Politiker-Reisen nach Afghanistan - ein Albtraum für die Verantwortlichen für die Sicherheit. Umso überraschender war jetzt der Flug von Verteidigungsminister de Maiziere: Er kam mit einer ganz normalen Regierungsmaschine direkt ins Land geflogen.
An Afghan security guard has opened fire at a hospital run by a US charity in Kabul, killing three American doctors, according to officials. It is the latest in a series of attacks targeting foreigners in Afghanistan.
Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has retained a strong lead in the country's presidential polls, taking more than 80 percent of votes counted. However, a run-off between the top two still looks likely.
Not many people in Pakistan expect much from the peace talks between the government and the Taliban, but after months of futile negotiations, they are getting increasingly frustrated.
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