October 28th, 2010
10:11 AM ET

Audit: Money spent by contractors unaccounted for

An audit has found that the U.S. government is doing a poor job of  accounting for billions of dollars spent by the contractors rebuilding Afghanistan.  This comes as the Afghan government is starting to phase out private security contractors in Afghanistan that are not involved in protecting diplomats and embassies.   FULL STORY


Filed under: Daily Developments
October 28th, 2010
10:02 AM ET

French troops may begin withdrawing next year

France and some other NATO nations may begin to withdraw some troops from Afghanistan next year - but the move is not tied to a threat issued against the country supposedly by Osama bin Laden, the country's defense minister said Thursday.  FULL STORY


Filed under: Daily Developments • NATO • Troops
October 28th, 2010
09:53 AM ET

Afghan wedding party ends in disaster

The second story of a house collapsed under the weight of a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, killing 65 people - most of them women and children - an official said Thursday. FULL STORY


Filed under: Daily Developments