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Stories with person: Hamid Karzai
  • AP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos 
    Updated: May-27-15 2:26 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors - speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public.

  • Q&A: The Taliban in Afghanistan 
    Updated: May-14-15 12:59 pm

    More than a decade after being swept from power by the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban remain a potent threat in much of the country, including the heavily-guarded capital Kabul, where the insurgents killed 14 people, including nine foreigners, in an attack on a guesthouse late Wednesday. Here's a look at the Taliban's goals and strategies.