Pakistani girl poses as Taliban to extort money

2015-02-24 18:28

Police in Pakistan have arrested a teenage girl for posing as a Taliban militant to extort money from wealthy people, officials say.

Suicide attack on Pakistani police HQ kills 6

2015-02-17 19:06

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed six people and himself in a brazen attack on police headquarters in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore.

Taliban now smuggle drugs and gems like mafia

2015-02-12 06:41

Afghanistan's Taliban Islamist movement is increasingly financed by criminal enterprises including heroin laboratories, illegal ruby and emerald mines and kidnapping.

Pakistan hangs 2 for sectarian murder

2015-02-03 15:10

Pakistan has hanged two sectarian militants for the murder of a Shi’ite Muslim doctor in Karachi, officials say, the latest executions since the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty.

Taliban claim Kabul airport 'insider' killings

2015-01-30 10:41

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an apparent 'insider attack' at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.

Taliban attack kills 15 in Afghanistan

2015-01-29 09:34

Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed 4 people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint left 11 dead.

Pakistan parties set to protest Muhammad cartoon

2015-01-16 12:36

Pakistani cities are preparing for nationwide protests against the printing of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a French magazine, as a faction of the Taliban denounced the journalists involved as 'filthy blasphemers'.

Afghan cop kills commander, district governor

2015-01-13 11:48

An Afghan policeman has shot and killed his commanding officer and a district governor in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, officials say, in an attack claimed by Taliban insurgents.

Children return to massacre school in Pakistan

2015-01-12 18:59

Survivors of Pakistan's worst-ever militant attack have returned to the school where Taliban gunmen massacred their classmates.

100 days in power for Afghan president, but no govt

2015-01-06 11:37

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is marking his first 100 days in power, still struggling to form a government as a new political stalemate threatens to fuel the Taliban insurgency.


Sharp rise in Afghan civilian casualties: UN

2015-02-18 15:58

The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22% in 2014, the UN says, as Nato troops withdrew from combat leaving government forces to battle a raging Taliban insurgency.

Taliban ambush, kill 6 police in Afghanistan

2015-02-17 13:48

Taliban insurgents have killed six policemen in southern Afghanistan after luring them to an abandoned building by setting off a bomb, officials say.

Afghanistan could become haven for ISIS

2015-02-11 09:44

Afghanistan is in danger of turning into a sanctuary once again for Islamist extremists as the West withdraws troops and shifts its attention elsewhere, a former senior CIA official warns.

Pakistan massacre survivors leave for 'healing trip'

2015-02-02 13:29

A group of students and teachers who survived a Taliban massacre at a Pakistani school have left for a trip to China aimed at healing the mental scars of their ordeal.

17 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan - latest

2015-01-29 12:09

A state of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan has killed at least 17 people, officials say, the latest violence that comes as insurgents increasingly target local police and Afghan forces.

5 arrested for Pakistan school massacre

2015-01-17 11:31

Afghan security services have arrested five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials say.

US, Pakistan to intensify fight against terror

2015-01-13 14:45

The US and Pakistan have vowed to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability.

Taliban in Afghanistan resisting ISIS presence

2015-01-12 20:11

An Afghan general has confirmed for the first time that ISIS is active in the country, and said that Taliban insurgents are resisting their presence there.

Pakistani school reopens after massacre

2015-01-12 07:22

Pakistani children and their parents have returned to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers.

Pakistan to execute 500 militants in coming weeks

2014-12-22 12:33

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials say, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

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