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Afghan Women Fight Back, Preserve Shelters

Women's groups in Afghanistan rose up in protest when the government said it was planning to take control of women's shelters. After months of discussion, the government backed down. The shelters will remain independent and are able to receive money from donors.
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U.S. Rebukes Pakistan For Ties To Afghan Extremists

During a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, the top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, issued a stern warning to Pakistan over ties between that country's spy agency and groups attacking U.S. forces in Afghanistan. But it's unclear what the U.S. proposes to do in response.
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Afghanistan's Former President Rabbani Assassinated

Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the Afghan Peace Council and former president of Afghanistan, was killed in a bombing in the nation's capital.
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Afghan Parliament Still Stymied By Election Dispute

It's been a year since Afghanistan elected a parliament. But a dispute between President Hamid Karzai and lawmakers has kept the Parliament from passing any significant laws.
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U.S. Now Relies On Alternate Afghan Supply Routes

The Pentagon began the Northern Distribution Network at the end of 2008, bypassing Pakistan to supply military operations in Afghanistan. Those routes have become even more critical as U.S.-Pakistan relations have deteriorated.
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A Long, Turbulent Journey For Afghan Female Pilot

Latifa Nabizada began her air force career more than two decades ago, when the Soviet Union was still occupying Afghanistan. She is the only female pilot in the country's history, and has a dedicated, if unusual, flying companion.

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