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Syria is the worst refugee crisis of our generation

In July 2015, the United Nations reported that the number of people fleeing the war in Syria had surpassed 4 million, making it the worst refugee crisis of our generation. The sheer scale of the Syrian exodus becomes evident through a comparison with several other […]

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Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through most of next year and 5,500 when he leaves office in 2017, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands off the […]

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Afghanistan needs reliable heath care facilities

Yes, health care in Afghanistan has undeniably improved since the Taliban regime was toppled 13 years ago; but many of these facilities are at risk as international military forces pull out of the country and aid organizations scale back their efforts.

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Afghanistan slow to improve education

Educating Afghanistan’s next generation is still a major hurdle. More children are going to school than a decade ago, but many girls in remote areas are still being denied schooling by Islamic radicals. Even in the big cities, a quality education is becoming difficult. Many […]

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This week on Full Frame: The Future of Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Africa this week, but once again, the world’s attention is focused on the continent. The future of Africa is rapidly evolving with a new generation of change makers poised to challenge the traditional global perceptions of […]

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Civilians killed by a suicide attack in Afghanistan

Twenty civilians were killed by a suicide attack targeting Afghan national police patrolling a busy market in Faryab Province, northern Afghanistan. Attacks against the Afghan National Security Forces or ANSF have been increasing steadily following the withdrawal of NATO combat troops from Afghanistan back in […]

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Beijing commits resources to Kabul

Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year. While international organizations scale back following the withdrawal of NATO forces, China has promised millions of dollars in investments. China is also mediating between the Afghan government and the Taliban. […]

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Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack Afghan parliament

KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded compound, setting off a gunbattle with police that left two people dead and at least 30 people wounded as lawmakers were […]

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Afghanistan philharmonic gives notes of peace

War-torn Afghanistan is taking time to finish its recovery and reconstruction. Music has been taken out of people’s life for a long time under the rule of Taliban. But a special band of musicians are giving the recovering nation something to smile about.

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Afghan girls going to school despite Taliban

In Afghanistan, young girls are reclaiming their right to an education after decades of war and repression. For five years before the 2001 military invasion that overthrew the Taliban government, women were not allowed outside their homes. Today, a different picture is emerging.

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The Heat discusses the US-Afghan strategic relationship

It was by most accounts a remarkable visit by Afghanistan’s new president. Out were the days of tension and mistrust between former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the U.S. government. In were words of praise, warm greetings and flexibility by an American President willing to […]

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