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Blasts Across Afghanistan Kill Dozens

Three separate explosions Tuesday in Afghanistan have killed dozens of people. The bomb blasts took place in Kabul, the southern city of Kandahar and the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
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Angry Pakistan Boycotts Meeting On Afghanistan

Pakistan remains upset with the United States following the deaths of two dozen Pakistani soldiers last month. The U.S. says it is complying with a Pakistani demand and is leaving an air base in southwest Pakistan.
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Afghan President Pleads For Long-Term Aid

The international community gathered in Germany to talk about how to keep up support for Afghanistan after NATO troops wind down their mission in 2014.
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Afghanistan Meeting Marred By Pakistan's Absence

Envoys from dozens of countries and international organizations meet in Bonn, Germany, hoping to chart a path to peace for Afghanistan. But the conference has been marred by the absence of Pakistan, furious over NATO airstrikes that left two dozen of its soldiers dead last week.
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The Future Of Women's Rights In Afghanistan

More than 80 countries are convening in Germany on Monday to discuss Afghanistan as international troops prepare to withdraw in 2014. Fariba Nawa has documented the devastating effects of the opium trade on Afghanistan — her home country. She speaks with host Michel Martin about the conference and her hopes and fears for Afghanistan's future.
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Diplomats Meet In Germany On Afghanistan's Future

A big international conference is being held in Bonn, Germany, on Monday to help draw up a roadmap for Afghanistan after combat operations there cease at the end of 2014. But Pakistan — a critical player in the Afghanistan conundrum — has said it's boycotting the conference after NATO troops killed 24 Pakistani soldiers during an attack in late November.

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