An innovative way to discover the story of Palestine
We examine the plight of Sri Lanka's war widows
11 Jun 2010 07:48 GMT | Politics, Asia, US & Canada, Afghanistan, United States
General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of US and Nato troops in Afghanistan, has warned against expecting rapid results from the planned offensive against the Taliban in the southern city of Kandahar.
The military and political efforts against the Taliban around Kandahar, Afghanistan's second largest city, are the next step in the US-led strategy to end a war now in its ninth year.
"I do think it will happen more slowly than we had originally anticipated ... I think it is more important we get it right than we get it fast," McChrystal said.
However, his comment seems to contradict other recent statements made by US leaders on operations in Afghanistan.
Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane takes a looks at the mixed messages and what they all mean.
Source: Al Jazeera
Afghan president calls attack on wedding party a "crime of massive inhuman proportions."
Taliban deny organising attack near Kandahar which also wounded more than 70 people.
Ahead of World Malaria Day, doctors urge governments to find solutions to prevent infection and death.
Health, Africa, Congo
EU politicians are scrambling for solutions after the boat disaster that drowned more than 800 migrants.
Migrants, Europe, Africa
Revolutionary video-sharing site marks a decade of life, but some question whether it has bettered humanity.
Internet, United States, Iran
Student leaders at prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies press for a severance of Israel university ties.
War & Conflict, Europe, Gaza: After the war
Magnitude 7.8 quake northwest of Kathmandu kills at least 1,800 as aftershocks continue amid warnings of more to come.
Natural disasters, Asia, Nepal, India, Earthquake
UN chief asks for urgent moratorium on capital punishment as Indonesia prepares to execute nine for drug offences.
Human Rights, Asia Pacific, Indonesia, Australia, France
Kite-balloons and spectrometers - how community activists use DIY technology to investigate environmental polluters.
Environment, Science & Technology, US & Canada
The story of a young Chinese woman who sells her time online to earn money by helping strangers with their errands.
Business & Economy, Human Rights, China
Fault Lines investigates how the US helped create the world's newest nation, and then watched it spiral into civil war.
War & Conflict, Politics, South Sudan
An examination of the deep wound that remains at the heart of Turkish-Armenian relations.
War & Conflict, Politics, US & Canada