Much-anticipated development will irrigate farmland and boost power supplies.
Ban on corporal punishment continues to be widely ignored.
Broadcasters warned against undermining Afghan values.
Aid agencies under pressure to provide food, shelter and education to those seeking refuge.
Cost-effective mud brick buildings could accommodate many more students.
Insurgents order shut down to avoid being tracked by security forces.
Reporters thanked for tackling critical and sensitive subject.
Access to benefits is a key incentive to undertake perilous military service.
Global Voices: Asia
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.