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Lebanese-born Rula Ghani may take cues from the modernising Queen Soraya, but she'll have to proceed with caution.
US diplomacy helps avert another civil war in Afghanistan for now. But will the country move beyond Byzantine politics?
The nation hasn't felt such euphoria since 1964 when the Afghan king declared the country a constitutional monarchy.
Why are Afghanistan's most prominent mystics returning to the political arena?
The religious minority faces discrimination, lack of political power, and obstacles to cremating their dead.
Country's first president's nephew, and former king's grandson Nadir Naim hopes to serve the nation if he wins at polls.
At least 37 killed and another 40 wounded as bomber blows himself up among mourners in the country's northwest.
Will former royal emerge as a key player in Afghanistan's presidential election?
Tanya Goudsouzian in Kabul
Afghan and foreign dignitaries gather in Kabul during three days of mourning.
Mohammed Zahir Shah returned to his country in 2002 after living in exile.
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At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
 
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