Women in Afghanistan didn't use to be allowed to work or even gain an education under the former Taliban regime. Now they are being encouraged to take up posts in the police force - though many challenges face them there, too.
A new movement has sprung up in Pakistan's Pashtun-dominated northern areas. Its supporters, wary of their region being used as a battleground for years, have taken on both the Taliban and the nation's powerful military.
India-administered Kashmir is again in the grip of violence, as protesters clash with security forces. New Delhi claims Pakistan is fueling terrorism in the area, but some say PM Modi's Kashmir strategy is to blame.
A new government report on military and civilian engagement in Afghanistan makes no mention of progress. According to Berlin, the worsening security situation is severely hampering Germany's commitment to reconstruction.
In the wake of the Florida school shooting, companies across the country that offer shooter training courses saw a spike in their bookings. But how effective can they be? Jurriaan van Eerten went along to one in Denver.
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