August 26th, 2010
10:20 PM ET

Golfing in Kabul

A dirt road leads to the "Kabul Golf Club," the only golf course in Afghanistan. The course was opened in 1967, but shut down when the Taliban gained power in Afghanistan's civil war.

The nine-hole course reopened in 2004 - after the fairways were cleared of abandoned Soviet tank parts, artillery pieces and mines. (More on the golf course)

August 26th, 2010
03:49 PM ET

Investigators probe deadly shootout

Investigators were traveling to western Afghanistan on Thursday to probe a shootout that killed two Spanish soldiers, an interpreter and a police officer. FULL POST

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August 26th, 2010
03:47 PM ET

U.S. soldiers charged with conspiracy in killings

 Five U.S. soldiers facing murder charges in the deaths of three Afghan civilians earlier this year have now been charged with "conspiracy to commit premeditated murder," and seven more soldiers have been charged in connection with the probe into the incidents.  FULL POST

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Photo Spotlight: Making friendship bracelets
August 26th, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Photo Spotlight: Making friendship bracelets

A young Afghan boy and his sisters learn to make friendship bracelets from U.S. Air Force Capt. Mary Danner-Jones during a Girl Scout meeting in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Danner-Jones is a member of the Nangarhar Provincial Reconstruction team stationed at Forward Operating Base Finley Shields in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

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August 26th, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Attack kills 8 Afghan police

Eight policemen were killed and one wounded Thursday in an insurgent attack on a police post in Kunduz province, northeast of Afghanistan, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. A group of insurgents attacked the post early in the morning, said the spokesman, Mohibullah, who only goes by one name. A tenth policeman survived the attack, he said.