Even before the Petraeus scandal widened, General John Allen's time as top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan was winding down. Last month, President Obama nominated General Joseph Dunford to replace Allen.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
Hopes that US and Taliban officials might begin peace talks Thursday came to nothing, following a diplomatic breakdown between Washington and Kabul over the nature of the Taliban's new office in Doha, Qatar.
Soosan Firooz grew up a refugee, fleeing Afghanistan's brutal civil war. But her family moved back seven years ago, and now she's supporting herself as a rapper -- a role not typically played by women.