The elementary schooler was sent home with a note from the principal that the haircut was a “distraction.”
The 28-year-old U.S. soldier spent five years in captivity in Afghanistan.
The U.S. will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 rather than reducing the number to 5,500 troops as originally planned, the president announced Tuesday.
During a rally in Kabul, activists wore masks depicting the face of the 27-year-old, who was beaten to death by a mob after being wrongly accused of burning a Qur’an. Protesters also used #JusticeForFarkhunda.
Updated: 28 people have been arrested so far in the death of Farkhunda, 27, who was beaten to death by an angry mob of men who wrongly accused her of burning a Qu’ran. She was buried Sunday in a funeral attended by hundreds of people – her coffin was carried by other women.
A U.S. District Judge has ruled that the U.S. must release pictures of detainees who were abused in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ruling comes more than 10 years after the American Civil Liberties Union first sought the release of the images.
The 32-year-old woman was identified by her parents as Farkhunda. They added that she suffered from mental illness.
Beat yer face, you butt shark!
Selon eux, ce vêtement était « comme une prison ». « J’ai l’habitude, » leur a répondu une femme de 60 ans. « Ça fait 35 ans que je porte ça. »
The garment feels “like a prison,” the men said. “I’m used to it,” a 60-year-old woman countered. “I’ve been wearing this for 35 years.”
Artist-activist Kubra Khademi took to Kabul’s streets in a metal jacket in a defiant protest against sexual harassment.
Because you better break it down barney style if you wanna cover yer six.
Rescue workers dug through the snow with their hands to save people.
Civilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan hit a grim milestone last year. Children were hit hardest, with over 2,000 causalities.
The attackers dressed as police officers and detonated their explosives inside a station, according to reports. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
While your teams give it their all on the pitch, the least you can do is battle it out in an internet poll.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T LET THE ROBOTS TAKE OVER.
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A Taliban spokesman said the attacker wore a police uniform and infiltrated the ranks of Afghan forces to stage the attack.
The answer to every question about the Afghan National Army is now “¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
The service in eastern Laghman province was for victims of an earlier Taliban attack. Thirty-nine people were also wounded. It is the latest in a spate of attacks in the country.
During a soldier’s homecoming, a bunch of civilians learn another meaning for don’t ask don’t tell.
Captain Hannah Winterbourne decided to transition while serving in Afghanistan.
It wasn’t just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it’s been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn’t end.
The U.S. military’s involvement in the country will continue.
If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.
There was so much to mock this year. Private Eye did not let us down.
BBC’s Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville was trying to do a serious report on the drug trade in Afghanistan a few years back … then he got the giggles.
The inmates had all been held at the detention facility for more than 11 years.