In the Taliban assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz were also shot—for no more than daring to go to school. Three years later, they’re more committed to education than ever.
The Afghan government has given a full pardon to a warlord whose nickname is "The Butcher of Kabul." Despite the deal, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar remains a wanted terrorist in the US. His name brings terror to many Afghans.
As part of the drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is cutting the number of cooked meals offered to troops from four to two. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with army veteran, David Brown, who writes under the name D.B. Grady.
Even before the first detainee arrived at the US base in Guantanamo, Cuba, Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg was on the story. After 13 years on the job, Rosenberg reflects on how the detention center came to be, snapshots of life there, and what Guantanmo was like for the five Taliban leaders recently swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
On Saturday Afghans will vote in the third election since the Taliban's fall. And, it will be the first presidential race there without Hamid Karzai on the ballot. With 11 candidates running, the race appears wide open.
Who's to blame? Two militant groups have taken credit. Pakistan's army blames a third group. And some point fingers at the army itself, accusing security forces of fostering the very extremist groups now attacking the country.
A Dutch company is trying to organize a mission to Mars – four people on a one-way trip. Now, some Islamic clerics say people who go on the mission and die would face punishment in the afterlife. Plus "Tweaa" can no longer be said in Ghana's Parliament, and a work of art is trashed, literally, in today's Global Scan.
Naz worked for the Marines in Afghanistan as an interpreter. For his work, the US government gave him a visa. But the promises made by President-elect Donald Trump have him worried about his future, and the future of all refugees.
Afghanistan is a country where the culture does not allow women to ride bikes. So the Afghan Women's National Cycling Team has a huge hill to climb, especially if they are to have any chance of making it to the Olympics.