US president Donald Trump: ‘They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!.’ File photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Monday the country had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion (€27.5bn) in aid over the last 15 years whi(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest ever Taliban attack on a military base, and US defence s(...)

A Japanese official take cover after visiting the Holey Artisan Bakery, site of the June 2nd massacre in Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Over the past two years, Bangladesh has been shaken by more than 30 brutal murders of individuals deemed enemies of extremist Islam: atheist bloggers,(...)

Hosne Ara Karim, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant that was attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: AP

Seven militants who killed 20 people at a restaurant in Dhaka were local Bangladeshis and authorities had tried before to arrest five of them, police(...)

A 2015 file photograph shows Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour who has been killed in a US drone strike. Photograph: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

The US has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a drone strike in a remote area just inside the Pakistan border in an operation likely to sink a(...)

Punjab police personnel man a checkpoint in wake of a security alert following militant attacks at the base Pathankot air force base on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least two gunmen and a guard were killed in an attack on an Indian Air Force base on Saturday near the border with Pakistan, officials said, in an(...)