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.
Domestic abuse is not unusual in Afghanistan and Iran. Far less common is a brother willing to defy local authorities and relatives to speak out on behalf of his abused sister. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Ali Shahidy in Kabul.
Senior Obama Administration officials have indicated that 2014 is the key date for handing over responsibility to Afghan security forces. Ben Gilbert reports that the march toward those goals has really just begun and there's a long way to go.
Kabul businesswoman Hassina Syed thinks talks with the Taliban are critical for the Afghan economy. She heads The Syed Group. Syed tells anchor Marco Werman that as US military forces leave her country, she's already lost the majority of her business.