One in 11 women die in childbirth and 87 percent are illiterate.
U.S. and NATO airstrikes have long been a bitter issue with Afghans, but observers said Karzai's latest comments were the strongest yet.
International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.
International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.
The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!
A series of scandals scratched the shining image of the scion of conservative Bavarian circles. But the Bundestag once again defied German majority opinion and voted to continue the use of troops in Afghanistan.
It's' time to take these proposals seriously, for the sake of all concerned, in Afghanistan and here at home.
China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.
On the first such occasion in German history, President Horst Koehler, only a year into his second term, told a sudden press conference Monday that he was immediately resigning.
Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.