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Assaults in three Afghan provinces killed at least 15 people Saturday, while remarks by a Taliban leader seemed to indicate fighting will continue as long as the US has a presence in the country.
Nikki Haley and her husband, Capt. Michael Haley, talk about his year-long deployment to Afghanistan. Nikki Haley is the Republican governor of South Carolina.
Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, an Afghan lawmaker, was held hostage by the Taliban for four weeks. She was released in a prisoner exchange. "I am even braver than before," she says.
Gunman in Afghanistan: Five men were arrested today in connection with the second killing of a top policewoman in less than two months.
2nd Lt. Niloofar Rhmani recently became Afghanistan's first female pilot in three decades. But even as she and other women break barriers, many are concerned about life after the 2014 drawdown of Western forces.
The Pakistani government is working with the US to make sure a key ingredient for bombs stays away from insurgents in Afghanistan, but that effort may be having an unintended casualty.
During one of the bloodiest weeks for NATO forces this year in Afghanistan, five US soldiers were killed Saturday when an explosive device struck their vehicle in the Kandahar province.
Afghan and Pakistani leaders traveled to London to discuss restarting talks with the Taliban. The countries decided to open offices in Qatar to facilitate talks.
As President Karzai discusses his country's future with President Obama in Washington, many Afghans continue day-to-day fight against extremist intimidation on the ground.