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Gunman Reportedly Kills 3 U.S. Contractors In Attack At Kabul Airport

Three Americans who were working as contractors in Afghanistan died in a gunman's attack at Kabul's international airport complex Thursday, according to the AP.

Pakistan Pressures Afghan Refugees To Go Home

Authorities are responding with draconian measures following the massacre of more than 130 students in Pakistan. Officials are focusing on Afghan refugees, even though the killers were Pakistani.

Donating A Single Rollerblade Is Not Going To Help Disaster Victims

Yet that's what someone gave after the Haitian earthquake. A staffer at one nonprofit offers a plan to discourage unuseful donations from individuals and corporations and get what's really needed.

Courted By The U.S. And Russia, Uzbekistan Ignores Critics

Uzbekistan has been a key partner for the U.S. in the Afghan war. Now that the U.S. role in that war is winding down, will Uzbekistan's poor human rights record become more of an issue?

Afghans Take The Stage At Kabul's Emerging Rock Scene

In his final postcard from Afghanistan, NPR's outgoing Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry, a former professional musician, dives into the underground music scene.

Hundreds Of Syrian Migrants Abandoned On Ship Off Italy

The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.

After Years Of Conflict, U.S. Mission Shifts In Afghanistan

With the start of the new year, the more than 10,000 American troops remaining there will take on more of a supporting role. But Afghan forces will still need help fighting the Taliban.

Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.

Army General To Determine Fate of Bowe Bergdahl

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.

On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'

Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.