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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.
Digital Journal Report by George McGinn - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathan Miller

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

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.
In the Media by Emal Haidary (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

'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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Ben Sheppard (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

Amid Taliban threat Afghanistan resolves to vote in April

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to participate in the first democratic elections in decades. But the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the key April 5 elections with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 2 comments

Shadowy militant splinter groups threaten Pakistan peace talks

Islamabad - Pakistan has hailed progress in peace talks with the country's main Taliban faction, but attacks claimed by mysterious splinter factions are threatening to undermine the process.The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) declared a one-month ceasefire last w...
In the Media by Sajjad Tarakzai (AFP)

Pakistani Taliban announce month-long ceasefire

Bannu - Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid on Saturday announced a month-long ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks with the Pakistan government."We announce a month-long ceasefire from today and appeal to all our comrades to res...
In the Media by AFP

Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers in predawn attack

Asadabad - The Taliban stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan early Sunday, killing 20 soldiers and kidnapping seven, an official said.The volatile border area is dominated by militants who often use improvised explosive d...
In the Media by AFP

Video: 500 pound bomb dropped on U.S. soldiers by mistake

It happened in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. Apparently after spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge, U.S. Army mortar teams engaged with 60mm mortars. In a simultaneous airstrike, the U.S. dropped a 500-pound bomb on their own guys.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

U.S. to seek soldier's freedom via Taliban prisoner swap

Washington - Washington will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban on exchanging a U.S. soldier held captive by insurgents since 2009 for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, The Washington Post reported.The move is an attempt to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
In the Media by AFP

Blow for Pakistan talks as Taliban negotiator pulls out

Islamabad - Pakistan's fledgling peace talks with the Taliban suffered a fresh blow Friday as a negotiator for the militants said he would take no further part until the agenda included the imposition of Islamic sharia law.
In the Media by Khurram SHAHZAD (AFP)

British dog being held hostage by Taliban

Kabul - The Taliban have produced dozens of “proof of life” videos featuring combatants they have taken hostage. The latest release is a first in the war. The Afghans are providing evidence of still holding a dog captured in December of last year.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Pakistan holds landmark talks with Taliban

Islamabad - Negotiators for Pakistan's government and the Taliban called for a ceasefire after meeting Thursday in the first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency.
In the Media by Khurram Shahzad (AFP)

Pakistan government, Taliban 'begin talks'

Islamabad - Negotiators for Pakistan's government and Taliban met Thursday for a first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency, sources said.
In the Media by AFP

Drone limits put American 'lives at risk,' US congressman says

Washington - Mike Rogers (R – Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated Tuesday that drone limits put American “lives at risk.”

Pakistan-Taliban peace talks falter as they begin

Islamabad - Pakistan's planned peace talks with Taliban insurgents stumbled as they began Tuesday, with government negotiators missing a preliminary meeting citing doubts over the militants' team.
In the Media by Khurram Shahzad (AFP) - 1 comment

Pakistan-Taliban peace talks due to start

Islamabad - Negotiators representing the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents are to meet for preliminary peace talks later Tuesday following a spate of killings, but there is scepticism about their chances of success.
In the Media by AFP

Pakistan Taliban want Imran Khan as representative for talks

Islamabad - The Pakistani Taliban wants politician and former cricket player Imran Khan to be a member of a five-man team which will represent them in peace talks.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Op-Ed: British government misleads media about IRA-Taliban link

After months of laughing off the threat of an Irish Republican Army resurgence the British government has finally agreed that there might be a problem. The British response was swift: mislead the media and link the IRA to the Taliban.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments
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Malala Yousafzai  the Pakistani schoolgirl  16  who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, 16, who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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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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The brave soldier returns fire as he scrambles across rocky and hilly terrain under machine gun fire
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A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution in a village outs...
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A woman accused of adultery squats in front of a crowd before her public execution in a village outside Kabul
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Helmet cam video: US soldier under Taliban machine gun fire
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Helmet cam video: US soldier under Taliban machine gun fire
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Little Commandos
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium  Kabul  November 16...
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium, Kabul, November 16, 1999. The mother of five had been found guilty of killing her husband while he slept, after being beaten by him.[130][131]
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Taliban s Twitter account
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Taliban's Twitter account
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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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Nadia Sediqqi, head of the women's affairs department in Laghman province, shot dead by two gunmen.
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Taliban in Afghanistan
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Taliban in Afghanistan
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Screenshot of a graphic video showing U.S. Marines allegedly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban...
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Screenshot of a graphic video showing U.S. Marines allegedly urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban soldiers
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Woman wearing burqa
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Woman wearing burqa
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Explosions in Kabul following visit by President Barack Obama.
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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 Airpo...
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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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Lahore, Pakistan
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U.S. President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yo...
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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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Militants in police uniform attacked Central Jail in Dera Ismail Khan late on Monday as around 20 ex...
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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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File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
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File photo: Taliban insurgents turn themselves into Afghan National Security Forces
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Abdulqahar Balkhi - @ABalkhi Twitter page
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Five insurgents belonging to Quetta Shura arrested with 33 suicide vests and 1 000 kg of explosives ...
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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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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26  2001
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Taliban religious police beating a woman in Kabul on August 26, 2001
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