At least 22 were wounded in the blast in the eastern province of Khost, which follows a wave of deadly attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks.a
Pakistan, set 176 to win the match, were 130 for four at the break with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 40 after an innings-reviving stand of 82 with Shafiq in the first session.
General Vincent Brooks urged Seoul and Washington to maintain their alliance as differences mount in their approach to the nuclear-armed North.
Mukwege is nicknamed "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape. a
Sadly today, many of our younger generation grow up with a sense of entitlement thanks to traditions like the giving of duit raya during the month of Syawal.
It is beautiful how we can sit around the same table and discuss matters of a sensitive nature without ending up throwing chairs and cutlery at each other.
Ramadan should also be a time to cleanse our souls and make us more aware of the plight of others around us.
While some go to the mosque to pray for blessings and forgiveness, others prowl around the compound, busy scheming on what to steal next.
It is a sad day indeed when the educators entrusted by parents to mould the minds of their children, end up bullying them instead.
Parents must tell their children that bullying is never okay whatever form it takes and whoever the perpetrators may be.
A random encounter at a Ramadan bazaar gets Fa thinking about how welcoming (or not) Malaysians tend to be to foreigners in our land.
How many more who succumb to the vicious marketing strategies of beauty products, will fall victim to their ploys and end up paying with their lives?
Ramadan makes one vulnerable and allows one to get in touch with the deepest parts of one's soul.
Nothing is comparable to aqidah, for if you do not possess aqidah, your faith in your religion is fragile, your love for Allah is weak.
Mother's Day is less about gifts and fancy meals and more about spending quality time with your mother in heart-to-heart conversations.
The Malaysian driver's obsession with honking goes under the microscope.
A chance encounter restores the faith of one Hindu in all Malays and Muslims.
When abuse takes place at a school whether public or private, who are the relevant parties who should be held responsible?
A disappointing packet of nasi lemak gets Fa lamenting on how the authorities discriminate between mamaks and makciks.
If the quota system is an insult to the Malays, why has he championed it for so long?
Inside the mind of a man who favours child marriages and why there is a real need to bridge the gap between them and us.
Would you advise your daughter to keep mum about the rape or would you report the incident to the police in the hope that the rapist is put behind bars?
Cleaning the tombs of the deceased is an act of selflessness that shouldn't be overshadowed by the careless discarding of trash all over the cemetery.
Stumped at how to cough up enough cash to pay her son's university fees, Fa gets a gentle reminder that we make our own happiness and success.