Afghan schoolgirls walk home from school during heavy rain in Kabul. Agence France-Presse
Zahra Elham, from Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority, snatched first place from her male runner-up on Afghan Star — a local version of American Idol.
The US special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban to bring an end to America’s longest war.
Multiple explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said.
Dozens of women and children, relatives of Kosovo extremists fighting in Syria, were flown back home by plane on Saturday under heavy security.
The US government is taking aim at the “India-based call centre scam industry,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski has warned while announcing the extradition of an Indian citizen from Singapore
China will show off new warships including nuclear submarines and destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding,