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Until My Life is Written By God: One Man's Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan

Rebecca Novick | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

Peshawar, in the North-Western Khyber region on the edge of the country's tribal areas, has been dubbed the "terror capital" of Pakistan for good reason.

The Taliban Revival

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.12.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Believing that they are actually winning the battle against the United States and regional governments, the Taliban want to be recognized as a legitimate political entity.

No Peace Talks for Pakistan

Mina Sohail | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mina Sohail

After Hakimullah Mehsud's death in a drone strike recently, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) now have a hardliner, Mullah Fazlullah, as their new leader.

Taliban Reportedly Seize 22 Pakistani Forces

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN Dec 27 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have seized at least 22 men from a paramilitary force in attacks on three checkpoints in n...

The Similarities Between Honey Boo Boo and Malala Yousafzai

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Hilary Levey Friedman

If we are complicit in these children's fame, and their compromised safety, by watching and reaching about their lives, we must be willing to change the underlying social problems that they represent.

Taliban Shoot Teenage Activist

AP | SHERIN ZADA and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 12.09.2012 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan -- Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai was admired across a battle-scarred region of Pakistan for exposing the Taliban's atrocities a...

The Winners and Losers of the Taliban Reintegration Process

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mr. Rashid's theory reflects a more abysmal picture for the future of Afghanistan. Does it mean that all educated Afghans will now have to reach out to the triumphant Taliban (in their office in Qatar) to attain an approval certificate of for their work?

Al-Qaeda, Taliban Fighters Ask To Team Up With Pakistani Militants Against U.S.

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Prominent al-Qaida and Afghan Taliban fighters asked Pakistani militants in a pair of rare meetings to set aside th...

Pakistan Explosion: Deadly Bomb Explodes Outside Senior Police Officer's Home

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A large bomb exploded Monday outside the home of a senior police officer tasked with cracking down on the Taliban and other ...

Taliban Release Video Showing Execution Of 16 Pakistani Policemen

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban released a video Monday showing fighters executing 16 Pakistani tribal policemen in a hail of gunfire who were captured...

Militants Storm Pakistan Naval Base, Touch Off Intense Fighting

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 07.22.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Islamist militants stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, destroying a U.S.-supplied surveillanc...

Paranoia And Distrust Spreading In Afghan Insurgency After Losses

The New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Taliban are showing signs of increasing strain after a number of killings, arrests and internal disputes that have re...

Raymond Davis -- Deport the Killer

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Policies of appeasement allow military contractors a free license to patrol and kill in Pakistan -- in the case of Raymond Davis, the ability to fire on his assailants 10 times.

Amanda Terkel

Military Downplays Key U.S. Objective In Afghan War

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is contradicting comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen on whether a military o...

Muslims Against Muslims: The Struggle Between God's Worshippers And God's Warriors

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Islam is a life-affirming religion and a religion of love that has no space for those of "God's warriors" who are committed to death. Still, within the last 24 hours, at least six were killed in an explosion at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan.

Why Is Pakistan Not Getting the Aid it Needs?

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beenish Ahmed

Has the world grown weary of opening its wallets to natural disasters? Or is Pakistan a special case, one mired in a complexity that works against the generosity of potential donors?

Taliban Commander Killed By NATO Airstrike, Police Say

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Four days after three British troops were slain at their base in the middle of the night, it remains unclear what motivated...

Tales of the Taliban in Their Own Words

Ehsan Azari Stanizai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ehsan Azari Stanizai

My Life With the Taliban is a must-reading for those American policymakers who want to understand one of the most controversial religious movements in modern times.

Talking to the Taliban: The Fog of Peace

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The President made diplomacy the theme of the national security strategy he laid out at West Point last month. But a brave new world grounded in multilateralism is still on the far horizon.

UN-Taliban Secret Talks Halted By Arrests In Pakistan

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The arrests of top Taliban figures in Pakistan abruptly halted secret U.N. contacts with the insurgency at a time when the efforts were ...

Taliban Spy Killing: Alleged U.S. Spies Found Dead In Pakistan

AP | ROHAN SULLIVAN and RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A top Taliban leader picked up in Pakistan as part of a recent crackdown on insurgents will be handed over to Afghanistan, an Afghan...

The Capture of Mullah Baradar in a Regional Context

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

It is important to recognize that the apprehension of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar wasn't a result of military force, but of intelligence gathering by the military and CIA, in close cooperation with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban Leader, Reported Dead

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, three Taliban sources said Tuesday....

New Video Shows Taliban Flogging Men In Pakistan

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Taliban militants flog two men and a teenage boy in a video that has emerged from Pakistan's tribal belt along the Afghan border, sh...

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...