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Global Politics

Afghan vice president's death leaves a political void, right before new elections

Afghanistan is mourning the loss of its vice president, Marshal Qasim Fahim, who died over the weekend. He was an ethnic Tajik and he battled the Taliban for years before helping the US oust the Islamic militants from power. Fahim was seen as one of three key powers in Afghanistan — along with President Hamid Karzai and the Americans. And his death leaves a political void.

Global Politics

Afghanistan strategy is working'

General David Petraeus, the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan, says the current military and development strategy in the country is working. Marco Werman speaks with Michael Codner of the Royal United Services Institute.

Conflict & Justice

Karzai confirms cash from Iran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has acknowledged that his office has received cash from Iran, but insists it was part of a transparent process. Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Quentin Summerville and a reality check from Pamela Constable.