Afghan leader meets US official following rebuff

The U.S. national security adviser met Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday in Kabul, while the Pentagon urged the leader to change his mind and sign a security pact that would allow thousands of American troops to stay in the country beyond a 2014 withdrawal deadline.
Updated: Nov 25, 01:05 PM

World stocks rise on Iran deal, Wall St momentum

World stocks rose and oil prices fell Monday after world powers and Iran reached a deal on the country’s nuclear program and as Wall Street added to its seven weeks of gains.
Updated: Nov 25, 12:35 PM

Rights group: Afghanistan must reject stoning law

Human Rights Watch called Monday on the Afghan government to reject a proposal to reintroduce public stoning as a punishment for adultery, but the Justice Ministry denied that such a law had been submitted.
Updated: Nov 25, 12:05 PM