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In Afghanistan, mourning women join fight against Islamic State

January 15, 2017 8:56 am

Nearly all of the Afghan women fighters have lost a husband, son or brother to the Taliban or the newly active Islamic State in the province bordering Turkmenistan.

Taliban using child sex slaves to attack police in southern Afghanistan

June 19, 2016 10:29 am

The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it seem as entrenched as in the province of Uruzgan.

Following footsteps of bin Laden, Al Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to the new Taliban leader

June 11, 2016 2:27 pm

In a 14 minute unverified audio recording, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, the successor of Osama bin Laden pledged allegiance with Taliban again.

Taliban kills 12, abduct 40 from Afghan highway crossings

June 08, 2016 10:18 pm

The Taliban have stepped up attacks after announcing Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader on May 25.

Afghanistan: Seven people including a child killed by Taliban

June 06, 2016 6:05 pm

The attack took place in Sangcharak district in northern Sari Pul province early today morning and that the intelligence chief and his deputy were the targets.

After Kandahar swap, India offered Taliban cash to get me: JeM chief

June 06, 2016 3:42 am

Azhar claimed the alleged offer was made by the then External Affairs minister Jaswant Singh to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, the Taliban chief who was killed in a US drone strike last month.

NATO: Al-Qaeda plotting to reunite with Taliban

June 04, 2016 7:02 pm

NATO has said that the al-Qaeda is seeking partnership with the Taliban and are trying to remain safe from U.S air strikes.

Taliban refocuses on capturing in crucial areas in South Afghanistan

June 03, 2016 1:33 pm

The Taliban are now refocusing their attention mostly on the southern provinces of Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan, US and Afghan military officials said.

US Senator: Pakistan partner with Taliban, should not be given millions of dollars as aid

May 31, 2016 4:18 pm

Washington is not bothered about Islamabad’s feelings on the issue of drone strikes, as it is convinced that Pakistan is providing safe havens for Taliban.

Death of Mansour will unite Taliban: Jamiat Ulema chief

May 31, 2016 2:25 pm

Speaking to Dawn after a Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) meeting, Maulana Samiul Haq said that the new Taliban Chief -Haibatullah is a skilled militant commander and should not be taken lightly.


Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

January 12, 2015 4:12 pm

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.