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.
If you think of yourself as a global citizen, then it is about time you got over your bias toward the Gregorian calendar. Depending on the community you are in, the year might be 1393, or 5116, or something else.
Saudi Arabia has a problem with terrorism. It's one the largest producers of jihadi fighters around the world. In order to combat that, the country has developed "rehab" centers, that seek to turn would-be jihadis away from their extremist ways.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
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.
Kim Barker's book about her time in Afghanistan didn't exactly fly off the shelves. Sure, it sold a respectable 11,000 copies, but it was no best seller. But a new movie based on the book looks like it will be a hit.