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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Explosion In Afghan Capital Kabul

A week ago, the Taliban announced they were launching their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan. Tuesday morning, a suicide bomber was followed by gunmen who staged an attack in Kabul.
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'The Envoy': Zalmay Khalilzad's Journey From Afghanistan To The White House

As U.S. ambassador in Iraq and Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad was unique — "a son of the soil" — as he puts it in his new memoir. He talks to Renee Montagne about his book, The Envoy.
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Survivors Of Afghan Hospital Bombing Dissatisfied With Compensation Plan

It's been six months since 42 people were killed when U.S. forces bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan. The injured and families of the dead are to receive condolence money of up to $6,000.
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Prominent Young Afghans Press For Change Through Intellectual Soldiering

The worsening situation with Afghanistan's national unity government triggered a mass exodus of young Afghans. Yet some are staying, hoping to save their nation by pressing for change from within.
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After Fleeing The Taliban, An Afghan Reinvents Himself In Sweden

An electrician who fled Afghanistan after the Taliban tried to force him to smuggle bombs into a military camp is starting a new life. He has just been approved to start a forestry apprenticeship.
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For Veterans, A 'Sense Of Purpose' Hard To Find In Life After Iraq

Rachel Martin talks to Matt Sherman — who spent 13 years as a civilian working in Iraq and Afghanistan — about his deployment and readjustment to life in the United States.
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Once Again, Travel Is The Target — Can Airlines Keep Bouncing Back?

Airline officials say travelers get attacked because aviation "brings the world together and fosters greater understanding." They predict that after a period of disruption, air travel will rebound.
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Turkey And The EU Strike Controversial Migration Deal In Brussels

The European Union and Turkey have reached agreement on a plan aimed at stemming the massive flow of people into Europe. It likely will impact the fates of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees.
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Afghanistan Show Aims To Fix City Problems

"Cleaning Your City" is a radio show in Afghanistan where the hosts field complaints from citizens, and call people in power to fix the problems. NPR's Melissa Block talks to co-host Massood Sanjer.
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Humanitarian Fears Grow After Balkan Nations Shut Borders To Migrants

The closures by Macedonia, Slovenia and other countries have effectively cut off the main migrant route to northern Europe. That's drawing criticism from rights advocates and Germany's Angela Merkel.

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