The former Johns Hopkins professor could be Afghanistan's next president. And he's willing to do whatever it takes—including selecting a brutal warlord as a running mate.
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How a team of sneaky librarians duped Al Qaeda.
Is a battle between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood what Egyptian citizens had in mind for a new democracy? Ty McCormick looks at the unraveling of a revolution.
Spring rainfall in Afghanistan has been steadily decreasing and the country's crop supplies are beginning to dwindle--more than a third of all Afghans will not have enough to eat this fall.
Untrained militiamen, also known as arbakis, living in southeastern Afghanistan are preparing to stop the Taliban insurgency, but they lack proper weapons to defend their lands.
The Taliban is on the march in the northern province of Balkh, not least in poor, rural villages like Kampirak where drought, isolation, and government neglect have fueled discontent.
Many Afghan citizens have become skeptical of the U.S. military presence in the country, hinting at a possible collaboration between the superpower and the Taliban.
Thousands of people have been injured by years of wartime activity in Afghanistan, but only a select group of people receive aid for their disabilities.
Land mines and old ordnance kill or injure, on average, 40 Afghans each month. This week, four children in Mazar-e-Sharif were the newest victims.
Northern Sudan has taken control of Abyei in a blatant violation of the CPA, leaving many to wonder, "Is Sudan sliding toward civil war?".
Who controls Faryab province, the police or the Taliban? For the time being, the region is in the grip of these two warring groups, but the police force is overwhelmed and losing ground.
Osama bin Laden's death may have made headlines in the United States, but, in a village in northern Afghanistan, few have heard of the Al Qaeda leader.