The women who served as a deadly duo for the Taliban
While the ultra-conservative Islamists ban women from many areas of life -- often forcing them to stay home and barring them from most jobs -- they are not above using them as killers.
Mike Pompeo meets Taliban, Afghan negotiators in Doha
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met negotiators from the Afghan government and th...
Pakistan's 'university of jihad', Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary, proud of Taliban alumni
The Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary has churned out a ...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Taliban negotiation team in Doha
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday met with a Taliban negotiating team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on the sidelines of co...
Pompeo meets Afghan govt, Taliban negotiator; calls for reduction in violence
Pompeo visit to Doha comes in wake of a rocket attack in the capital of Kabul. Earlier on Saturday, 23 rockets struck various part of Kabul, killing eight people. The ISIL (ISIS) affiliate in Afghanistan claimed the responsibility for the attack.
Peace seems impossible on Afghanistan's front lines even as US, Taliban engage in talks
"Since the talks began, the fighting has intensified every day," said Ahmad Ikhlas, a police commander with hearing damage from a recent Taliban truck bombing. "One of our colleagues died in the explosion a couple of weeks ago. After the blast, I became deaf."
Graffiti in support of terror groups surfaces in Mangaluru on anniversary of Mumbai attack
"Do not force us to invite Lashkar-e Toiba and Taliban to deal with Sanghis and Manuvadi. #Lashkar Zindabad," an (anonymous) graffiti read.
NYT Editorial: A responsible withdrawal from Afghanistan
The two sides have yet to begin confronting a host of seemingly irreconcilable differences, including whether to be a theocracy or a republic, and the status of women and followers of the Shiite sect of Islam. The Taliban claim they now accept Shiites as fellow Muslims. But previously Taliban leaders have justified persecuting them as infidels.
Pakistan Interior Minister threatens opposition parties with Taliban attacks
"These kinds of irresponsible statements by the federal ministers have already caused a difficult situation for Pakistan in Financial Action Task Force," he said, adding that the ministers through such statements were in fact "validating" the allegations being levelled against Pakistan by the world.
Taliban call on President-elect Joe Biden to stick to US troop withdrawal deal
Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump had made ending the war in Afghanistan a major campaign promise and had said in a Tweet in October that troops could be out of Afghanistan by Christmas, though officials such as his national security advisor have said that they were working to the May 2021 deadline.
India, USA discuss Delhi's role in Afghanistan amid Taliban peace talks
US interlocutor for Afghan-Taliban talks Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday shared details of the Afghan peace process with India and urged Delhi to continue with its constructive role in the landlocked country.
US announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq
The decision announced by Acting US Defence Secretary Christopher C Miller on Tuesday is in line with incumbent President Donald Trump's campaign promise to bring the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a successful and responsible conclusion and to bring service members home.
Trump says 19 years in Afghanistan enough, reiterating that US troops are coming back
"We never had anything like it -- and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars in countries that you've never even heard of. And they're all coming back. You know that, right? I hope nobody objects," Trump told his supporters on Wednesday at an election rally in Gastonia, in the battleground state of North Carolina.
Seduced by China's Belt and Road Initiative, Taliban also forsake Uyghurs
The Chinese influence, which is now extending into Afghanistan through iron-brother Pakistan, has ensured that even die-hard terror groups like the Taliban keep quiet on the Chinese campaign to culturally, ethnically and ideologically change the Uyghurs-the people of East Turkistan province, renamed Xinjiang by China.
NATO chief warns of high price if troops leave Afghanistan
NATO has fewer than 12,000 troops from dozens of nations in Afghanistan helping to train and advise the national security forces. U.S. troops frequently make up about half that number, and the 30-nation alliance relies heavily on the United States armed forces for transport, logistics and other support.