CNN's Jill Dougherty is invited to attend a wedding in Afghanistan, but there are some traditions outsiders have to observe.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/08/16/dougherty.afghan.wedding.ramadan.cnn"%5D
The Taliban stoned to death a man and a woman in northern Afghanistan for allegedly having an affair, officials said Monday. FULL POST
Kandahar police have seized a truck carrying 17,000 kg (37,478 lbs) of explosives skillfully placed in boxes marked paint and pickles, authorities said.
The truck, with Pakistani license plates, was seized by Kandahar customs agents on Sunday as it came in from the Quetta province in Pakistan, officials said.
"Our enemies use various techniques with the purpose of destroying our country, but our alert police have been defusing their plans, as you see from today's good example," said General Mohammad Shafiq said Sunday.
[Update] Seven soldiers received public recognition for their actions during a Silver Star ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Silver Star recipients downplay their heroism when they talked with CNN at the ceremony.
[Original post] It's been clear for months that the fighting in Afghanistan is more intense than it's been since the war there started nearly nine years ago. Yet, from the midst of those increasingly violent firefights come some amazing stories of heroism.
On Monday, seven soldiers will receive public recognition for their actions during a Silver Star ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The medals - the third-highest award for valor in the Army - are being awarded for five separate battles over a span of more than two years. FULL POST