Afghans are facing violent Taliban moves to disrupt their presidential elections and a potential future without foreign troops. But after such a difficult past, many Afghans are excited about the future, as researcher Faiysal AliKhan found during a month-long trip there.
Seeing The News: The annual Tough Guy charity event includes a cross country run and an assault course consisting of water, fire and tunnel obstacles. Also, everyday life for and artists community in Kabul. Plus, we planning a trip to Europa.
Afghans go to the polls this weekend, more than 2,500 candidates are competing for 249 seats in the lower house of parliament. Taliban insurgents are threatening to disrupt the vote. GlobalPost.com correspondent Jean Mackenzie is in Kabul.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
A European court last week gave some measure of justice to a a German man who was mistakenly believed to be an al-Qaeda terrorist, then kidnapped and tortured, supposedly at the behest of the U.S. government. But U.S. officials remain silent about the case.