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  • Policemen and firefighters investigate the scene of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Hundreds of shops at a market were damaged in the blaze, but no causalities were reported. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    Taliban not demanding Afghan power monopoly

    Taliban representatives at a conference did not insist on total power in Afghanistan and pledged to grant rights to women that the militant Islamist group itself brutally suppressed in the past, according to a Taliban statement received Sunday.

  • Afghan firefighters hose down the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 18, 2010, two days before an international conference that bring together representatives from about 60 nations. (AP Photo/Hossein Fatemi)

    Afghan government wants donors to support its priorities

    At an international conference on Tuesday, the Afghan government will ask donors to put 80 percent of aid money behind programs that the Afghans -- not foreign capitals -- deem important to development.

  • NEGOTIATING? Afghan President Hamid Karzai, here with U.S. Gen. David H. Petraeus in April, reportedly has met with al Qaeda-affiliated groups, perhaps about a government in Kabul. (Associated Press)

    U.S. wary of Pakistan as power broker in Kabul

    U.S. officials and a former Afghan foreign minister are expressing skepticism over Pakistan-brokered talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and al Qaeda-affiliated groups, saying Islamabad appears to be trying to install its proxies in a future government in Kabul.

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