Sean Carberry http://www.kunc.org en Afghan Voters Defy Taliban Threat; Vote In Presidential Runoff http://www.kunc.org/post/afghan-voters-defy-taliban-threat-vote-presidential-runoff Afghans went to the polls on Saturday to vote for a successor to Hamid Karzai who's ruled since 2001. Former foreign minister Adbullah Abdullah faced off against former finance minister Ashraf Ghani. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 57823 at http://www.kunc.org Fledgling Afghan Media Seek Line Between Journalism And Activism http://www.kunc.org/post/fledgling-afghan-media-seeks-line-between-journalism-and-activism When a popular Afghan journalist was killed shortly before the April election, his colleagues stopped reporting Taliban statements and downplayed violence on election day. Some say it was an acceptable display of nationalism; others see it as a sign that the young media need to get tougher and more objective in covering the runoff election. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 57732 at http://www.kunc.org Afghans Must Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law Or Face Blacklist http://www.kunc.org/post/afghans-must-pass-anti-money-laundering-law-or-face-blacklist Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK, several important dates to follow in Afghanistan this month. On June 14, Afghans will vote in a runoff election to choose their next president. And about a week later is a deadline for Afghanistan to enact new laws against money laundering and terrorism financing. If the government misses the deadline, Afghanistan will be placed on a blacklist by the Financial Action Task Force, an international agency made up of the world's strongest economies. That could have devastating consequences for a fragile economy. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:29:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 57400 at http://www.kunc.org In Afghan Spring, Violence Rises — But So Do Recruiting Numbers http://www.kunc.org/post/afghan-spring-violence-rises-so-do-recruiting-numbers Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Last year, for the first time, Afghan forces took charge of their country's security. They generally held their ground but suffered record casualties. Despite that, NPR's Sean Carberry reports plenty of men are lining up to join the army.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TRAFFIC)<p>SEAN CARBERRY, BYLINE: For many young Afghans, the process begins here, at the gate outside a recruiting center like this one in the Darul Aman section of Kabul. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 55999 at http://www.kunc.org British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals http://www.kunc.org/post/british-marines-new-mission-save-all-kabuls-street-animals Joey's silky gold hair gleams in the afternoon sun. The big bundle of energy loves to cuddle. He also looks like he could lose a few pounds.<p>This herding dog is one of the many survival stories here at the Kabul shelter and clinic called <a href="http://www.nowzad.com/" target="_blank">Nowzad Dogs</a>. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 55683 at http://www.kunc.org British Marine's New Mission: Save All Of Kabul's Street Animals