03/10/14 06:15 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban on Monday warned Afghans against taking part in the upcoming presidential election and ordered their fighters to "use all force" possible to disrupt the polling in the militant group's first formal threat of violence over the April 5 vote. Spokesman...
03/09/14 11:16 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday. He was 57. Fahim was an...
02/24/14 09:30 AM
BANNU, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen killed a top leader of the Pakistani Taliban in a tribal region near Afghan border on Monday, intelligence officials and militant commanders said. Asmatullah Shaheen Bitani and three aides died in a shooting in Darga Mandi area of North Waziristan, the four...
02/23/14 12:01 PM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the...
02/23/14 06:30 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked army checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, killing 21 soldiers in the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year. In response to the assault — which also left...
02/23/14 01:15 AM
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) — Official says 19 Afghan soldiers dead, 7 missing after Taliban attack in eastern Afghanistan.
By Robert Burns | 02/20/14 01:03 PM
A new assessment of Afghanistan's future says the country could once again become a terrorist haven unless U.S. and international partners underwrite a much larger Afghan security force than is currently planned beyond 2014.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/18/14 02:30 PM
The White House on Tuesday said there were no “active negotiations” with the Taliban to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009, but that the administration was open to discussing his release. “We have long made clear that we support an Afghan-led...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/18/14 02:23 PM
President Obama is willing to negotiate with the Taliban for the release of an Army soldier, his spokesman said when asked if the United States still has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/12/14
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