Taliban names leader to replace Mansour

Conservative religious scholar issued many of the group’s fatwas

India to bypass Pakistan on Asia trade link

Delhi, Kabul and Tehran seek new route with port and rail project

Obama confirms death of Taliban leader

President says Mansour’s death sends warning to extremists

Cameron’s gaffe helps fight against graft

Tougher enforcement and disclosure is needed to counter corruption

No charges over Afghan hospital air strike

US military rules attack on MSF that killed 42 was unintentional

Taliban kills dozens in Kabul bomb attack

Explosion hits area close to Afghan government security agency

Gerhard Wheeler, second from left, with British and American members of his Force from the US 10th Mountain Division

Lessons from multinational military teams

A commander’s method for bringing disparate cultures together

Taliban reject Afghanistan peace talks

Setback to attempts to end years of conflict in war-ravaged country

Terror: The globalisation of extremism

A surge in Isis-claimed attacks suggests the ideology is extending its influence to Asia

US urges Arab nations to boost Isis fight

Gulf countries to face pressure at Brussels meeting next month

Abe takes aim at the global stage

Leader says Japan has made progress laying ghosts of past to rest

Taliban bomber attacks Nato troops in Kabul

Militant resurgence threatens fragile Ghani administration

Afghans reinforce Sangin against Taliban

Fears militants could control Helmand province

Afghan move revives bitter memories

Afghan move exacerbates concern at foreign policy

Dozens killed in Taliban airport attack

Kandahar battle shows ability to seriously damage security forces

US acts on ‘tragic’ Afghan hospital attack

Military personnel suspended over Kunduz strike on MSF facility

Obama’s painful Afghan journey

President’s policies will be seen as confused but well-meant

Taliban advance sparks Central Asia fears

Kyrgyzstan reinforces borders as regional leaders travel to Russia to discuss situation

US admits ‘mistake’ in Afghan air strike

Médecins Sans Frontières calls attack in Kunduz a ‘war crime’

US investigates Afghan hospital attack

At least 19 dead in bombing of Médecins Sans Frontières hospital