Italian woman injured in Taliban attack dies

An Italian woman official with the International Organisation for Migration died after she was badly burned in a Taliban attack in Kabul in May.

Main dialogue between Taliban and Afghan Govt: US

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.

Prisoner abuse not systematic: Afghan government

An Afghan government panel acknowledged today that detainees face widespread torture but denied there is systematic abuse in government-run prisons.

Too early for Afghan govt to woo Taliban to lay down arms: Gates

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.

Afghan govt shutdown border post amid row with Pak

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.