Trump keeps threatening US enemies with destructive power greater than nuclear weapons — experts say that's 'crazy talk'

2019-09-16 14:12

Nothing comes close to a thermonuclear weapon. Insider spoke to the US's leading arms control experts, who struggled to make sense of what Trump said.

Veterans say it was a 'horrible idea' for Trump to invite the Taliban to Camp David days before 9/11

2019-09-10 18:10

President Donald Trump called off secret talks at Camp David between himself and the Taliban. Just the plan made some veterans furious.

US negotiators trying to end the Afghanistan war are frustrated that Trump keeps giving the Taliban a stronger hand

2019-08-20 16:20

Trump sees himself as a powerful negotiator, but in Afghanistan his desire to withdraw forces his negotiator to work with "one hand behind his back."

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

2018-09-04 13:10

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan Taliban have announced.

18 dead in 12-hour Taliban siege at luxury Kabul hotel

2018-01-21 15:11

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people including 14 foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle that left terrified guests scrambling to escape and parts of the building ablaze.

Eight police killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

2017-05-18 20:02

Afghan official says eight police have been killed in attacks on three checkpoints in southern Kandahar province.

Afghan Taliban release some kidnapped bus passengers

2016-06-22 14:43

The Taliban have released 21 of some two dozen hostages pulled from their vehicles on a highway in southern Afghanistan, officials say, a day after they were abducted by the militants.

Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

2016-05-23 10:41

President Barack Obama has confirmed that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Google pulls Taliban app from online store

2016-04-04 08:49

Google has removed a Taliban-developed online application for Android smartphones aimed at increasing the militant group’s visibility worldwide.

Taliban declares last 'spring offensive'

2014-05-08 11:56

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have announced the start of their "spring offensive", vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces.


US security adviser's 2-sentence resignation letter was shorter than Trump's tweets firing him

2019-09-11 08:21

Bolton's short resignation letter is emblematic of the terse nature of his departure from the White House, which did not occur under friendly terms.

Trump reportedly wanted to show off his negotiation skills by inviting the Taliban to Camp David

2019-09-10 07:22

The Taliban's trip was reportedly embraced by Trump, but some National Security Council officials were not privy to the fluid developments.

Adorable video shows an Afghan boy who lost his leg from a landmine dancing after receiving a prosthetic limb

2019-05-09 12:04

In a heartwarming video, 5-year-old Ahmad Sayed Rahman gleefully reacts and dances after receiving a prosthetic leg at an Afghan orthopedic centre.

95 killed, 158 wounded in Afghan car bombing

2018-01-27 20:14

Authorities say a suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Freed hostage says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

2017-10-14 20:48

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle has accused his kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network.

Deadly attack on police buses claimed by Taliban

2016-06-30 13:58

At least 27 policemen have been killed and 40 wounded after a bomb attack claimed by the Taliban struck a convoy of buses transporting police cadets in Kabul, the interior ministry says.

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after deadly drone strike

2016-05-25 09:42

An Afghan Taliban spokesperson has confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the group's leader, in a US drone strike and announced the appointment of Haibatullah Akhunzada as his successor.

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

2016-04-19 15:19

At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Pakistani parents arrested for refusing polio vaccination

2015-03-04 12:15

Pakistan reported 306 polio cases last year, but many parents refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated against the disease.

Taliban releases kidnapped MP

The Taliban released a senior female Afghan MP on Saturday, after kidnapping her last month. Watch this dramatic footage of her release.

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