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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays.
  • Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military

    Pakistan's government pushes back against the long-powerful military
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — For most of Pakistan's history, the powerful military has held sway over elected officials or simply dumped them from power. Just ask Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted as prime minister in the last military coup, 15 years ago....

    Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul

    Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul. Hours...

    Early Afghanistan election results show tight race

    Early Afghanistan election results show tight race
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan on Sunday released the first preliminary results in its presidential election, which showed a close race between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, with neither man...

    Hagel: Talk about 'zero option' in Afghanistan is a negative for U.S.

    Hagel: Talk about 'zero option' in Afghanistan is a negative for U.S.
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he wishes that unnamed White House aides would stop suggesting that it would be OK for the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan. He said he worries about a resurgence of old-fashioned nationalism...