New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar

2016-05-25 17:04

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Afghan Taliban's new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan and a close confidant of its founder Mullah Omar.

Afghanistan confirms Taliban leader killed

2016-05-22 20:01

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death.

Many dead as flash floods hits Afghanistan

2016-05-18 18:01

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed in flash floods that hit the northern province of Sari Pul.

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

2016-04-25 13:52

Afghanistan's president has called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks.

PICS: Taliban suicide bombing, gunfire rattle central Kabul

2016-04-19 09:22

A powerful Taliban car bomb followed by a fierce firefight left many people dead or wounded in Kabul, the Afghan president sayd, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Pakistan grills 5 000 over horror Easter Sunday attack

2016-03-29 16:12

Pakistan has detained more than 200 people and questioned thousands more as authorities hunt down those behind the horror Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore.

Taliban fire rockets at Afghan parliament

2016-03-28 15:48

Taliban insurgents fired a barrage of rockets at Afghanistan's newly built parliament complex in Kabul, as top security officials including the intelligence chief prepared to address the assembly.

Pakistan calls in the army after deadly Lahore blast

2016-03-27 20:14

Pakistan has called in the army to help with rescue operations and security in Lahore, where a suicide bomber killed at least 65 people and left more than 200 wounded, many of them critically.

Date set for Kabul, Taliban talks

2016-02-23 22:23

Four countries trying to end Afghanistan's 15-year war with the Taliban have announced that direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will take place in March.

Gunmen kill 9 Pakistan police in overnight attacks

2016-02-18 11:08

Taliban gunmen have killed at least 9 Pakistani policemen in twin attacks overnight in a northwest tribal district that borders Afghanistan, officials say.


Taliban chief travelled on Pakistan passport

2016-05-24 15:59

Slain Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour used a Pakistani passport in a false name to make dozens of foreign trips over a ten-year period.

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

2016-05-22 14:26

An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials say.

Afghanistan hangs 6 in tough anti-Taliban push

2016-05-08 20:56

Afghanistan has hanged six Taliban-linked inmates in the first set of executions carried out as part of President Ashraf Ghani's new hardline policy against the insurgents.

Most victims of Kabul attack civilians

2016-04-20 16:58

The Afghan Interior Ministry says most of the people killed in the Taliban attack on Kabul, in which more than 60 people died, were civilians.

Pakistani man lights up Twitter

2016-04-01 06:11

A Pakistani man who was held by the Taliban for nearly five years before being abruptly freed this month described the moment he was reunited with his wife as he took to social media to share his dumbfounding story.

Pakistani Taliban tweet taunts PM after Easter attack

2016-03-29 12:38

Taliban militants who killed 72 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Taliban faction claims Lahore bombing, says Christians targeted

2016-03-27 22:09

A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing in a park in Lahore that killed 65 people and wounded over 300.

In Afghan first - ISIS fighters surrender arms

2016-02-25 21:56

A group of Afghan fighters for the Islamic State group have surrendered their weapons in eastern Afghanistan, in a first since ISIS jihadists moved into the country, officials say.

Taliban blow up girls' school in Pakistan

2016-02-20 16:09

Militants say they have blown up a girls' school in Pakistan's restive northwest, the latest in a string of attacks on educational institutions.

UN: Afghan children used as child soldiers

2016-02-17 18:01

A UN official has condemned all sides in Afghanistan's conflict for using child soldiers, noting that while government forces have reduced the number of under-age recruits, insurgent groups continue to train large numbers of child fighter.

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