An Italian woman official with the International Organisation for Migration died after she was badly burned in a Taliban attack in Kabul in May.
The US said main dialogue on the reconciliation process is between the Taliban and Afghan government but would have separate talks with it on some issues which America wants to discuss directly.
An Afghan government panel acknowledged today that detainees face widespread torture but denied there is systematic abuse in government-run prisons.
Amidst talk of reconciliation with the Taliban in Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said it is too early for the Karzai government to be able to persuade top Taliban leaders to shun their violent ways.
The Afghanistan government on Monday
closed the Torkham post along the frontier with Pakistan as a
reaction to a decision by authorities here to restrict the
movement of illegal borders crossers.
Day in Pics: 27th August
August 27, 2014
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