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27 Mar 14
In contrast to previous years, clerics are now encouraging people to vote.
26 Mar 14
Contenders for council seats in southern province say their gender puts them at a major disadvantage.
Afghan musicians at a poetry festival in Farah, western Afghanistan, in May 2010. (Photo: US Air Force Senior Airman Rylan K. Albright/ISAF/Wikimedia Commons)
24 Mar 14
Traditional musicians say rising security threats are driving them to leave the country or seek safer work.
19 Mar 14
Merchants in Khost province say contraband goods undermine legitimate trade with Pakistan.
10 Mar 14
Local residents say they have long felt their needs were being ignored, but now the government has woken up to their concerns.
Tents provide the classrooms for this school in Afghanistan's Khost province. (Photo: Ahmad Shah)
5 Mar 14
Large numbers enrolled in school as old prejudices fall away.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar pictured in April 2012. (Photo: Omerdon100/Wikimedia Commons)
28 Feb 14
Analysts struggle to explain Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s apparently contradictory policy of pursuing war plus ballot success.
Although mountainous, Khost province offers a direct way into Pakistan. (Photo: Capt. John Severns/US Air Force/Wikimedia Commons)
20 Feb 14
More work is needed to transform a border crossing in Khost into a major entry point to Pakistan.
Afghan security forces in action in Helmand, 2008. (Photo: Spc. David Gunn/US Army/Wikimedia Commons)
10 Feb 14
Locals say non-combatants are dying at the hands of police and soldiers.
Pakistan's national security advisor Sartaj Aziz greets US Secretary of State John Kerry, July 2013. (Photo: US State Department/Wikimedia Commons)
7 Feb 14
Comments from senior figure seen as deliberate ploy to undermine Karzai administration.