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.
In 'Rock the Kasbah,' Bill Murray stars as Richie Lanz — a washed-up rock band manager who finds himself without a band in Kabul, Afghanistan, and takes it as an opportunity to connect with an Afghan singer and turn her into a star. And that part of the movie is real.
Yoga's not the first thing that springs to mind when thinking about treatment for PTSD in veterans. But from the VA a to the Pentagon, yoga classes are becoming not just commonplace, but in some rehabilitation programs mandatory.
In recent weeks, Western media outlets have run pictures of rugs from Pakistan featuring drone images. It's part of a long-standing tradition of "war rugs" featuring designs of the weapons of the day, but no one had spoken to the weavers themselves — until now.
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.