Archives: Afghanistan

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Podcast renews controversy over soldier who abandoned post

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Debate reignited this week over the case of Bowe Bergdahl — the U.S. Army sergeant who deserted his Afghanistan post in 2009, only to be captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders outraged by U.S. attack on hospital

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An airstrike on a hospital in Northern Afghanistan over the weekend has an international aid organization demanding answers.
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Afghan translators struggle to adjust to America

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26-year old Aminullah Sayed spent seven years translating for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan. Now resettled in Virginia after a years-long visa process, he is struggling to find work. Continue reading

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Newly elected Afghan president visits U.S. to rebuild relations

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s first official visit to the U.S. underscored a changing relationship between the two countries and an increased focus on security. Continue reading

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“Our education is our power” – an Afghan girl on going to school

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No matter how many books or schools they destroy, the truth is that these people are afraid of educated girls and they want to feel a drop of the fear they feel everyday. Continue reading

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