April 15th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

Women of Afghanistan's future

A mother and daughter from Afghanistan trying to bring change through business. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


Filed under: Women's issues
April 15th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

Pakistan pressures the U.S.

Pakistan positions itself for a U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

April 11th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

Updating technology in Afghanistan

A company is adding jobs and producing electricity for residents in Afghanistan.


Filed under: Life and Culture
April 7th, 2011
08:17 AM ET

Protesters in Kabul: 'Death to America'

A demonstration in Kabul on Thursday over the burning of a Quran by a U.S. pastor was peaceful, even if the rhetoric from protesters was not.

"The protesters were calling 'Death to America,' 'Death to Obama,'" protest organizer Abdul Fatah Jawad told CNN. "(W)e blame Terry Jones for his action (but) we also believe that American government is behind this burning of the Quran."

"Also, we have sent an official letter to the Afghan government demanding Terry Jones be sent to court in one of the Islamic countries for punishment," Jawad said.

The organizer said teachers, students and ordinary Afghans took part in the demonstration while police kept an eye. FULL POST

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Filed under: Daily Developments
April 6th, 2011
02:18 PM ET

ISAF accident, friendly fire lead to deaths

Two NATO-led soldiers died in a friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, and a civilian was killed in an accident with a coalition convoy in the Afghan capital, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

An ISAF Joint Command incident assessment team is looking into the troop deaths, which occurred Wednesday. There were no details about what happened, and the precise location of the incident was not available.

ISAF said it plans to "determine the circumstances" of the friendly fire, the term for troops killing or injuring their allies or comrades.

In Kabul, the nation's capital, the civilian was killed and two others were injured when one of the three ISAF vehicles in the convoy "accidentally struck some civilians who were in the road," ISAF said.

"A nearby ISAF patrol provided a security cordon while first aid was administered." The injured were taken to a medical facility, the statement said, adding that no shots were fired by ISAF members.

The ISAF is the NATO-led mission helping the Afghan government in stabilizing the country and establishing security.

April 6th, 2011
10:21 AM ET

Two tankers carrying fuel for U.S., NATO troops destroyed

Militants in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan torched two tankers carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, a police official said.

Abdul Aziz Bangulzai said armed militants initially opened fire on tankers and then set them on fire in the Bolan district.

"Four militants on two motorcycles attacked (the) NATO supply and managed to escape from the spot," Bangulzai said.

He said no one was injured, but the tankers were destroyed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militants in the region have frequently targeted Pakistani security forces and supply trucks headed for Afghanistan in an effort to undermine U.S. and NATO efforts there. More than half of the supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan travels through Pakistan.

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April 6th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

Deadly violence after Quran burning

The New York Times' Roger Cohen is angry over the deadly violence in Afghanistan following the Florida Quran burning.

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Filed under: Understanding Afghanistan
April 5th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Hamid Karzai to blame for Afghan riots?

Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali discuss America's struggle in Afghanistan following riots over a Quran burning in Florida.

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Protests continue in Afghanistan against Quran burning
Afghans pray inside the Hazrat-i Ali shrine in Mazar-i-Sharif where an angry mob stormed a U.N. compound on April 1.
April 5th, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Protests continue in Afghanistan against Quran burning

About 1,000 protesters gathered in front of Kabul University on Tuesday morning, as protests continue throughout Afghanistan to condemn the burning of a Quran by a pastor in the United States.

The demonstrators marched toward the city center amid a heavy police presence but without incident, said Kabul City police official Abdullah Mahboob.

The sight was in marked contrast to earlier demonstrations, some of which turned deadly.

On Sunday, police and stone-throwing demonstrators clashed in Kandahar with as many as three people killed in the violence.

At least nine people were killed and 73 injured in Kandahar on Saturday, and 12 people died Friday - including seven U.N. employees - when angry demonstrators stormed a U.N. compound in Mazar-i-Sharif.

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April 5th, 2011
10:33 AM ET

Warrior robots in Afghanistan

Robots haven't taken over the future, but they may be taking over combat in Afghanistan. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reports.