Gates Seeks More Military and Civilian Support in Afghanistan

October 16th, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned that it “remains to be seen” whether the allies could better coordinate their work in the country.


Second Taliban Attack Hits Afghan City

October 16th, 2008

Afghan government troops repulsed a fresh attack by Taliban fighters in southwestern Afghanistan and killed at least 18 of them.


With a Collective Shrug, Azerbaijan Votes for Its Leader

October 16th, 2008

The opposition boycotted the election in protest, saying the government had drawn up rules that made it impossible for it to compete. The catch? Few seemed to care.