ARTICLES RELATING TO TALIBAN

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

2016-08-10 06:23

Fierce fighting in Helmand has sent thousands of Afghans fleeing, sparking a humanitarian crisis as Taliban insurgents besiege the city despite intensified US airstrikes.

Hostages taken in Pakistan helicopter crash in Afghanistan: officials

2016-08-04 20:23

A spokesperson says a Pakistani government helicopter has crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan and all on board have been taken hostage by the Taliban.

No plans to revive talks with Taliban, Afghanistan says

2016-07-14 13:18

An Afghan official says there are no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table.

US slows drawdown from Afghanistan

2016-07-06 20:48

President Barack Obama has announced that 8 400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

2016-06-19 11:15

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults say.

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

2016-06-11 12:32

President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to more directly take on the Taliban, again ratcheting up a 15-year conflict that he came to office vowing to end.

Six killed as Taliban bombers attack courthouse

2016-06-01 21:16

Taliban suicide bombers wearing police uniforms have attacked a courthouse in the Afghan city of Ghazni and killed six people.

Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan - officials

2016-05-31 11:40

The Taliban have killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials say, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week.

Pakistan: DNA test confirms Mansour's death

2016-05-29 21:42

A DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike, Pakistan's interior ministry says.

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.

 

Ball bearings, shrapnel in Pakistan hospital bomb

2016-08-08 16:57

A Taliban suicide bomb packed with ball bearings has torn through a Pakistani hospital and killed at least 70 people, as witnesses described tearful staff rushing towards the smoking blast site to help the wounded.

Taliban truck bomb strikes hotel for foreigners in Kabul

2016-08-01 07:18

A massive Taliban truck bomb struck a hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said, just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years.

Carter seeks better use of forces in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 16:02

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the decision to give US commanders more authority to work with Afghan troops will maximise the effectiveness of American forces.

Dozens of Afghan police feared dead in Kabul suicide bomb attack

2016-06-30 11:31

Two buses transporting police cadets in the Afghan capital were struck by a suicide bomb attack, government and Taliban sources said, with many casualties feared.

US said to be reconsidering Afghan drawdown

2016-06-15 20:41

Britain's defence minister says US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has told Nato allies that the US will take another look at withdrawing thousands of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

Gunmen kill Afghan prosecutor, 7 others

2016-06-05 17:31

Taliban gunmen have stormed a court building in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor.

Amnesty: 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced

2016-05-31 17:29

Amnesty International has urges the Afghan government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of those displaced by war.

Afghanistan: Over 50 police killed in Helmand

2016-05-30 22:35

More than 50 police officers have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province in the first major offensive by Taliban fighters since their new leader took charge.

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit

2016-05-29 17:21

A Pakistani officer says police have registered a case against unknown US officials, seeking to press murder charges over a May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour and a driver.

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.

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