Host Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Shir Aqa Karimi about Afghanistan's decision to ban Indian TV soap operas, as the government says the programs show behavior that often violates local cultural norms.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with David Wood, a reporter embedded with the Marines in southern Afghanistan; Wood reports for the Baltimore Sun, and he's also been writing a blog about what daily life is like there for the Marines.
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 52 people and wounding more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October.
Khalida Popal did not let the harassment by the Taliban stop her from playing soccer. But daily death threats left her no choice — she fled her homeland and ended up in Denmark. Today she prepares a team of Mexican teenagers who will compete in the upcoming Street Child World Cup.
Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organizations said in a report on Sunday.