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Earthquake In Northern Afghanistan Rattles Region

The epicenter of the magnitude-7.5 quake was in a region straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan and was felt strongly in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Why U.S. Engagement In Afghanistan Has Had Mixed Results

President Obama announced that the U.S. will remain in Afghanistan through 2017. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the Afghan ambassador to the United States and a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
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A U.S. Policy Shift In Afghanistan — And What It Means For The Future

Michel Martin speaks with Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al-Jazeera Arabic, about President Obama's plan to leave 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

Now that the Obama administration has decided to keep U.S. forces in the country longer than initially planned, the 14-year conflict will likely be handed to his successor.
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Violence Escalates In Afghanistan As The Taliban, ISIS Fight Over Turf

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to New York Times reporter Mujib Mashal about the clashes between the Taliban and ISIS, and the struggles of Afghan civilians caught in the middle.
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Week In Politics: U.S. Troops In Afghanistan, Democratic Presidential Debate

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's decision to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and break down the first Democratic presidential debate.
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John Kerry: Russia Has No 'Easy Track' In Syria

Russia's intervention in Syria's civil war could end up helping Islamic militants, the secretary of state told NPR's Steve Inskeep. "That would be absurd, it would be a farce," Kerry said.
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U.S. Decision To Delay Troop Withdrawal Puts Some Afghans At Ease

President Obama announced his decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer on Thursday. NPR visited the capital, Kabul, to gauge the Afghan public's response.
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Obama Announces Decision To Delay Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

President Obama announced Thursday he has abandoned his plan to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.
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Pledging To End Two Wars, Obama Finds Himself Entangled In Three

The president wanted to bring home all U.S. troops during his tenure. But it now looks like U.S. forces will be fighting — on a limited basis — in a trio of wars when he leaves the White House.

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