President Obama has put Afghanistan at the top of his foreign policy agenda. But polls suggest that many Americans don't share the President's view. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Andrew Exum at the Center for a New American Security.
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.
Veteran US diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died. Ambassador Holbrooke was best-known for helping to broker the Dayton Peace agreement. Jeb Sharp reports on what Holbrooke was able to achieve in the first two years of the Obama Administration.
For the Geo Quiz this time: we're looking for a city in the Caribbean once nicknamed "Ciudad Trujillo" or Trujillo's City. The name dates back to the 1930s when this city in the Dominican Republic was ruled by the dictator Rafael Trujillo.
A new study in the American Journal of Public Health shows rates of rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are skyrocketing. Lisa Shannon, Congo activist and author of "A Thousand Sisters" speaks with Anchor Marco Werman
Myanmar (Burma) is changing fast and that includes new opportunities for entrepreneurs. The World's Mary Kay Magistad met up with a Burmese-American and his Burmese partner who are trying to get an import business off the ground there.
As French actor Gérard Depardieu embraces his new Russian citizenship to flee France's 75 percent income tax on millionaires, some observers are reminded that the love-hate relationship between France and Russia has existed for centuries.