Taliban

May 22, 2016
May 22, 2016

Taliban chief killed in US drone attack: Afghan spy agency

Afghanistan's spy agency says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death, which marks a potential blow to...

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Pakistani activist murdered in Karachi

A prominent Pakistani journalist and human rights activist, Khurram Zaki, is shot dead in Karachi.

April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016

Afghanistan attack: Kabul suicide blast deaths rise to 64

The death toll from a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday has more than doubled to 64 people, the government says.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Afghan bomber 'kills 12 recruits'

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded by a bomb targeting police recruits in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

Terror in the East and West: Beyond Ankara, Lahore, Paris, and Brussels

Although Islamist or separatist terror groups bomb and kill hundreds of people in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Turkey, or Afghanistan on a regular basis...

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Taliban group claims Lahore park attack

A Taliban splinter group says it carried out a suicide attack on a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, which killed more than 70 people, including children. The Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group said the...

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

Love, rage, silence: Secret lives of Afghan female poets

With her kohl-rimmed eyes cast down, Nadia lilts through a folk couplet before a secret assembly of women poets on a forbidden subject that often gets people killed in Afghanistan -- love.

January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016

21 killed in Pakistan university attack

21 people die in a Taliban assault on a university in Pakistan Wednesday, where witnesses report two large explosions as security forces move in under dense fog to halt the bloodshed.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

1 killed in Kabul bomb attack

A Taliban bomber detonates an explosives-packed vehicle near Kabul airport in an attack on a NATO convoy, killing one civilian.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

Afghan Taliban: Helmand town police HQ ‘under siege’

The police HQ in the strategic Afghan town of Sangin remains under siege after a Taliban attack, officials say.