When the Islamic State gained ground in Syria, Iran used its religious influence with Shiites in neighboring countries, like Afghanistan, to get volunteer fighters. Now that the war in Syria seems to be winding down, and tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are heating up, Afghan officials wonder if their country could become a victim of a proxy war between the regional rivals. VOA’s Ayesha Tanzeem reports.
Shadia has more than a 100 films to her name and hundreds of singles in a career that stretches back to the late 1940s. Her film roles ranged from those depicting country girls, career women, to comical portrayals of emotionally disturbed women and hopeless romantics