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Private security contractors guard a part of a route as NATO supply trucks drive past in the province of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul. Intense negotiations continued between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the international community over the Afghan government's deadline for ridding the nation of private security guards. Rahmatullah Naikzad/AP hide caption

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Members of the peace council listen to Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak during an inaugural meeting at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Oct. 7. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Peace Talks With Taliban? Depends On Whom You Ask

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Nearly A Quarter Of Afghan Ballots Disqualified

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Pakistani security personnel stand beside trucks carrying NATO supplies at Torkham, the main border crossing in Pakistan's Khyber district, on Oct. 1. Pakistan halted the convoys on Sept. 30 after officials blamed cross-border NATO helicopter fire for the deaths of three Pakistani soldiers. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Helicopter Strike Strains Tense U.S.-Pakistan Ties

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Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Carroll, with the 101st Airborne Division, patrols in the Arghandab River valley outside Kandahar, Afghanistan, this week. Debate in Washington is growing over the scope and duration of continued U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Dissent Grows Over U.S. Presence In Afghanistan

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N. Korea Conference Hints At Possible Power Shift

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hamid Karzai?

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Pakistani flood survivors wait to board a U.S. military transport helicopter to evacuate the Kalam Valley on Monday. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Expands Aid To Pakistan's Flood Victims

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President Obama meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in June. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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U.S. Pushes Palestinians On Direct Talks With Israelis

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Cambodian farmer Leang Korn, 56, cries in front of a portrait of her nephew, who was a prisoner of the Khmer Rouge's Tuol Sleng prison, now turned into a genocide museum, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

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Ex-Khmer Official Sentenced To 35 Years

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Clinton Attends ASEAN Meeting

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Clinton Announces New North Korea Sanctions

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Clinton Discusses Security On Pakistan Visit

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