Georgia's track record as a dependable NATO ally and its geostrategic importance make a convincing case for the country's membership to the Alliance.
Insurgents dug a tunnel in volatile Sangin district and then blew it up before their fighters could attack the compound.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman says that the Taliban singled out 45 old men from a funeral procession carrying the deceased employee's coffin to a graveyard.
CIA-funded paramilitaries are wreaking havoc in Afghanistan.
Police were fighting the Taliban in Helmand province late on Thursday when the Afghan forces called for air support. Eight Afghan policemen were killed and 11 more injured in what appears to be a mistake.
Afghan politics has always been a complicated and ruthless affair, yet Karzai has withstood the turbulence like no leader before him.
Foreign invaders and elite urban Afghans have long underestimated or ignored rural Afghanistan, and they have all paid the price of doing so.
Taliban fighters have killed 12 more Afghan troops in the siege of a government building that has continued into its second day.
Meanwhile, around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban in the western Badghis province.
The provincial governor's office said 16 other troops were wounded in the attack that began Friday and continued into Saturday in Wahser district.
The pre-dawn assault in Helmand province's Shorab military base, one of the largest military installations in the country, also left at least 20 insurgents dead, officials say.
Sixteen civilians from the same extended family killed by an air strike in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, said an official.
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