US airbase in Bagram, Afghanistan is the site of a major detention facility. But the Red Cross has confirmed the existence of a second jail where former prisoners say they were abused. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Hilary Anderson.

Conflict & Justice

US Afghanistan commander fired

The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.