14 hanged as Afghan government returns to executions

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen Afghans have been executed by hanging so far this week, and two more are due to be executed soon, officials said on Wednesday, ending a four-year virtual moratorium on the use of the death penalty [...]

Roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan kill 17 civilians

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least seventeen people were killed Wednesday when insurgents carried out three separate bomb attacks in the violence-plagued southern region of Afghanistan, local authorities said. No group immediately claimed [...]

UK, Pakistani ministers visit Pakistani teen activist in hospital

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Ministers from Britain, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday visited a 14-year-old Pakistani girl in a Birmingham hospital where she is being treated after being shot in the head by Taliban [...]

Bomb kills 19 Afghan civilians traveling to wedding party

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Nineteen civilians were killed Friday and more than a dozen others were injured when a roadside bomb ripped through a minivan carrying guests to a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. [...]

Pakistani teen activist flown to Britain for specialist medical care

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A 14-year-old Pakistani girl, who was critically injured last week when she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for advocating for girls' education and criticizing the militant group, was flown to Britain [...]