Blast near Afghan foreign ministry kills 6
Several people, including three Taliban security force members, were injured in the attack, according to police
Afghan girls struggle with poor internet for online classes
The Taliban administration has allowed girls to study individually at home and has not moved to ban the internet
Rahul Gandhi, stripped of MP seat, changes Twitter bio
The Congress leader was disqualified from India's parliament after receiving a two-year jail sentence in a defamation case
India finance minister asks state run banks to assess risks
Banks should safeguard themselves from any potential financial shock, the finance minister told bankers
Will not stop asking questions of Modi: Gandhi
The Congress party leader was disqualified as a lawmaker a day after he was found guilty of defamation by a lower court
Indian parliament bars Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi, 52, is sentenced to prison for two years for defamation in connection with a speech in which he referred to thieves as having the surname Modi
Pakistan's fuel pricing scheme needs to be agreed before IMF deal
A loan agreement between Pakistan and the IMF will be signed once a few remaining points, including a proposed fuel pricing scheme, are settled, an official confirms
Pakistani professionals struggle with higher costs as economy teeters
Economists say the latest measures, which include higher taxes and fuel costs, are hurting educated professionals and many are cutting down on necessities to make ends meet