When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights - and she hopes the country`s next president will also listen to her arguments.
Many ordinary Afghans said on Monday the five senior Taliban figures who were freed in exchange for a US soldier had blood on their hands and their release would strengthen the insurgents.
A report said that the Taliban is prepared to allow the US to retain several military bases in Afghanistan.
A report said American officials had earlier overlooked significant security problems at the site.
Germany is the third largest contributor of troops to NATO`s International Security Assistance Force, with over 5,000 soldiers.
A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing at
least six people including a district police chief.
NATO troops handed control of Afghanistan`s northern capital
Mazar-i-Sharif to local forces amid rising security fears just
days after it was hit by a deadly bombing.
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans descended on a shrine in the northern
city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday to welcome in the new year amid
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