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Staying in Afghanistan Is a Recipe for More Terrorism

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.

International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Death Of Leader Could Make Pakistan's Taliban More Violent Than Ever

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Maria Golovnina and Asim Tanveer ISLAMABAD, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The killing of one of Pakistan's most wanted Islamic militants in a ...

Pakistan Divided Over Slain Taliban Chief's Legacy

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Regardless of Pakistan's outcry, Washington's drone campaign has proved extremely precise and productive in ousting key Al-Qaeda leadership, dismantling the terrorist organization's command and structure in elusive tribal regions of Pakistan.

AfPak: 'Another Fine Mess' in US Killing of Taliban Chief Readying for Peace Talks?

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Perhaps there is a good explanation for why Mehsud had to die just as he moved into peace negotiations, negotiations which may well have failed. But none has been forthcoming.

Pakistani Taliban Vow Revenge For Leader's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Saud Mehsud and Hafiz Wazir DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA, Pakistan, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their lea...

Report: Leader Of Pakistani Taliban Killed In Drone Strike

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Friday, intelligence officials s...

Insurgency Is Hit Hard in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Right now, there is a critical opportunity for the international community to continue tracking down top Taliban leaders in Pakistan and disconnecting them from the local commanders in Afghanistan.

New Mehsud Videos Show Pakistani Taliban Leader Alive (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff and Doug Sarro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan Taliban leader alive, videos seem to show. Two videos released this weekend appear to provide further evidence that Pakistani Taliban leader ...

Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistan Taliban Chief, May Have Survived Missile Strike

AP | MUNIR AHMED and ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan and U.S. intelligence wrongly reported the death of the head of the Pakistani Taliban in a CIA drone strike and the brash, ...

Talibanopalooza in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Many factions of the Taliban now harbor strong anti-Pakistan stance and then there are others that yearn for an Islamic revolution in Pakistan.

Hakimullah Mehsud Dead, Pakistani Officials Confirm

AP | RIAZ KHAN and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani government confirmed for the first time Wednesday that the country's Taliban leader has died of injuries sust...

Suspected US Drones Kill 6 Militants In Pakistan

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban refused Tuesday to provide proof their leader survived a U.S. missile attack, just one day after promi...

Pakistan Insurgents Stage Comeback In Tribal Area

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KHAR, Pakistan (Associated Press) -- Pakistani troops killed eight Islamist militants Tuesday in an Afghan border region where insurgents are staging ...

Hakimullah Mehsud, Taliban Leader, Reported Dead In U.S. Drone Strike, Pakistan Investigating

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government was investigating reports Sunday that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died from injuries sustain...

Pakistan Takes Taliban Chief's Hometown Of Kotkai

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers captured the hometown of the country's Taliban chief Saturday, a strategic and symbolic initial prize as the army...

Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim Dead: Pakistan Says US kills FBI-wanted terrorist in Pakistan strike

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A U.S. missile strike in Pakistan killed one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists, a man suspected in a deadly 1986 ...

New Taliban Chief Ends Rumours He's Dead By Meeting Reporters

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The new head of Pakistan's Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has met reporters in the country's north-west, quashing persistent rumours he was dead....

Pakistan To Seek Terror Charges Against Americans

AP | MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police said Thursday they plan to ask a court to charge five Americans arrested in early December with terrorism, and will...

Hakimullah Mehsud: Ruthless New Pakistan Taliban Leader Named

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MAKEEN, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban fighters are committed to helping the fight in Afghanistan and consider Barack Obama their "No 1 enemy," a ...

Pakistan Taliban Caught In Power Struggle After Leader Killed

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major power struggle appears to have broken out between the diverse militant factions that make up the Taliban in Pakistan....

Hakimullah Mehsud's Bases Pounded By Pakistan, 12 die

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Helicopter gunships pummeled a key Taliban commander's bases in Pakistan's northwest, killing at least 12 insurgents Thur...