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Kidnapping Is A Rising Concern For Aid Workers Around The World

A court award of half a million dollars to a kidnapped aid worker — and an increase in kidnappings — has spurred humanitarian groups to create better security plans.
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Kabul Bombing Leaves At Least 80 Dead

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200 Saturday. Reporter Jennifer Glasse speaks from Kabul.
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Dozens Killed In Attack On Protest March Of Minority Hazara Community In Kabul

Afghan authorities say that at least 80 people were killed and 231 were injured in the attack. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, saying it was targeting a "gathering of Shiites."
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Defense Secretary: Turkey's Turmoil Shouldn't Harm Battle Against ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. was surprised by the attempted coup in Turkey, but he does not expect it to affect the campaign against the Islamic State.
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With Administrative Corruption In Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Presence Won't 'Make Any Difference'

U.S. soldiers are staying on in Afghanistan. Sarah Chayes, with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more troops won't solve the real problem.
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U.S. Should Keep Its Presence In Iraq, Afghanistan, Retired Gen. Dempsey Says

David Greene talks to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey about the fight against ISIS, which despite geographic losses, has managed to carry out a wave of attacks.
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Family, Friends To Honor NPR Photographer David Gilkey

NPR's Tom Bowman has been bringing us stories from his recent trip to Afghanistan. It was on that trip that a Taliban ambush killed NPR photographer David Gilkey and interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.
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Obama Slows Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Again

President Obama announced Wednesday more U.S. troops than planned will remain in Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency.
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CHART: How The U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan Have Changed Under Obama

Once upon a time, President Obama said he wanted to pull almost all troops out of Afghanistan. That has proved way harder than he thought.
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Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No End

The most critical question in Afghanistan today is whether the Afghan military can keep the country safe from the Taliban. An NPR team went looking for the answer, and two of the group were killed.

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