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.
Mattis announced plans to resign in a candid resignation letter to Trump that laid bare the growing divide between them, and implicitly criticized President Trump's disregard for America's closest allies.
Trump has drawn fire for not having visited US troops in conflict zones since taking office in January 2017, particularly after he canceled a trip to a World War I cemetery in France last month due to rain.
As moves toward peace pick up in Afghanistan, the Taliban are trying to show they have changed since the brutal days of the 1990s when they banned music and girls' education, and carried out public executions in Kabul's football stadium.
The abuse reportedly happened inside the country and also during a training camp held in February of last year in Jordan. Players flew out, and two male representatives of the Afghanistan Football Federation came with them. Khalida Popal, former captain of Afghanistan's national soccer team, had organized the training session in Jordan and had reservations about the men.
A senior US government official, speaking after six days of US peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said on Monday that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan to end more than 17 years of war.