Head of UN Women meets the Taliban over ban on women aid workers

Top UN officials stress need to ‘uphold human rights’ and find ways to resume relief efforts

Taliban publicly flogs nine men up to 39 times in football stadium

Each man was struck between 35 and 39 times in front of officials, religious clerics, elders and locals

Nobel winner Maria Ressa, Rappler, cleared of tax evasion charges: ‘Truth wins’

‘These charges… were politically motivated… A brazen abuse of power’

UN blacklists Pakistan’s Abdul Rehman Makki, brother-in-law of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, as global terrorist

China had placed a ‘technical hold’ on listing last year, blocking India-US joint move

Pakistan’s Sharif calls for ‘critical and honest talk’ with Modi on ‘burning points like Kashmir’

‘My message to the Indian management and PM Modi is that let’s sit down on the desk’

Nepal plane crash: 70 bodies recovered from wreckage as black box found

Aircraft’s data recorder to be sent to France as resuers race to find two missing passengers

Co-pilot of doomed Yeti Airlines flight lost husband to earlier crash in Nepal

Co-pilot Anju Khatiwada had more than 6,400 hours of flying time

‘Like an earthquake’: Eyewitness accounts and passenger video reveal final moments of Nepal flight

Black boxes of crashed plane have been recovered from the wreckage

Mursal Nabizada: ‘Trailblazing’ former female Afghan MP shot dead in her home

Nabizada was one of the few female politicians who stayed back in Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

Death toll rises to 68 as plane with 72 people on board crashes in Nepal

Airport shut for rescue operation as flight crashes

Isis says ‘martyrdom-seeker’ carried out deadly suicide bombing outside Afghan foreign ministry

Militant group names suicide bomber who detonated explosive vest, killing 20 civilians

Saudi Arabia offers to provide $11bn to Pakistan

Saudi Arabia discussing financial assistance with ‘sisterly’ republic Pakistan

Top Bangladesh opposition leaders freed after month in jail

Bangladesh government accused of arbitrarily arresting opposition members

Taliban claims women and girls’ education is only being ‘postponed’ and will be restored

Taliban wants women to ‘receive education in an environment compliant with our values and rules’

Taliban signs first international deal with China for major foreign investment in Afghanistan

Chinese petroleum company CAPEIC to invest $150m (£124m) a year

Pneumonia cases spike in Afghanistan as families struggle to keep warm in second winter under Taliban

Exclusive: Children under five especially vulnerable after cases in age group nearly doubled last year

‘Multiple casualties’ feared after loud explosion heard outside Kabul military airport

Local residents say a loud explosion was heard before 8am local time on New Year’s Day