Afghan women are trying to increase their presence in the National Army, which for years has been considered solely a man's domain. And in Afghanistan’s first female general and paratrooper, Khatol Mohammadzai, they have found a role model. From Washington, VOA's Jill Craig has more.
As officials lay the ground work for proposed talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. lawmaker tells VOA's Korean Service, there will be no easing of pressure on the North Korea government. This, as the United Nations Security Council votes to extend the work of investigators who recently accused Pyongyang of sending Syria supplies for chemical weapons. Jesusemen Oni has more.