August 20, 2013 Soccer fans are strutting in Afghanistan today, after their national team defeated neighboring Pakistan in a friendly match sponsored by FIFA, soccer's governing body. Before Tuesday's match in Kabul, the two teams had not played each other in more than 30 years.
August 19, 2013 It's an expected sight in the Afghan capital: a hundred boys and girls — on foot, stilts and unicycles — juggling tennis balls and batons. The parade was part of the national juggling championship. Organizers hope juggling builds self-confidence in children who've known only war in their lifetimes.
August 10, 2013 Both Paul Wayman and Nathanael Roberti found it difficult to return to civilian life after serving in combat. They ended up in front of a special veterans court and were given a choice: Go to prison, or enroll in a program that helps veterans readjust to civilian life.
August 4, 2013 At peak deployment, 20,000 Marines were stationed in Helmand Province. Now there are only 8,000, and that number will drop further as Regimental Combat Team 7 heads home. Its commander says too many Afghans are dying in fighting there, but the local troops are still better than the Taliban.
August 3, 2013 The international police agency says that it's important to determine if jailbreaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan were linked, and to capture the escapees.
August 3, 2013 Several are dead in the botched attack involving three men with suicide vests. The Taliban has denied responsibility.
July 28, 2013 When NPR's Sean Carberry needed to renew his Afghan visa he turned to producer Sultan Faizy. What followed was a more than two-week navigation of Afghanistan labyrinthine bureaucracy.