Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson International correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is based in Berlin and covers Central Europe for NPR. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning programs including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Mohammed Naeem, a driver, holds up a framed photo of two relatives he says were killed by militant leader Abdullah near the western city of Herat. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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The Tricky Business Of Reintegrating The Taliban

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NATO Suspends Operations With Afghan Soldiers

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Deadly Incidents Take A Toll In Afghanistan

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U.S. Hands Over Control Of Bagram Prison To Kabul

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Afghan Attacks Continue Against Coalition Allies

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Afghan soldiers (right) patrol with U.S. troops in the Panjwai district of southern Afghanistan in May. The two armies have been working together for years, but Afghan attacks against U.S. and NATO forces have been rising recently. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Afghan Attacks On Western Partners Rising Sharply

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A sign on undeveloped land welcomes visitors to "New Toshka City." Toshka was to be a new settlement along the Upper Nile Valley, complete with enough jobs and infrastructure to support the relocation of 20 million Egyptians from polluted and over-crowded cities. Holly Pickett/Redux hide caption

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Mubarak's Dream Remains Just That In Egypt's Desert

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Egypt TV: Ex-President Mubarak Is On Life Support

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Both Presidential Candidates Claim Victory In Egypt

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Islamists Claim Victory In Egypt's Presidential Vote

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Battle For Power Coming To A Head In Egypt

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, on 'Morning Edition'

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Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh is welcomed by supporters upon his arrival at a meeting north of Cairo, on April 26. He was formerly a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, but was kicked out of the organization. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Political Rift Widens Between Egyptian Islamists

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Egyptian Comedian's Case Raises Free Speech Concerns

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Egyptian Panel Bans 10 Presidential Candidates

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