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.
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.
Afghanistan's election commission has said that with less than 10 percent of votes counted, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has a presidential election lead. Full preliminary results are scheduled for April 24.
Just after the historic presidential elections in Afghanistan, initial complaints about vote rigging have been issued. The extent to which electoral fraud may have taken place cannot yet be determined in a precise way.
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