No one said that the Taliban's plan to hold direct talks with the U.S. would be easy.
Within hours of announcing they were ready to talk peace, the Taliban took credit for killing four more Americans and the government of Afghanistan is backing out of agreements. Is the whole process doomed to failure?
No one said that the Taliban's plan to hold direct talks with the U.S. would be easy.
Afghanistan's military formally took over responsibility for its own security on Tuesday, accepting the handoff from NATO forces, whether security forces there are ready or not.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for an early morning attack on the military wing of the main international airport in Kabul, which also happens to be the site of a NATO headquarters.
Chuck Hagel's first visit to Afghanistan as Defense Secretary got off to a scary start as two separate suicide bomb attacks greeted him. One targeted Afghanistan's Defense Ministry, but, thankfully, Hagel was nowhere near the building at the time.
Prince Harry may have humble-bragged his way home from Afghanistan, all full of war stories and gunned-down insurgents, but the Taliban isn't having any of it.
Maulvia Nazir, a Pakistani tribal leader with links to the Afghan Talbian, was killed on Wednesday night along with 12 other militants in two U.S. drone attacks near the Afghanistan border.
The Marine in charge of the squad caught urinating on dead members of the Taliban last year — on video — has been sentenced, and, well, all he's getting is a $500 fine and a demotion.
Coinciding with her family's arrival in the U.K., there are news reports today detailing 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai's brain injuries and the good news is that she's speaking and showed signs of memory—two signs that she did not suffer major brain damage from the Taliban attack that left bullets in her head and neck.
A suicide bomber in attacked a mosque in Afghanistan on Friday, just as worshipers were meeting to mark the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday.
Madonna undoubtedly had the best of intentions when she stripped down to her bra and G-string at a recent show in Los Angeles to show the world her latest fake tattoo: MALALA.
There are more reports out England today that 14-year-old Taliban shooting victim Malala Yousufzai is responding well to treatment and has a good chance of fully recovering without any brain damage.
You wouldn't believe the lamestream media's bias. You shoot one 14-year-old girl in the head and you'll never hear the end of it.
There's a very good reason to hope for the recovery of Malala, the 14-year-old blogger gunned down and hunted by the Taliban: the British physicians say they wouldn't have brought her to England if they were not optimistic about her chances.
The 14-year-old activist who was shot in the head by Taliban gunman has been airlifted to Birmingham, England, to get more advanced medical care.
Al-Jazeera reports things aren't looking very good for Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl and activist that Taliban members shot the other day while she was walking to school.
Pakistan has arrested three suspects in the remote Swat Valley for the shooting of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai.
After being shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen on Tuesday, 14-year-old Pakistani blogger, Malala Yousafzai, is in critical condition today and will be transferred to a hospital in Rawalpindi, where doctors hope she can get better medical care.
Malala Yousafzai wrote about the Taliban banning girls education in Pakistan for the BBC in 2009, is the subject of two New York Times documentaries, and was the winner of Pakistan's first National Peace Award in December. On Tuesday, on her way home from school, she was shot in the neck and head by Taliban gunmen in a premeditated attack.
Last we saw John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban," he had being captured in Afghanistan alongside the Taliban, but today he's suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons so he and his fellow inmates in a secret Indiana prison can all pray together.
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan murdered and possibly beheaded 17 people over the weekend, reportedly for throwing a party with music, dancing, and mingling of men and women.
The U.S. military is playing down the Taliban's dubious claim that attackers had "exact information" about where Gen. Martin Dempsey's plane would be when it was attacked on Monday night.
There's a disturbing new video of Taliban forces in Afghanistan shooting and killing a woman at point blank range for allegedly committing adultery with two Taliban members.
This is the worst trend ever: Afghan police say yet another poisoning attack at a school -- the fourth this year and the second in a week -- has put 160 female students in the hospital as Taliban militants try to keep women from getting an education.
Memorial Day weekend brought news of more U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan as The New York Times raises new questions about President Obama's so-called "Kill List" of terrorists targeted for assassination.
There's a new insurgent group called the Mullah Dadullah Front in Afghanistan and they're being billed as "more radical" than the Taliban, The New York Times reports.
A top Afghan peace official was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday. Arsala Rahmani was a member of the High Peace Council, and was considered one of the countries biggest assets for negotiating peace talks with the Taliban.
Much has been made of the parents of POW Bowe Bergdahl, who criticized President Obama's efforts to free their son this week and spearheaded their own efforts to release him from his Taliban captors. But what's less publicized is one of the major impediments to their son's release: Senator John McCain.
An attack on a prison in northwest Pakistan led to the escape of 384 prisoners, including terrorist and militant fighters, some of whom had been given death sentences.
Employing a small army of suicide bombers and gunmen, the Taliban unleashed a multi-tiered assault today that targeted Afghanistan's foreign embassies, parliament and NATO headquarters.
The Taliban is uninterested in starting peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan governments as long as negotiators insist on calling them "peace talks."
The U.S. and Afghanistan governments have been in quiet contact with the Taliban, holding three-way meetings as the Taliban gets tired of carrying on its fight, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told The Wall Street Journal, but a Taliban statement says that's not true.
Reuters is out with a report that Mullah Omar, the reclusive leader of the Taliban suspected of hiding in Pakistan, wrote the White House a letter last year demanding the transfer of militant prisoners
The Obama administration is considering the release of five Taliban prisoners to improve peace talks with the Afghan insurgency and now we know who's on the short list.
On Wednesday, the Pentagon announced plans to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year.
It appears the White House is moving to transfer five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as an incentive to bring the Afghan insurgency closer to peace talks.
The BBC says that a leaked NATO report "fully exposes" the intimate relationship between the Taliban and Pakistan's internal security services.
The White House is denying a plan to release high-ranking Taliban officials held in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an agreement by the Afghan insurgency to open a political office to begin peace negotiations in Qatar.
The United States and Taliban certainly has a tense relationship this last decade - the U.S. ousted it from power in Afghanistan, after all -- so mending that relationship in 2012 needs a very basic starting point: a place to negotiate.
If even your grandmother is on Twitter, you can bet terrorists are too. And that's what got the micro-blogging service in trouble this weekend, as an Israeli legal group threatened to sue Twitter for allowing terrorist organizations such as al-Shabaab and Hezbollah to use its services.
Since posting this story, we've gotten a few reader emails suggesting that the FBI never had Mullah Omar on its most wanted terrorist list in the first place.
Reuters report that the U.S. government has been in talks with the Taliban to broker a peace with the militant Islamists the U.S. invaded Afghanistan back in 2002 to overthrow in the first place.
Following the publicized lack of an Obama apology for the airstrikes which ended in the friendly-fire death of 24 Pakistani soldiers, the U.S. is vacating a drone base in Shamsi base in Pakistan--a move that sounds way more serious than it actually is.
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