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Buner Pakistan: Taliban Militants Move To Expand Control Outside Swat Valley

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Taliban militants have extended their grip in northwestern Pakistan, pushing out from a valley where the government has agreed to im...

Pakistani Taliban Want Control Beyond Swat: Sharif

The International News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's top opposition leader, former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, expressed concern Monday about a controversial peace deal with Islamist militan...

Does the Afghanistan War Represent Graveyard Thinking?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Why is America becoming so deeply involved in the mess that is Afghanistan?

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....

Pakistanis Used As US 'Spies' Get Taliban-Style Punishment When Caught

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"I was given $122 to drop chips wrapped in cigarette paper at al-Qaida and Taliban houses," confessed 19-year-old Habibur Rehman, just before the Tali...

Pakistan-Taliban Truce Will Have 'Horrible Impacts' On Afghanistan: Karzai Spokesman

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan government terms the peace pact with the Pakistani Taliban reinforcement to the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan Afghan President's Spoke...

Taliban's 'Extensive Links' Into Punjab Threaten Pakistan's Stability | SABRINA TAVERNISE, RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. And ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA GHAZI KHAN, Pakistan -- Taliban insurgents are teaming up with local militant groups to make inroads in Punjab, the province that is home to more...

Taliban Now Has Immunity In Swat Valley: Pakistani Cleric

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Zardari Agrees To Sharia Rule In Swat Valley

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's president has signed a regulation allowing the Taliban to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, in the country's northwestern Swat valley, a presi...

A Public Flogging: Truly Shocking But Not At All Surprising

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

It's not until the atrocities become so chillingly public on a global scale, that Pakistani parliamentarians and public officials are forced to actually condemn what has been happening under Taliban hot spots for years.

Pakistani Pro-Taliban Cleric Pulls Out Of Peace Deal In Swat Valley

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad has announced he has pulled out of a peace deal in the violence-plagued Swat Valley, saying the government is not ser...

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...

Chand Bibi, Pakistani Girl, Denies Flogging

PakTribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chand Bibi, the young girl who was shown being flogged by the Swat Taliban in a videotape aired on television channels, gave a statement to a Qazi, or...

Pakistani Court Investigates Taliban Flogging Video

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's supreme court today launched an investigation into a video showing Taliban militants flogging a 17-year-old woman, hours before top America...

Taliban Easing Beard, Burqa And Bollywood Rules

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Jerome Starkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban, whose extreme interpretation of Sharia law and its harsh punishments made Afghanistan one of world's most repressive and reviled regimes,...

Taliban Insurgents Reject US Reconciliation Offer: "Lunatic Idea"

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taliban insurgents rejected on Wednesday a U.S. offer of "honourable reconciliation" as a "lunatic idea" and said the withdrawal of foreign troops was...

Taliban Leader: We're Planning Attack On D.C. "Soon"

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Taliban chief claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a police academy, saying he wanted to retaliate for ...

Former Taliban Officials Offer Insight On How Talks Can Progress

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL -- Talking to the Taliban is all the rage. Whether for or against, upbeat or down, everyone seems to be weighing in on the wisdom or folly o...

Obama's 'Moderate Taliban' Plan A Recipe For Disaster: Experts

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 16 (IPS) - Advanced reports on the Barack Obama administration's strategy to "peel off" a majority of insurgent commanders from the ...

Pakistan's Taliban Peace Deal A Set Back For Women

Inter Press Service | Zofeen Ebrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KARACHI, Feb 23 (IPS) - The ceasefire agreement reached by the provincial government in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Taliban on F...

Pakistan Allegedly Paid Taliban $6M After Agreeing To Cease-Fire

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistani government paid the Taliban $6 million after they agreed to a cease-fire in northwestern Pakistan, according to Adnkronos International...

Swat Valley: Taliban Extend Cease-Fire

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Taliban militants in Pakistan's Swat valley extended a cease-fire Tuesday, strengthening a peace process that Western governments sa...

In Bajur, Taliban Pledges Cease-Fire In Second Pakistani Region

AP | HABIB KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KHAR, Pakistan — A Taliban commander announced a unilateral cease-fire Monday in a northwestern Pakistan region where the military says it has k...

Permanent Taliban Cease-Fire In Swat: Pakistan Official

AP | SHERIN ZADA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan — Pakistan has agreed to an open-ended cease-fire with Taliban militants in the Swat Valley, government officials said Saturda...

NATO: Pakistan Risks Creating Safe Haven For Extremists

AP | SHERIN ZADA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan — NATO led a growing chorus of international concern Tuesday by warning that a truce between the government of Pakistan and Ta...