Blood stained the ground at the scene today in Khost, where a suicide bomber struck. Anwarullah /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Insider Attacks Hinder Transition Out Of Afghanistan
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A money-changer in the Afghan city of Herat counts a stack of Iranian bills. More and more Iranian currency is being brought in by smugglers to exchange for dollars, which then go back to Iran. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Can't Change Your Money In Iran? Try Afghanistan
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Libyans watch the protest against Ansar al-Shariah Brigades and other Islamic militias, in Benghazi on Sept. 21. The recent attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has sparked a backlash among frustrated Libyans against the heavily armed gunmen, including Islamic extremists, who run rampant in their cities. Mohammad Hannon/AP hide caption

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The Path Ahead For The U.S., NATO And Afghanistan
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Arefa with her host family, sisters Jami Valentine (left) and Staci Freeman. Doctors in the U.S. have been treating Arefa's third-degree burns, and also performed skin-graft surgery for the top of her head. Each morning still requires a fresh dressing. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.
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January 2011: Boys in the Andar district of Afghanistan gathered to collect candy from passing U.S. Army soldiers. Now, there are reports from that area of locals rising up against the Taliban. Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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British Soldier Gives Birth In Afghanistan
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U.S.-Afghan Patrols Halted After Insider Attacks
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A suicide bomber struck a convoy of buses today in Kabul, killing at least 12 people — mostly foreigners. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NATO Suspends Operations With Afghan Soldiers
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There were also anti-American protests in Kabul on Sunday. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Deadly Incidents Take A Toll In Afghanistan
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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women
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