World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 25, 2015
At least five soldiers and six Taliban militants have been killed after raids on Pakistan army checkpoints in the restive tribal area of Waziristan, security officials say, as the military presses on with an offensive in the Shawal Valley.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 24, 2015
Two Pakistani soldiers including a senior officer were killed today in an exchange of fire with Islamist militants in a restive tribal district along the Afghan border, where the army last week began a ground offensive.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 17, 2015
Air strikes Sunday killed 40 suspected militants in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border as part of a major operation against the Taliban and other insurgents, the military said.
World News | Agencies | Sunday August 16, 2015
Home Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province Shuja Khanzada was today assassinated along with eight others when a suicide bomber blew himself up at his house in Shadi Khal village in Attock district.
India News | Reuters | Sunday August 16, 2015
Tributes for Pakistan's late former Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) chief Hamid Gul poured in today, words bound to infuriate Pakistan's neighbours after he spent a career promoting militancy in Afghanistan and India.
World News | Reuters | Friday August 14, 2015
A secret military court in Pakistan sentenced six men to death after convicting them of involvement in the Taliban massacre of 134 children at an army-run school in Peshawar, the military said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 12, 2015
Pakistani security forces said today they had foiled a plot to bomb Independence Day celebrations in Karachi after arresting a Taliban gang in the city.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 10, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lambasted neighbouring Pakistan today over a recent wave of insurgent attacks in the capital Kabul that killed at least 56 people.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 8, 2015
Pakistan is preparing a comprehensive national immunisation plan to make the country polio-free by the next year.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
Dreaded one-eyed Taliban chief Mullah Omar neither died nor was buried in Pakistan, their defence minister Khawaja Asif today said amid growing infighting among the militants.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 6, 2015
A US drone attack on a militant compound in a restive Pakistani tribal area on Thursday killed at least five militants, security officials said
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 5, 2015
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected all applications challenging the 18th and 21st constitutional amendments, ruling in favour of the establishment of military courts in the country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 5, 2015
Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has said that ongoing efforts at talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are the "only credible way" to bring peace to the region.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 1, 2015
At the Taliban meeting this week where Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was named as the Islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader Mullah Omar, walked out in protest.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 31, 2015
Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the dreaded Haqqani network behind some of the deadliest attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, has been dead for over a year, sources said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 31, 2015
The Afghan Taliban named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new chief today, a historic power transition that raises hopes a more moderate leadership will pave the way for peace talks despite divisions within insurgent ranks.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 30, 2015
Afghanistan's Taliban have captured a district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops struggled to secure for years, in the latest setback for Afghan government forces now largely battling the militants on their own.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 30, 2015
One of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade, Mullah Omar was also one of the most elusive.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Karachi, Afghanistan's intelligence agency spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said today.
People | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Taliban chief Mullah Omar has cast a long shadow over Afghanistan ever since he led a young band of zealots to power almost two decades ago, imposing brutal Islamist rule over the country.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terrorists.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 24, 2015
China is likely to host a second round of peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban representatives next week, an Afghan official said today, raising hopes for progress toward a political settlement to end years of bloodshed.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 13, 2015
Talks last week between Afghanistan and Taliban negotiators were hailed by officials as a major breakthrough, but insurgent commanders on the ground have responded far more sceptically, highlighting the huge challenges facing the embryonic peace process.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 11, 2015
The UN Security Council has welcomed the recently held direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a step towards "peace and reconciliation" in the war-torn country.