US President Donald Trump has called off the talks between the US and Taliban that were taking place mostly in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. American negotiators have come home. But for some members of the Taliban, Qatar is home. How did that come to be, given that the Taliban is mainly an Afghan group?
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, says he's free of the corruption and violence that taint many Afghan politicians. And after quickly signing a long-delayed security pact with the US, he's looking for other ways to break with the country's recent past.
Between them, Randy Kaplan and Zoltan Marian have collected more than 2000 autographs of heads of states, royals and popes. They share a kind of ethical code, but differ when it comes to who will they include in their collections.
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.
Those hoping for a peaceful agreement to the long-standing conflict between the United States and Afghanistan on one side and the Taliban were disappointed Wednesday after Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai announced his government's withdrawal from the talks.
Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found ï¿½clear and convincing evidence of fraudï¿½.
Election results in Afghanistan show incumbent president Hamid Karzai winning re-election; But allegations of fraud continue to mar the process. Now EU observers say that up to 25% the ballots cast are suspect. The World's Jason Margolis has details.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Sarah Chayes about new results showing incumbent president Hamid Karzai as winner of last month's presidential election. Chayes is an adviser to ISAF in Afghanistan and head of a non-profit organization for women in Kandahar.
Afghans went to the polls in August. The poll has been beset by serious fraud allegations and the UN-backed election complaints commission ordered a partial recount. Marco Werman talks with Dr. Abdullah about democracy in Afghanistan.
Since US forces ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan in late 2001, the face of Afghan leadership has belonged principally to one man: Hamid Karzai. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the changing image in the west of Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai.
Afghanistan might be heading toward a power sharing agreement between the two leading presidential candidates. The model has been tried in other nations but the results were mixed, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.