June has been the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and civilian fatalities are also running high with Taliban forces operating on both sides of the Pakistani border
Pakistan's security forces are continuing to pursue Islamist militias that threaten the northwest city of Peshawar; David Rhode co-wrote a recent article on the topic and he talks with anchor Marco Werman.
The new American commander of NATO forces says the Taliban aren't all that "resurgent,ï¿½ and The World's Quil Lawrence gets an assessment of the fight against the Afghan group from General David McKiernan.
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.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan because militants from Pakistan have been making cross-border raids; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Kabul.
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 52 people and wounding more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October.
Khalida Popal did not let the harassment by the Taliban stop her from playing soccer. But daily death threats left her no choice — she fled her homeland and ended up in Denmark. Today she prepares a team of Mexican teenagers who will compete in the upcoming Street Child World Cup.
Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organizations said in a report on Sunday.