French President, visiting violence-hit African country, says French involvement is needed "to avoid carnage".
The long delayed Periodic Review Boards have resumed work amid charges of secrecy and obstruction.
Draft revision of penal code includes public punishment for married adulterers, a move harking back to Taliban rule.
Afghans tell Pentagon chief, who did not meet Karzai while in Kabul, that pact will be inked in "a very timely manner.
Troops transport from Burundi to Central African Republic approved after French request for logistical support.
Drone strikes have exacerbated an already tense situation between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US.
Afghan leader's sudden change in rhetoric on Kabul-Washington security agreement calls fate of pact into question.
Hamid Karzai says attack shows American forces do not respect Afghan lives and casts doubt on security pact.
The Canadian military said three, and possibly four, soldiers who served in Afghanistan killed themselves in one week.
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