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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.

Fight Against Corruption In Afghanistan Press On

Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. He recently released a report highlighting significant waste, fraud and abuse in the U.S. funded program.

2 U.S. Soldiers Among More Than A Dozen Killed In Afghan Attacks

An Afghan Supreme Court official and 12 mine clearers were also among those killed in several attacks since late Friday.

How Can The Rule Of Law Bring "Justness" And Not Just Justice?

Sharing cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan, shows how a country's laws can bring both justice and "justness."