More than 400,000 children will drop-out due to a high number of Afghan refugees coming back from Pakistan, according to Save the Children. More than 3.7 million are already out of school.
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has taken the oath as prime minister. He faces a multitude of challenges at home and abroad, which experts say he may not be able to master as easily as he thinks.
A bleak future combined with barriers to work and education is a recipe for disaster for refugees in Indonesia. But some enterprising souls have found ways out of the doldrums. Gemima Harvey reports from Jakarta.
Militants have raided an education department building in eastern Afghanistan, trapping workers inside. It's the third major attack in less than two weeks in the increasingly volatile region on the border with Pakistan.
A United Nations report indicates the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan has increased, with militant attacks and suicide bombings their leading cause. Peace efforts in the war-torn country remain unsuccessful.
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