What you need to know about the Afghan elections
September 16th, 2010
07:24 AM ET

What you need to know about the Afghan elections

Afghanistan will hold parliamentary elections Saturday for only the second time since the Taliban were ousted from power. At stake are all 249 seats in the Wolesi Jirga. Who's running for office, how does the process work and what does it mean for the U.S. and other coalition forces there? Here's what you need to know: FULL POST

June 22nd, 2010
03:15 PM ET

Report: Afghan drug addiction twice global average

Nearly 1 million Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 are drug addicts, according to a new survey.

That would be about 8 percent of the population, or twice the global average, according to a report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. FULL POST

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