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
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