Recent News Headlines: Taliban Leader Sheikh

AFGHAN PEACE MARCHERS ARRIVE IN KABUL AS TALIBAN END CEASEFIRE


Around 2,500 Taliban fighters entered Kabul during the three-day ceasefire and most had refused to return to the battlefield, Radmanesh said... READ MORE

19th June, 2018 2

AFGHAN PEACE MARCHERS ARRIVE IN KABUL AS TALIBAN END CEASEFIRE


Taliban fighters attacked security forces in numerous districts of eastern and southern Afghanistan, officials told AFP, but there were no details on casualties... READ MORE

18th June, 2018 0

AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN RESUME FIGHTING AS EID CEASEFIRE ENDS


'Extreme happiness' The first day of the ceasefire on Friday started with Taliban, civilians and officials offering Eid prayers together in mosques across the country... READ MORE

18th June, 2018 2696

TALIBAN LEADERS REJECT AFGHAN GOVERNMENT'S PROPOSED CEASE-FIRE EXTENSION


In Paktika province, another post said Taliban fighters meeting with residents had fired shots and torn up Afghan flags... READ MORE

18th June, 2018 198

SUICIDE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN'S NANGARHAR KILLS AT LEAST 10


Separately on Sunday, the Taliban ruled out an extension of the ceasefire agreement with Afghanistan's government that is due to end in the evening... READ MORE

17th June, 2018 944

AFGHAN PEACE COUNCIL TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE AMID EID CEASEFIRE


The Taliban announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, which began on Friday, except against foreign forces... READ MORE

17th June, 2018 0

ISIL CLAIMS SUICIDE BOMB BLAST IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN


Nangarhar governor spokesman says civilians, Afghan security officials and Taliban members are among the casualties... READ MORE

16th June, 2018 342

AFGHAN GOVERNMENT EXTENDS CEASE-FIRE WITH TALIBAN AS FIGHTERS JOIN CIVILIANS TO CELEBRATE EID


No group claimed the attack, but there were unconfirmed reports that the bomb was attached to a Taliban military vehicle... READ MORE

16th June, 2018 724

PAKISTAN TALIBAN CHIEF MULLAH FAZLULLAH 'KILLED IN DRONE ATTACK'


The leader of Pakistan's Taliban armed group has been killed in neighbouring Afghanistan's Kunar province, the Afghan defence ministry said on Friday... READ MORE

15th June, 2018 5547

AFGHAN OFFICIAL: US DRONE KILLS PAKISTAN TALIBAN CHIEF


Afghan Defense Ministry official says a U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province has killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah... READ MORE

15th June, 2018 0

TALIBAN ASSURE AFGHANS OF BRIGHT FUTURE ONCE U.S. 'INVADERS' LEAVE


Akhunzada said the Taliban had established exemplary peace in areas they control... READ MORE

13th June, 2018 396

AFGHAN TALIBAN RAISE HOPES WITH SURPRISE EID CEASEFIRE


The clerics also recommended a ceasefire with the Taliban and Ghani endorsed the recommendation... READ MORE

9th June, 2018 188

AFGHAN TALIBAN ANNOUNCES EID CEASEFIRE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2001


Surprise ceasefire comes after the government told security forces to halt operations against the Taliban until June 20... READ MORE

9th June, 2018 2753

AFGHAN TALIBAN BREAK NEW GROUND WITH SURPRISE EID CEASEFIRE


Ghani has urged ceasefires with the Taliban before, but this was the first unconditional offer since he was elected in 2014... READ MORE

9th June, 2018 188

AFGHAN LEADER DECLARES BRIEF UNILATERAL CEASE-FIRE IN TALIBAN FIGHT


Afghan Leader Declares Brief, Unilateral Cease-Fire in Taliban Fight... READ MORE

7th June, 2018 218

AFGHANISTAN'S GHANI ANNOUNCES HIS FIRST CEASEFIRE WITH TALIBAN, UNTIL JUNE 20


Afghanistan's Ghani announces his first ceasefire with Taliban,..... READ MORE

7th June, 2018 873

U.S. GIVES HUMVEES TO AFGHAN ARMY AND THEN BLOWS THEM UP WHEN THEY FALL INTO TALIBAN HANDS


It's possible that some of the equipment may have been diverted to the Taliban by corruption in Afghanistan's military... READ MORE

6th June, 2018 1095

DAYS AFTER TALIBAN ASSAULT IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN, ALLEGATIONS OF AN IRANIAN ROLE


Many in Farah province say Iran is supporting the Taliban directly and indirectly, largely as a counterweight to the Islamic State... READ MORE

6th June, 2018 110

AFGHANISTAN GOVERNMENT UNDER PRESSURE AS TALIBAN THREATENS NEW DISTRICT


Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve... READ MORE

20th May, 2018 0

TALIBAN ABANDONS EFFORT TO CAPTURE FARAH CITY


At least 300 Taliban fighters were also killed in the clashes, Salangi said... READ MORE

17th May, 2018 146

TALIBAN KILL DOZENS OF POLICE IN WESTERN AFGHAN PROVINCE


In a separate attack in Farah city, Taliban fighters killed 11 police and seized a large quantity of weapons and equipment, he said... READ MORE

11th May, 2018 93

WILL FATWA BY ISLAMIC SCHOLARS FORCE TALIBAN TO JOIN TALKS?


The Taliban was removed from power in 2001 after US forces invaded Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks in New York... READ MORE

10th May, 2018 2919

SUICIDE BOMBERS, GUNMEN ATTACK KABUL POLICE STATIONS


After an easing of attacks in Kabul in February, Taliban and IS militants have stepped up raids in the city in recent months... READ MORE

10th May, 2018 0

SUICIDE BOMBERS, GUNMEN ATTACK KABUL POLICE STATIONS


After an easing of attacks in Kabul in February, Taliban and IS militants have stepped up raids in the city in recent months... READ MORE

9th May, 2018 0

AFGHANISTAN: ISIL CLAIMS BOMB ATTACKS IN KABUL


A number of gunmen at both sites under attack are engaged with the security forces, Danish said... READ MORE

9th May, 2018 1642

AFGHAN ATTACK: THREE SUICIDE BOMBERS STRIKE TWO POLICE STATIONS, WOUNDING 6


The Taliban and Islamic State group, or ISIS, frequently target Afghanistan's Western-backed government and security forces... READ MORE

9th May, 2018 4

MORE THAN 50 CASUALTIES FROM BLAST AT MOSQUE IN EAST AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban, which has warned people against taking part in the election process, issued a statement denying any involvement... READ MORE

7th May, 2018 36

10 JOURNALISTS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN IN 'DELIBERATE TARGETING' OF MEDIA


Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the U.N. described as... READ MORE

1st May, 2018 0

'AFGHAN INTERPRETERS FOR FRENCH ARMY ARE THREATENED AND CONFINED TO THEIR HOMES'


The interpreters who worked for the French army in Afghanistan are under intense pressure, especially from the Taliban... READ MORE

1st May, 2018 589

BLUE ORIGIN ROCKET TESTS SECRET 'SPACE COMMUNICATOR' TO DELIVER SELFIES, FACETIME FROM ORBIT


Still, even the Taliban seems taken aback at its rival's appetite for large scale murder... READ MORE

30th April, 2018 58

Trending News Headlines: Taliban Leader Sheikh

'STUPIDITY AND EVIL': FORMER HOSTAGE JOSHUA BOYLE SAYS TALIBAN-LINKED CAPTORS KILLED INFANT, RAPED HIS WIFE


Boyle said he travelled to the country to help the most neglected minority group in the world, those ordinary villagers who live deep inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 7333

CANADIAN SAYS CHILD KILLED, WIFE RAPED IN AFGHANISTAN


Former hostage Joshua Boyle says Haqqani network killed his infant daughter and raped his wife while in captivity... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 6232

AFGHAN VOTER CENTRE BLAST KILLS DOZENS


A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 57 people, officials say... READ MORE

23rd April, 2018 6122

THE WAR AMERICA CAN'T WIN: HOW THE TALIBAN IS REGAINING CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 6012

DOZENS KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban bombing early Monday morning killed dozens of people in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 5596

NEARLY TWO DOZEN AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN MULTIPLE ATTACKS


At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed on Saturday in the Bala Boluk district of western Farah province when Taliban fighters stormed an army checkpoint... READ MORE

24th February, 2018 4297

SWEDEN TO DEPORT 106YO AFGHANI WOMAN, WORLD'S 'OLDEST REFUGEE' - REPORTS


Sweden rejects the asylum application of the world's oldest refugee... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 4050

AFGHAN MILITANT GROUP KILLED OUR INFANT DAUGHTER


U.S. officials have long accused Pakistan of ignoring groups like the Haqqani network, which was holding the family... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 3604

ATTACK KILLS 8 AFGHANS, WOUNDS 3 U.S. SOLDIERS


The Interior Ministry, said another 25 Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack near the U.S. Embassy,... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 3562

TRUMP REJECTS PEACE TALKS WITH TALIBAN IN DEPARTURE FROM AFGHAN STRATE


Trump rejects peace talks with Taliban in departure from Afghan strate... READ MORE

30th January, 2018 3363

SOLDIERS KILLED AS TALIBAN STORMS KANDAHAR BASE


However, the Taliban claimed to have killed at least 70 soldiers and to have seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 3327

SUICIDE BOMBER IN AMBULANCE KILLS AT LEAST 95, WOUNDS 158, KABUL OFFICIALS SAY


The audacious bombing came just six days after Taliban fighters stormed a luxury hilltop hotel in Kabul and held it for more than 14 hours, killing 22 people... READ MORE

28th January, 2018 3116

TALIBAN CAPTURES QALA-E-ZAL DISTRICT IN KUNDUZ PROVINCE


More than 16 years after they were driven from power, almost half of the country is either contested or under the control of the Taliban... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3019

MILITANTS ATTACK KABUL AIRPORT DURING MATTIS VISIT US STRIKE HITS CIVILIANS


Ghani said his government remains open to talks with the Taliban as well as a peace strategy involving Pakistan... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 3016

AFGHAN POLICEMEN KIDNAPPED IN TALIBAN BUS ATTACK


The Taliban official also said that departure of American troops from Afghanistan remains a precondition for the group's talks offer... READ MORE

1st March, 2018 2556

'TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED' IN HELMAND GUN BATTLE


On Thursday, at least five security officials were killed and several wounded in a Taliban-claimed car bomb attack near their checkpost also in the Gereshk district... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 2514

AT LEAST 15 AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK


A Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province has left at least 15 Afghan soldiers dead, according to government officials... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2493

TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS CIVILIANS IN HELMAND


Early in July, an American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an attack in Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 2438

WHAT AN AFGHANISTAN VICTORY LOOKS LIKE UNDER THE TRUMP PLAN


Like many Taliban leaders, he said, he had hoped to hear Mr. Trump make good on early vows to quit Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 2035

TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK ON AFGHAN FORCES KILLS 13


The resurgent Taliban are at the peak of their summer fighting season and have been ramping up their campaign against government forces... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 1871

LANDMINES KILLING PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN'S SOUTH WAZIRISTAN


Officially, the military denies it ever laid any landmines in the district, blaming Taliban forces for doing so... READ MORE

5th February, 2018 1773

RUSSIA DENIES AIDING AFGHAN TALIBAN IN WAKE OF U.S. GENERAL'S COMMENTS


Russian officials have said that their limited contacts with the Taliban were aimed at encouraging peace talks and ensuring the safety of Russian citizens... READ MORE

25th March, 2018 1772

AFGHAN FORCES CAPTURE TAYWARA DISTRICT FROM TALIBAN


Afghan security forces have recaptured a district in central Afghanistan that had fallen to the Taliban five days ago, officials said... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 1588

TALIBAN ACTIVE IN 70 PERCENT OF AFGHANISTAN BBC STUDY FINDS


Taliban active in 70 percent of Afghanistan BBC study finds... READ MORE

31st January, 2018 1556

AFGHAN OFFICERS KILLED IN 'ERRONEOUS' AIR STRIKE


As the Afghan military attempts to push back Taliban fighters, an air strike has killed 10 security personnel in Helmand province, according to an official... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 1414

NOW PUTIN IS BEING ASKED TO BRING PEACE TO AFGHANISTAN


Russia has a significant role in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Haneef Atmar told reporters in Moscow on Thursday... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 1398

LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE MILITANTS


Taliban territory Life in Afghanistan under the militants... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 1344

12 AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES KILLED IN KANDAHAR


Taliban spokesman Qari Yusouf Ahmadi said the Taliban captured Maroof for a few hours and after removing weapons and other items left the district... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 1331

TWENTY POLICEMEN, DOZENS OF TALIBAN KILLED IN SHAH JOI


Fighting is ongoing in Zabul province, where the police were attacked in Shah Joi district, provincial governor Bismullah Afghanmal said on Sunday... READ MORE

21st May, 2017 1035

CIVILIAN DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN REACH NEW HIGH UN SAYS


Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Reach New High, U.N. Says... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 998


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