Graft-Fighting Afghan Prosecutor Forced To Retire
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/129522443/129522435" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Muslim Egyptian men pray during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan at Cairo's historic Al-Azhar mosque in September 2009. Some experts say many Egyptians have lost the meaning of the holy month, spending too much time after hours partying, eating and watching TV. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images) hide caption

toggle caption Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
In Egypt, Turning Back The Clock For Ramadan
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/129105207/129122736" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ahmed Abdel Aziz sings the call to prayer, or the azan, at Al- Maghfara Mosque in a suburb of Cairo last month. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Holly Pickett for NPR
In Cairo, An End To The Cacophony Of Calls To Prayer
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128976431/129008739" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Egyptian Trial Sheds Light On Police Brutality
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128804270/128804262" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
In Egypt, Rare Police Brutality Trial Draws Scrutiny
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128766747/128766734" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Suicide Bomber Strikes Afghan Wedding
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127732980/127733207" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Karzai Defends Afghan Security Shake-Ups
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127542459/127542448" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Afghan Jirga May Offer Taliban Peace Deal
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127468378/127468416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Militants Attack Afghan Peace Conference
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127373378/127373356" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Taliban Makes Good On Threats To Disrupt Jirga
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127361750/127361721" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

An Afghan policeman stands in front of a banner Monday advertising this week's gathering of Afghan tribal leaders in Kabul. The 1,600 delegates at the much-delayed and much-touted gathering will debate strategies for convincing the Taliban and other insurgents to lay down their arms. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images
Afghans Skeptical Peace Talks Will Bring Stability
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127350165/127352111" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Paramedics and Afghan civilians carry a coffin containing the body of one of five people killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar in mid-April. Fear has gripped the southern city of Kandahar ahead of NATO's upcoming offensive. Allauddin Khan/AP hide caption

toggle caption Allauddin Khan/AP
Violence Drains Hope From Afghans In Kandahar
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/126837216/126877933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Afghans walk by a house destroyed in a suicide bombing the previous night in Kandahar last month. Fear has gripped the southern city ahead of an upcoming U.S. offensive, as Taliban militants flood into the area in preparation. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption

toggle caption Rahmat Gul/AP
Afghan Taliban Commander: 'We Are Not Scared'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/126673409/126675733" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript