Taliban say they're ready for second round of talks with US

2018-09-12 19:28

Taliban say they're ready for another round of talks with US, likely to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations.

At least 37 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul

2018-08-15 21:31

At least 37 people, the majority of them students, have been killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shi'ite area of Kabul, officials say.

Taliban kill 5 Afghan forces days ahead of truce

2018-06-10 16:08

An Afghan official says the Taliban have attacked a checkpoint in the southern Kandahar province, killing five security forces.

Pakistan's top judge orders probe of deadliest terror attack

2018-05-11 06:40

Relatives of the victims - mainly children - have long called for an accounting of the security and intelligence failures that allowed Pakistani Taliban gunmen to storm the school, run by the powerful military, in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Pakistan, Afghanistan appeal to Taliban to join peace talks

2017-12-26 18:17

The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan have issued a joint appeal to Taliban militants to join peace talks following a meeting organised by China to mend strained relations between the two governments.

US mom details brutality at hands of Taliban faction

2017-11-21 08:57

A US mother held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for five years has detailed the violence and sexual assault she endured in captivity.

Dozens of prisoners freed from Taliban jail

2017-11-19 22:04

Afghan officials say dozens of prisoners have been freed by Afghan special forces during a raid on a Taliban jail in southern Afghanistan.

US soldier killed in Afghan helicopter crash

2017-10-28 20:10

A US soldier has died after the helicopter he was in crashed in Afghanistan, foreign forces say, denying Taliban claims that it had shot down the aircraft.

Suicide attack on Afghan military base, 43 dead

2017-10-19 12:41

At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan, the third assault on a security installation this week.

Taliban dismiss Trump's Afghan strategy as 'nothing new'

2017-08-22 17:20

The Taliban have dismissed Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan as vague and 'nothing new' after the US president cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country.


Afghan president calls for Eid cease-fire, Taliban to reply

2018-08-19 18:40

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the duration of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

2018-06-17 21:57

A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 19 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire.

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks - US general

2018-05-31 06:11

Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan has disclosed.

Survivors of Taliban attack on Kabul hotel recount ordeal

2018-01-23 08:34

Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel give harrowing accounts of the 13-hour weekend standoff that has claimed 18 lives, including 14 foreigners.

Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

2017-12-01 16:33

Nine people were killed and dozens injured when Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

US hits Taliban by striking drug labs

2017-11-21 07:05

US Forces have launched airstrikes on drug-making laboratories in Afghanistan as part a new joint strategy to cut off funding for the Taliban, authorities say.

Taliban kill 22 Afghan police in multiple attacks

2017-10-29 17:35

Taliban insurgents, some wearing night-vision goggles, killed 22 Afghan policemen in separate attacks on checkpoints over the weekend in the latest blow to the country's beleaguered security forces.

From rage to peace: A SEAL's view of Bergdahl

2017-10-28 07:00

A former Navy SEAL whose career as a commando ended when he was shot while searching for Bowe Bergdahl, says his feelings toward the Army sergeant have gone from rage to peace.

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

2017-08-28 06:49

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, an official said.

Taliban seized northern Faryab province in Afghanistan

2017-08-13 22:39

Afghan official says that Taliban insurgents have seized control of a district headquarters in northern Faryab province

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