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Let's go back to Professor Tao Wenzhao now to talk more about reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Professor Tao, the security situation isn't improving.
Many in the international community are concerned about the effect this will have on the nation moving forward. What's your take?
Thursday marks Afghanistan's 91st Independence Day, but few celebrations are being held due to the country's deteriorating security situation. <Full story>
Today marks the 90st anniversary of the founding of Afghanistan. Officials in the war-torn country, are using the day to highlight the importance of continuing with reconstruction despite the setbacks. <Full story>