Sean Carberry http://wjsu.org en Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President http://wjsu.org/post/someday-afghanistan-will-get-new-president Afghans voted for a president on April 5. Then they cast ballots June 14 in a runoff between the top two candidates. Now all 8 million votes from that second round are being audited, a laborious process that includes daily arguments, occasional fistfights and yet another deadline that seems to be slipping away.<p>While this is moving at a snail's pace, at least the process hasn't broken down completely. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 30532 at http://wjsu.org Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom http://wjsu.org/post/afghan-brides-dress-impress-fueling-unlikely-business-boom Afghans live in one of the world's poorest countries — but you wouldn't know that from their lavish wedding ceremonies. Families sell possessions and borrow money <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/30/247653496/crashing-an-afghan-wedding-no-toasts-but-lots-of-cheesy-music">to rent expensive wedding halls for hundreds of guests</a>. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 30487 at http://wjsu.org Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General http://wjsu.org/post/murky-motives-afghan-soldier-who-shot-us-general The Afghan soldier who fatally shot a U.S. major general on Tuesday had no sympathy for the Taliban, and his motives for the shooting are far from clear, according to his fellow soldiers.<p>Afghan officials have identified the attacker as Rafiqullah, who, like many Afghans, goes by one name. He opened fire on a delegation of NATO officials who were visiting the Marshal Fahim Military Academy outside Kabul. He killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene and wounded 15 other NATO service members who were visiting the compound. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 30393 at http://wjsu.org The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility http://wjsu.org/post/gunman-kills-american-general-shooting-afghan-facility <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Gunman+Kills+American+General+In+Shooting+At+Afghan+Facility&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Afghanistan, today a man suspected to be an Afghan army officer opened fire on Afghan and NATO troops. He killed an American two-star general, the highest-ranking U.S. officer killed in Afghanistan. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 30325 at http://wjsu.org Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election http://wjsu.org/post/afghanistan-officials-audit-votes-june-election <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Afghanistan+Officials+To+Audit+Votes+From+June+Election&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Afghanistan was scheduled to inaugurate its new president yesterday. But the ceremony has been postponed indefinitely. The country has been in a political crisis since candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared the June election rigged in favor of opponent Ashraf Ghani. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 30237 at http://wjsu.org