Topic: Abdul Sattar
A law banning violence against women, considered a major step forward in women's rights in Afghanistan, failed to pass parliament. The law would have also created shelters for abused women, and limited the number of wives permitted to two.
Recently, the Pakistani government and Taliban forces in the country have expressed interest in peace talks. But for thousands of civilians who have been injured or lost a loved one at the hands of the Taliban, the idea is abhorrent.
Malala Yousufzai, 14, is renowned for her work promoting education for girls in a region once overrun by the Pakistani Taliban.
Pakistan floods recede but experts warn of a second wave of heavy rains that could spell disaster for those who already remain cut-off from aid now that many bridges have been washed away.
08/18/2010 01:50 pm
Landmark agreement on US troops is delayed as lawmakers seek more checks on Shiite-led government
11/28/2008 12:00 am