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Presidential Rivals In Afghanistan End Dispute

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

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

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

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

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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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

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

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

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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Charter Plane Carrying Americans Ordered To Land In Iran

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

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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