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All Things Considered

With New Security Agreement, U.S. Mission In Afghanistan Continues

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Despite President Obama's assertion that the combat mission in Afghanistan would be over by the end of 2014, the new agreement means that 10,000 U.S. troops will still be in harm's way.

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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

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WNYC News

From Afghanistan, Cuomo Pledges 'Most Sophisticated' Security for NY

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The governor continued to meet with military and intelligence officials in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Refugees Find Afghanistan Less Than Hospitable

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Currently, there are about 100 refugees living in Afghanistan. But the country has no asylum laws, and the refugees are fighting for legal status or resettlement elsewhere.

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WNYC News

Governor Cuomo Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cuomo is among a bipartisan group of governors invited to Afghanistan by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

Monday, September 22, 2014

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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Morning Edition

Presidential Rivals In Afghanistan End Dispute

Monday, September 22, 2014

A power-sharing deal announced over the weekend ends the long dispute over who will lead Afghanistan. Afghan election officials announced that Ashraf Ghani is the country's next president.

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Afghan Presidential Rivals End Dispute — And A Long Election Season

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The top two presidential candidates in Afghanistan shake hands and sign a power-sharing deal, ending months of bitter disputes over who will succeed Hamid Karzai.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Sunday, September 21, 2014

When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.

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Afghan Rivals Have Signed Power-Sharing Agreement

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The country's presidential election, which has been disputed for months, is finally be coming to an end, as the two candidates signed a deal Sunday to create a unity government.

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Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can.

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Morning Edition

Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded nearly 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.

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PRI's The World

Henry Kissinger would not have supported the Iraq War if he'd known what he knows now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Henry Kissinger grapples with the underpinnings of global conflict in his new book "World Order." He spoke with PRI's The World host Marco Werman today about a range of issues, including the war on ISIS. But when we asked about his role in the 1973 coup in Chile, he refused to answer.

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All Things Considered

As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Applications are soaring for a special U.S. visa program for Afghans. But many applicants don't qualify and are trying to bluff, bribe or buy their way in.

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PRI's The World

Here's how a military interpreter made it from danger in Afghanistan to safety in the US

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Signing up to interpret for the US military in Afghanistan was the beginning of a long, tragic journey for Mohammad Usafi. Because of his work, the Taliban killed his father and threatened his family. Now, he's living in California and hoping to get his relatives to safety as well.

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Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

Friday, September 05, 2014

A senior State Department official says the flight from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan was rerouted because of a "bureaucratic issue." The State Department says the plane has now landed in Dubai.

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Morning Edition

Romanian Hub Used By U.S. Military Is In A Strategic Location

Friday, September 05, 2014

There are 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 20,000 will head home shortly. Millions of them transited in and out through a base in Kyrgyzstan, until the government there didn't renew the lease.

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Morning Edition

As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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