A huge explosion has hit the Afghan capital, Kabul. Reports say the explosion happened in an area close to foreign embassies and the presidential palace. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties
'Trump has put Pakistan on notice,' US VP Pence warns in surprise Kabul visit. "For too long Pakistan has provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organisations, but those days are over," Pence told the troops.
TIL that before the Soviet takeover, Afghan women comprised 50% of government workers, 70% of schoolteachers, and 40% of doctors in Kabul. Now the literacy rate for women is 12.6%. Only 6% of women get a high school education.