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TED Radio Hour

How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."

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Morning Edition

Kabul Postcard: A Neighborhood In Transition

Friday, December 12, 2014

As NPR Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry wraps up his assignment, he assesses the change in his neighborhood, which has gone from dirt streets to upscale shopping centers.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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U.S. Says It Has Closed Its Final Detention Center In Afghanistan

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The U.S. said it closed its facility at Bagram, ending a controversial chapter in American history. The U.S. said it no longer holds any prisoners in Afghanistan.

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Fresh Air

Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.

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How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Monday, December 08, 2014

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.

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6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

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American Hostage Killed During Rescue Attempt In Yemen

Saturday, December 06, 2014

American photojournalist Luke Somers was killed during a rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Sean Carberry in Afghanistan about what happened.

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Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.

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Q&A: J is for Jihad

Saturday, December 06, 2014

A new book argues that education aid, when done badly, can bring the opposite of peace.

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Morning Edition

At Afghan Conference, Western Governments Affirm Their Commitments

Friday, December 05, 2014

Some 50 countries met in London this week to boost Afghanistan's prospects after foreign combat forces withdraw at the end of the year. The gathering was intended to help chart the country's future.

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All Things Considered

Afghan Activists Hope For Larger Say In Country's Future

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

About 50 civil society activists from Afghanistan are in London for a major international conference. They hope to have a larger say in their country's future than they have in the past.

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Morning Edition

International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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All Things Considered

Lots Of Theories But Few Answers To Explain Surge In Afghan Violence

Monday, December 01, 2014

It's been a particularly bloody time in Afghanistan, especially in the capital, Kabul. There are a lot of theories explaining the surge in violence but few clear answers.

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Kabul's Police Chief Steps Down Amid Stepped-Up Taliban Attacks

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The resignation of Gen. Zahir Zahir came after a series of attacks against foreigners in the capital that are attributed to the Taliban.

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Taliban Attack A Second Foreign Guesthouse In Kabul

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The militant group targeted a different guesthouse in an attack on Friday. The incidents are part of a major uptick in violence in the country in recent days.

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All Things Considered

Foreigners Targeted In Multiple Kabul Attacks

Thursday, November 27, 2014

There were multiple attacks targeting Westerners in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, on the same day the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to allow some U.S. troops to remain the country.

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Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.

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Morning Edition

Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

Monday, November 24, 2014

The bomber attacked the tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. That came after the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament approved keeping U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.

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