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The European Union threw its weight behind developing Afghanistan's small but promising private sector this week, in the hope that business can usher in stability and peace once foreign troops leave by the end of next year.
If you missed it, this photo by AP's Anja Niedringhaus from Afghanistan has circulated widely the last few days.
A homicide bomber detonated a car laden with explosives late last week killing 15.
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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013, photo, Afghan Army soldiers gather at a military training facility in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
A technician shapes a cast mold for a prosthetic limb at the Red Cross orthopedic clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans in a blast so powerful it rattled the other side of the Afghan capital.
KABUL: A suicide car bomb targeted a foreign military convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing 15 people including five Americans in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for nearly a year, officials said.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
An Afghan legislator says conservative lawmakers have blocked a law that aims to protect women's freedoms, saying parts of it violate Islamic principles.
An Afghan worker helps excavate part of the mountaintop copper works above the ancient city at Mes Aynak in February.
DynCorp International has confirmed that a local man working on the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan program was killed in an explosion.