French Defense Minister Hervé Morin arrived in Afghanistan accompanied by seventeen relatives of French soldiers killed in an August 18 ambush that shocked France and sparked a heated debate about the country's involvement in Afghanistan.
FRANCE 24's Claire Billet spent a few days with Taliban fighters and accompanied them during one of their operations against Afghan security forces. Scroll down to read about Billet's encounter with the insurgents.
Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, Pakistan's tribal zones are the ground zero of the "war on terror". Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has pledged to fight terrorism. But it's not easy to play sheriff when the laws are the heart of the problem.
A senior White House official said Tuesday that several allied countries would reduce their forces in Iraq to just a "handful" before the end of the year. President Bush on Tuesday also announced a US troop drawdown.
Afghan archaeologist Zameryalai Tarzi and his team have discovered the remains of an ancient 19-metre-long (62-foot) "sleeping Buddha" in central Afghanistan's Bamiyan a government official said Monday.