Washington - An upcoming U.S. visit by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai could be called off if he continues to make troubling political statements, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
President Obama invited Karzai to visit Washington on May 12, but Gibbs said that subsequent "troubling and untruthful remarks" by the Afghan president have raised questions about the value of such a meeting. FULL POST
Jalozai Refugee camp, outside of Peshawar, is one of the largest refugee camps in Pakistan. I recently visited the overcrowded camp, meeting refugees who fled fighting in Pakistan's tribal area. While there, I photographed some of the more than 100,000 people who are now taking shelter in the camp.
KABUL, Afghanistan - A celebration of life turned to tears and blood on a cold February night when a NATO raid now under investigation robbed Mohammed Sabir of five family members.
Sabir, who lives in the small village of Khataba in eastern Afghanistan, said his family threw a party on February 12, welcoming his infant nephew to the world. Among the guests were his brothers Mohammad Daoud - the new baby's father and a criminal investigator from a nearby district - and Mohammad Zahir, a prosecutor, Sabir told CNN by telephone Tuesday.
The night was filled with music and laughter, he said, and the party lasted well into the early morning hours.
As the party began to wane, one of Sabir's brothers made a startling discovery. FULL POST
KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 27 Taliban members were killed in northwestern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a government official said.
The deaths occurred in a NATO and Afghan army operation targeting militants in Baghdis province. The precise location is Joye Kuwaja village of the province's Ballah Morgha district, the head of the governor's office staff said.
Among those slain in what is described as an ongoing operation were seven Taliban commanders.