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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.

For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

Lots Of Theories But Few Answers To Explain Surge In Afghan Violence

It's been a particularly bloody time in Afghanistan, especially in the capital, Kabul. There are a lot of theories explaining the surge in violence but few clear answers.

Kabul's Police Chief Steps Down Amid Stepped-Up Taliban Attacks

The resignation of Gen. Zahir Zahir came after a series of attacks against foreigners in the capital that are attributed to the Taliban.

Taliban Attack A Second Foreign Guesthouse In Kabul

The militant group targeted a different guesthouse in an attack on Friday. The incidents are part of a major uptick in violence in the country in recent days.

Foreigners Targeted In Multiple Kabul Attacks

There were multiple attacks targeting Westerners in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, on the same day the Afghan parliament approved an agreement to allow some U.S. troops to remain the country.

Attacks In The Afghan Capital Kill 5

A suicide bomb attack on a British diplomatic vehicle killed five people, including a British national. Later, a blast and gunfire were heard in the city's diplomatic area.

Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

The bomber attacked the tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. That came after the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament approved keeping U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.