An Islamic State affiliate claims it carried out the strike on a Shiite Muslim cultural center in Afghanistan's capital.
The Pentagon is awaiting final word from the president on a proposal to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
The conservative country still presents major obstacles for companies led by women, but progress is being made. (Pictured: Afghan businesswoman Mariyam Omerkhil.)
Under the Taliban, women were rarely seen in business, but that is starting to change.
A female photojournalist whose photo of a farmer became famous in 2004 provides workshops for teenage girls in the hopes that they, too, will find success.
"Music is for boys and not girls," 22-year-old Fazila Zamir was told. Now she is proving her instructors wrong by performing on television and leading an all-male band.
The stigmatization of female sexuality in Afghan culture has lifelong consequences for girls and women who lack understanding of menstrual health hygiene.
While growing up in a refugee camp in Pakistan, I realized that the Afghan capital city my mother described no longer exists.
The bilateral deal between the European Union and Afghanistan is another example of double standards and reinforces how little some people’s lives are valued in today’s world.