The estimated 3,000 displaced families from Shawal are part of 14,369 families still awaiting government permission and assistance in returning to North Waziristan.
Women's rights activist Shafiqa Khpalwak is hoping to change public attitudes in Afghanistan with her newly released Pashto-language translation of Women Who Work, the 2017 book by U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser, Ivanka.
On June 26, 2018, the Netherlands became the latest European country to approve a partial ban on face coverings. Here are other European countries that have, to some extent, banned face veils as well.
According to a new report by the U.S. State Department, Belarus, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan remain among the worst offenders when it comes providing protection against human trafficking and forced labor.
Health officials in a restive Afghan province say three-quarters of children under the age of 5 are being denied a vaccination against the crippling infectious disease polio.
The Pakistani government says it has granted another extension to a deadline for the forced repatriation of some 2 million Afghan refugees.
In rural Afghanistan, the Taliban have now banned adolescent girls from getting an education after forcing some schools to close and imposing their own curriculum on others.
More Afghans, Pakistanis, and Iranians sought asylum in the European Union last year, despite a sharp decrease in the total overall number of asylum applicants, according to a new EU report.
Facing militant death threats for helping the United States, Afghans and Iraqis have taken the U.S. government to court for swift decisions on special immigrant visas.
Almost 3.7 million children in Afghanistan are unable to go to school due to ongoing conflict, poverty, and discrimination against girls, the United Nations’ Children's Fund (UNICEF) says.
Tajik authorities are preparing to order migrant laborers to have their blood tested upon their return, and that means no unsafe sex until the results are in.