US Doublespeak on Terror?
Jan 29, 2015
India 'Secular' No More?
Jan 29, 2015
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 30, 2015
The Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for an apparent "insider attack" at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 29, 2015
Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed four people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint the previous night left 11 dead.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 19, 2015
Over 600 people have been arrested and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered during raids by police in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as part of measures to counter terrorism and improve security.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 17, 2015
Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, officials said on Friday, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and US interests.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The US will provide Pakistan $250 million in addition to the billions of dollars of military aid already spent, Secretary of State John Kerry said in Islamabad on Tuesday.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 12, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country's leadership to step up the fight against extremists and eliminate safe havens for terror groups along the Afghan border.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 8, 2015
An Afghan military officer who says he'll be targeted by the Taliban if sent home continues to await a decision on whether he can stay in the United States.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 7, 2015
At least nine people were killed across Afghanistan today, including two children who were struck by a bomb blast while gathering firewood, officials said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 6, 2015
The failure of Afghanistan's new leaders to name a new cabinet after more than three months has sparked a wave of online jokes, with even the Taliban insurgents joining in.
World News | Azam Ahmed, The New York Times | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Still, he prays that one day he will be out of a job.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 5, 2015
A suicide car bomber struck near the headquarters of the European police training mission in Kabul today, killing one Afghan civilian and wounding five others nearby, police and the EUPOL said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 4, 2015
A US drone strike targeting a Taliban-linked warlord killed at least six militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border Sunday morning, Pakistani security officials said.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 1, 2015
Afghan police say that at least 26 people have been killed by a rocket that hit a house during a wedding party in the southern province of Helmand.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Afghan security forces are on high alert today to prevent Taliban attacks marking the end of the year as NATO combat operations close down and a new "train and support" mission takes over.
World News | Matthew Rosenberg, The New York Times | Tuesday December 30, 2014
The reclusiveness of Mullah Muhammad Omar raises questions about the group's leadership and its influence in the jihadist world next to the Islamic State.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 29, 2014
The Taliban responded scornfully today to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty" that had drowned the country "in a pool of blood"
World News | Reuters | Monday December 29, 2014
The US-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission yesterday, more than 13 years after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the September 11, 2001 attacks on American cities.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 28, 2014
Some Afghan nationals working in the canteen of the army-run school where 150 people, mostly school children, were massacred, have been arrested by Pakistan security agencies for allegedly facilitating the Taliban militants in carrying out the bloodb...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 28, 2014
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 26, 2014
Afghan officials said that a NATO air strikE, today, killed five civilians and wounded six others, just days before the US-led military coalition ends combat operations in the country.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
One week before the US combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.
Reuters | Thursday December 25, 2014
A national women's cricket team formed in 2010 with some fanfare was quietly dissolved this year amid Taliban threats, insecurity and conservative beliefs that led to a shortage of players.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday December 23, 2014
At least 150 Taliban fighters have been killed by government forces during 12 days of fighting in the volatile east, near the border with Pakistan, the police chief of Kunar province said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 22, 2014
Afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the Pakistani Taliban which carried out a school massacre last week, officials said today.