In Afghanistan, women's groups are claiming a rare victory.Last winter, the government was planning to bring battered women's shelters under government control.Women's rights advocates sprang into action, complaining that the new rules would turn shelters into virtual prisons for women who had run a
Last weekend marked a milestone for Afghanistan's Parliament that should have been cause for celebration: It's been a year since Afghans braved the threat of insurgent violence to go to the polls to pick a new legislature.But a dispute over election results has smoldered between President Hamid Karz
Insurgents fired rockets and assault rifles in the direction of the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other official buildings Tuesday as gunfire and explosions rocked the heart of the Afghan capital.
At least 77 American soldiers are wounded after a truck bomb targeted a base west of Kabul. Two separate roadside bombs have killed 10 Afghan civilians.At an American military base in Wardak Province, a truck full of firewood rammed into the main gate before exploding in flames and shrapnel.