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.
Afghanistan's uncertain future presents a challenge to the next U.S. president; we'll hear some views on what the United States should do in Afghanistan once a new American president is sworn in next year.
Non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan have operated 11 women's shelters. Now the Afghan government says it's taking over to rein in costs. The BBC's Quentin Somerville speaks with anchor Lisa Mullins.
Marco Werman talks with Kabul resident Sultana Parvanta, a consultant on economic development and women's issues, about her reaction to President Obama's visit to Afghanistan last night and the agreement that was signed between the US and Afghanistan.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.