There are 2,000 Afghan refugees in Syria. They are caught in a deadly trap.
Thousands of people are protesting across Pakistan in solidarity with families of the 86 victims of two ethno-sectarian attacks in Quetta city who are grieving in sub-zero temperatures and staging a sit-in, refusing to bury the dead unless the government decisively cracks down on terrorists.
The US and EU sanctions on the Iranian economy, which have taken a hard toll on common Iranians, have also adversely affected Afghans – both in the refugee community in Iran and families in Afghanistan dependent on income from their breadwinners working in the Islamic republic next door.
Voices form Washington should quit calling for the US to "pick the winner" in the next Afghan presidential election.
Haider, a 50-year-old Afghan who fought against the Soviet invasion but now guards a cell phone tower against insurgents, helped journalists covering a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul.
Iran's National Organization for Educational Testing has banned Afghans, Iraqis and, in some instances, other foreign nationals from residing in certain provinces and enrolling in certain courses of study. The new ban affects Afghan refugees most severely and seems to apply uniformly to immigrants with and without documentation.
Like most cases of misconduct by US soldiers -- like the Marine urination video -- there's outrage and concern. But in this case, the outrage will be more in the US and in the American media, not in Afghanistan.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's capital, followed by a magnitude 6.2 tremor in Indonesia's Papua province.
The debate following the Kandahar massacre shows that Americans at home and in Afghanistan still don’t quite understand the meaning of events in that country.