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Bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers found in Afghanistan

The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers, taken under duress by armed gunmen nearly two months ago, have been found in a city in the south of Afghanistan, a government official reported on Saturday.

Taliban publish biography of 'RPG-loving' Mullah Omar

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban on Sunday published a descriptive biography of their "charismatic" supreme leader Mullah Omar, in a surprise move apparently aimed at countering the creeping influence of the Islamic State group within insurgent ranks.

Pakistan army battles Taliban for strategic valley

Peshawar - High in the mountains along the Afghan border, Pakistan's fight against Taliban militants is focusing on their last, fearsome redoubt -- the notorious Tirah Valley, home to renegades and rebels for centuries.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul as Taliban warn on US troop pullout

Kabul - A suicide car bomber killed seven people in Kabul Wednesday as the Taliban warned that Washington's decision to slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts.

US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

Kandahar - US President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts, the Taliban said Wednesday, vowing to continue fighting.

No US-Taliban meetings planned in Doha: White House

Washington - The White House said Thursday there are currently no meetings planned in Qatar between US and Taliban officials to discuss possible peace talks on Afghanistan, as Taliban sources had indicated.

Taliban claim NATO 'defeat' in 13-year Afghan war

Kabul - The Taliban responded scornfully Monday to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty" that had drowned the country "in a pool of blood".

Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Op-Ed: Afghanistan to remain a western-funded client state

Kabul - While the Afghan security forces may or may not be able to fend off attacks by the Taliban when the 2015 fighting begins next spring, one thing is certain, the Afghan government cannot fund those forces without aid from the US and others.

Taliban leader messes up tweet, gives away location via geotag

Kabul - With a mistaken tweet, the Taliban's Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed with a geotag that he was in Sindh, Pakistan. The Friday tweet which went out to almost 5,900 followers claimed an attack; Mujahid claims the tweet was a conspiracy.

Taliban seize key area of strategic province in Afghanistan

Kabul - Hundreds of Taliban attacked the Ajrestan District of Ghazni province a key link between the capital Kabul and southern areas. The Taliban have also been making advances in the south recently.

Corpsman saves lives, even the enemy's Special

Navy corpsman Mike Dolnick has seen the results of war, and helped save the lives of many: Americans, United Nations military, Afghan Army soldiers, civilians, and even the enemy--the Taliban.

Operation Zarb-e-Azb: 5,000KG IED recovered and detonated Special

A 5,000KG IED was recovered in Boya as Pakistan Security Forces fought to clear the area part of Miranshah early last week. The IED, equivalent to 11,020 lbs of TNT, was diffused by the Pakistan Army's Counter IED team of engineers before detonating it.

Afghani candidates agree to settle election dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan should finally have a new president in September under the terms of a new accord aimed at resolving the country's disputed presidential election runoff earlier this year.

American general killed in Afghan attack identified

Kabul - An American two-star general, who was killed in an attack at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb breaking Taliban's hold in North Special

Pakistan's Operation Zarb-e-Azb has decimated the Taliban stronghold in the North Waziristan Agency, crippling its ability to wage a war against Pakistan and invade Afghanistan once U.S. withdraws its troops.

Op-Ed: Restraint needed in case of Bowe Berghdal

If one spends any amount of time following the news, it is likely that you have heard or seen some sort of report on the Army trade where five high-ranking Taliban members in US custody were exchanged for injured US Army Pfc. Bowe Berghdal.

Roadside bombs claim at least 10 lives in Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least 10 people are confirmed dead in Afghanistan after they sustained injuries in two separate roadside bomb attacks.

200 fuel tankers torched by Taliban outside Kabul

Kabul - The Taliban have torched about 200 tankers the Taliban claim were supplying NATO forces in Afghanistan with fuel. According to police the attack was just outside the capital Kabul.

Taliban gunmen launch new attack on Karachi airport

Karachi - Taliban insurgents in Pakistan say they were behind Tuesday's attack on a security academy at the country's largest airport, less than two days after an all-night assault killed more than 30.

Pakistan's busiest airport reopens after deadly terror attack

Karachi - Service resumed at Pakistan's busiest airport on Monday, less than 24 hours after a group of Taliban militants launched an all-night attack on the Karachi facility.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Taliban release video of US soldier's handover

Kabul - The Taliban released Wednesday footage of the dramatic moments when a cadre of gun-toting militants handed over army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to US forces after five years in captivity."Don't return to Afghanistan again.

Taliban threaten Afghan election, warn voters to stay away

Kabul - Taliban insurgents threatened Monday to attack Afghanistan's run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations for fear of injury or death.

'New opening' for US-Taliban talks possible: Hagel  

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel expressed hope Sunday the release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl would lead to direct US talks with the Taliban.

US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace: Afghan official

Kabul - The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council said Sunday.

Fiery Islamic cleric guilty of terrorism after U.S. trial

New York - A radical Islamic cleric from Britain faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of 11 terror-related charges in a New York courtroom.

Taliban declare last 'spring offensive' before NATO exit

Kabul - Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" on Thursday, vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces before the 13-year NATO combat mission ends.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help peace negotiations with the government, but insisted they were still committed to the talks process.

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Bannu - The Pakistani Taliban Wednesday said they would not extend a ceasefire called to help negotiations with the government but said they were still committed to the peace talks process.
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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 explosions were heard and at least two policemen injured. – File photo
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Dawood Ibrahim, the sole survivor in his class saved by his faulty alarm clock from a Taliban attack on the Peshawar Army Public School.
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Nadia Sediqqi, head of the women's affairs department in Laghman province, shot dead by two gunmen.
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, 16, who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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British boxing star Amir Khan
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File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
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The brave soldier returns fire as he scrambles across rocky and hilly terrain under machine gun fire
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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26, 2001
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Abdulqahar Balkhi - @ABalkhi Twitter page
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Helmet cam video: US soldier under Taliban machine gun fire
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Screenshot of Zabihullah Mujahid's Twitter account from Sunday, October 5, 2014.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Five insurgents belonging to Quetta Shura arrested with 33 suicide vests and 1,000 kg of explosives in Kandahar Province.
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in 2005. Photo: Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
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U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
U.S. Secretary of State poses with Aghani female politicians at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2011.
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