Less than two weeks ago, 14-year-old Fatemah Qaderyan was competing with her team at a robotics contest in Washington, D.C.
The girls were "crying all the day" when they learned their visas would be denied.
"My pictures show great devastation, but also many cheerful faces, especially those of children at schools. The reconstruction of many schools, above all, seems to give hope to the Afghan people."
The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.
The real extent of damage from the Iranian fuel blockade on ordinary Afghans is not fully clear yet, but protests across Afghanistan are an indicator that many people are feeling the pinch.
President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation
Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.