Rick Gates's spokesman was in Afghanistan to publicize the work of the president's office fighting extremism.
At least three people were killed and 20 injured. The fighting is ongoing.
Two people were killed and 20 injured on the assault on Save the Children's offices in Jalalabad.
While Western countries often condemn human rights violations and pay "lip service" to rights, there's a lack of concrete action to bring perpetrators of human rights violations or war crimes.
A number of high-income countries have performed considerably worse than expected.
Save the Children's president Carolyn Miles tells Newsweek the biggest global issue for women and girls.
Migrant arrivals to Greece's islands are on the rise after a lull.
A quarter of boys in England started school struggling to speak a full sentence last year, said Save the Children.
George and Amal Clooney meet with Syrian refugee families for the International Rescue Committee, plus videos from UNICEF, the Holocaust Museum and more.
Almost 250,000 children are being schooled in temporary classrooms not suitable for sub-zero temperatures.
A new report on global maternal mortality highlights the U.S. capital's huge health gap between its richest and poorest children.