At least five people were killed on Sunday when Taliban suicide attackers targeted a major US base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, highlighting the country’s security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO troop pullout.
We bring you an exclusive report on Afghanistan's militias, who will play a role in the country's coalition-free future. Next, is India ready for the supermarket experience? As the parliament goes to a vote, foreign companies are hoping for a good deal. Finally, are we talking "historical facts" or the ultimate provocation? Beijing's newly unveiled passport makes waves in the South China Sea.
French combat troops have pulled out of the Kapisa region of Afghanistan, where they had been in charge of training up the Afghan National Army, whose forces will replace them. It's been 11 years since the French military was first deployed in the country and 88 of their number have been killed in action there. President François Hollande had vowed to bring the soldiers as soon as possible, but 1,500 will stay in Afghanistan for the time being.
US soldier Robert Bales (pictured right), accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers, appeared before a military court on Monday. Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty against Bales for what they described as a "premeditated" attack.
First, Pakistan's schools are coming under attack from the Taliban, putting the education of future generations in jeopardy. Next, how Pakistanis and the people of Afghanistan believe the US presidential elections will effect their lives. Finally, how the centuries old art of snake charming in India is under threat from the authorities.
Kati Marton, a former ABC News correspondent, speaks to François Picard about Richard Holbrooke, her late husband who passed away suddenly in 2010. As a US diplomat, he negotiated the Dayton peace accords in Bosnia and was Barack Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kati Marton has written about Holbrooke in her new book, 'Paris: A Love Story'.
At least 32 people were killed and scores left wounded on Friday when a suicide bomber targeted a mosque in northern Afghanistan just as worshippers held morning prayers at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Two US soldiers were shot and killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform Thursday in Uruzgan province, the latest insider attack targeting foreign forces. More than 50 NATO soldiers have been killed in similar attacks this year.
We introduce you to the man behind Pakistan's nuclear standing, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, a controversial figure with high-flying political ambitions. Next, we head to Afghanistan where our reporters take you behind the scenes of Kabul’s high-security airport. Finally, a fiery argument between Australian politicians brings new meaning to the word "misogyny".