• Afghan Army soldiers prepare the coffins for their killed comrades in the morgue of the main hospital in Ghazni, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A roadside bomb killed the five soldiers who were part of a government security force guarding a convoy of trucks in Ghazni's Qarabagh district. Roadside bombs and insurgent attacks killed dozens of people in five separate attacks across Afghanistan as violence steadily rises during this year's spring fighting season, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rah

    Warning comes as militants flood the battlefield and conduct attacks in what could be the most defining spring fighting season of the nearly 12-year-old war.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 18, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT
  • Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf arrives to present party manifesto leaflets to candidates at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, April 15, 2013.

    High court judges disqualified former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from Pakistan's parliamentary election, likely ending any hope of a political comeback.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 17, 2013, 3:18 AM EDT
  • Haji Hussain, 75, who colors clothing for 40 years, takes a freshly colored burqa out for drying outside his small shop in the old town of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 15, 2013. Despite advances in women’s rights, Afghanistan remains a deeply conservative country and most women continue to wear the Burqa. But tradesmen say times are changing in Kabul at least, with demand for burqas declining as young women going to school and taking office jobs refuse to wear the cumbersome garments. (AP Photo/Anja Ni

    Cut-price competition from China and Western influences are leading many urban Afghan women to exchange the full-body cloak for a simple headscarf.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
  • The Pakistani Taliban have denied any role in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people and injured more than 140.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT