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Taliban To Attend Meeting In Paris

AP | PATRICK QUINN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban will attend a meeting in France to talk about Afghanistan's future but will not discuss peace and reconciliation, th...

The Case for Janis: What Will Happen to All the Afghans We Leave Behind?

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

I never thought I'd owe my life to an Afghan man, but here I am. Janis served as my personal interpreter throughout my 2008 deployment as an embedded combat adviser to the Afghan National Security Forces in Ghazni. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be here -- it's that simple.

The Great Taliban Escape

GQ | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

It took years to lock them up. Hundreds of enemy fighters captured during some of the fiercest combat of the war. But then, one night last spring, as ...

Taliban Poetry Collection Sparks Controversy

John Lundberg | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

In defending their book, the editors of Poetry of the Taliban also argue that there is a great deal of value in learning about one's supposed enemy, whether you're a military captain or a responsible civilian. Most people would agree. But is reading a book of Taliban poetry the right way to learn?

NATO, Afghan Army Kill At Least 13 Taliban Fighters

AP | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and NATO troops on Sunday killed at least 13 Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan after an overnight gunbattle e...

Waste More, Want More: America's Afghan Solution

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia DeGennaro

This large scale experiment in global intervention is pretty much in the crapper and the so called "managers" are going straight back to what they know - tossing money at the problem.

US Officials Start To Negotiate With Taliban

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a dramatic shift, some U.S. military and civilian officials in Afghanistan are now trying to negotiate with Afghan Taliban fighters to encourage th...

Afghan Government Not Keeping Promises To Insurgents Switching Sides

Washington Post | Griff Witte | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

His path marked by moonlight, with a Kalashnikov strapped to his back, Feda Mohammed hiked the well-worn trail through the mountains of Pakistan and ...

Pakistan: 42 Militants Killed In Anti-Taliban Assault

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan pressed an offensive deeper into Taliban territory along the Afghan border Tuesday, claiming to have killed 42 militants in...

Pakistan Taliban Leader Sher Muhammad Qasab Arrested

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ESHAWAR: Pakistan said soldiers Wednesday arrested a third man from a list of most-wanted Taliban commanders in the Swat valley that offered hundreds ...

Taliban Has Returned To Most Of Afghanistan: Think Tank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A London-based think tank says that nearly eight years after the U.S. drove the Taliban from power, the Islamist militia has returned to...

Pakistan Anti-Taliban Militias Rise Up After Army Leaves

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SULTANWAS, Pakistan — Village leaders in a former Taliban stronghold are rebuilding their own militia to protect the area from militants holding...

Taliban Urge Fighters To Block Afghan Election

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban have called on people in Afghanistan to boycott next month's presidential and provincial elections....

Pakistani Villagers Attack, Kill Taliban Fighters

DAWN.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Taliban commanders and their four fighters were killed in an armed action taken by a tribal Lashkar in the Doog Darra area of Upper Dir district o...

Pakistan Refugee Hosts Stretched To The Limit (IMAGES)

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

* Scroll down for photos By Chris Webster ISLAMABAD -- Poor communities in Pakistan's northwest are hosting up to two million people uprooted by re...

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

Pakistan Army Vows To Intensify Campaign Against Taliban

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistani military claims to have surrounded Mingora, the Swat valley's main city, seeking to wrest the area from Taliban fighters....

Pakistani Clerics Support Government Anti-Taliban Offensive

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani religious leaders and scholars Tuesday issued a strong denunciation of the tactics of Taliban militants, providing what could be major boost...

Pakistan Reclaims Stronghold From Taliban

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani forces killed 80 militants and drove the Taliban from a major urban stronghold on Wednesday, the army said, as U.S. milita...

Pakistani Women Protest Taliban But Support Islamic Law (VIDEO)

Link TV - Global Pulse | Evelyn Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Evelyn Messinger | Link TV - Global Pulse In February, the now-famous video of a young woman being flogged by Taliban brought women in cities across...

Pakistan Military, Taliban Both Firing On Journalists

Committee To Protect Journalists | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Journalists in Pakistan have come under rapidly escalating pressure as the military confronts Taliban militants in the northwest region of the country...

Taliban Not Likely To Host Terrorist Groups: Analysis

Foreign Affairs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George W. Bush led the United States into war in Iraq on the grounds that Saddam Hussein might give his country's nonexistent weapons of mass destruct...

Taliban Execute Man, Woman For Having Illicit Relations

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Local Taliban executed a man and a woman on charges of having illicit relations in Hangu district near the border of Orakzai Agency a few days back....

Sitara Achakzai, Female Afghan Politician, Gunned Down By Taliban For Women's Rights Work

AP | Noor Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A female provincial official known for fighting for women's rights was gunned down in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, followin...

Pakistani Taliban Move Into New Areas Amid Continued US Drone Attacks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistani Taliban have moved into a new area in Pakistan, clashing with villagers and police in a mountain valley about 100 km (60 miles) from the cap...