Afghanistan

Science, Tech & Environment

Afghanistan's all-girl robotics team can't get visas to come to the US

Updated

Update: An all-girl team from Afghanistan got the chance of a lifetime to participate in a global robotics competition in the United States. Initially, their visas were denied. But Trump urged a reversal following public outcry over the Afghan girls' inability to attend the event.

Development & Education

Have we been duped? The successful building of schools in Afghanistan may be overstated

The US Agency for International Development claims American efforts to help build schools in Afghanistan have been successful, with schools now serving millions of Afghan pupils. But a BuzzFeed investigation questions the agency's numbers, finding many US-financed schools in serious disrepair and the enrollment numbers inflated.