Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he backs a pause in troops cuts in Iraq after the first round of pullouts in July, but that could mean more strain on US forces in Afghanistan, where the violence is escalating
Bosnia, a small mountainous country with a population of around 3.5 million, recorded only 775 migrant arrivals for the whole of 2017. The country's minister of security said that 7,128 migrants had been registered since the beginning of 2018.
In 2016, students at the American University in Kabul watched as gunmen opened fire on their school. More than a dozen people were killed and many more injured. But the attack didn't stop students from pursuing their dreams.
The Taliban forbids women to leave the house unless they are accompanied by a male relative. Feroza Mushtari, who was a teenager at the time of the Taliban takeover, defied that rule to save a pregnant woman's life.
Wars leave behind scars. Emotional ones. Physical ones. And for years, in Afghanistan, the physical ones were the ones surgeons fixed. But in the past couple of years, there’s been a boom in cosmetic surgery.
"As there can be no military solution to the fighting in Afghanistan, the United Nations renews its call for an immediate and peaceful settlement to the conflict," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the top UN official in Afghanistan.
The world is at the brink of eradicating polio. A surprise polio outbreak in Israel in 2013 led researchers to look closely for the poliovirus in sewage to detect virus shed in the feces of non-paralyzed people infected with polio, what epidemiologists call the "silent circulation" of polio.