Recent News Headlines : Taliban

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 1867

TRUMP AFGHANISTAN WAR GOAL: USE MILITARY TO FORCE TALKS WITH TALIBAN


Trump's Afghanistan war strategy Use military to force peace talks with Taliban... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 136

16 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN


KABUL, Afghanistan -- Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the United States military's attention turned to Afghanistan, where Al Qaeda's leaders were based... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 4226

EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP'S AFGHAN DECISION MAY INCREASE U.S. AIR POWER, TRAINING


Pakistan denies that it harbors militants fighting U.S. and Afghan government forces in Afghanistan... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 468

AFGHANISTAN: PLAN TO PRIVATIZE WAR DISMISSED BY WHITE HOUSE


President Trump asked his generals, How is this different than what my predecessors did for the past 16 years? said Jack Keane, a retired four-star Army general... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 63

DONALD TRUMP MAKES RIGHT MOVES IN AFGHANISTAN


Pakistan has been a real frenemy in this war, helping us with logistics but also supporting the Afghan Taliban in their sanctuaries on Pakistani soil... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 987

TILLERSON PUSHES PAKISTAN TO GET TALIBAN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE


On the Taliban, Tillerson said the group ousted by U.S. forces in late 2001 should realize a battlefield victory is impossible... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 82

TRUMPS REQUEST FOR INDIAS HELP IN AFGHANISTAN RATTLES PAKISTAN


Mr. Trump also reiterated his predecessors' calls that Islamabad crack down on militant groups that have waged attacks from bases in Pakistani territory... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 2947

TRUMP EMBRACES AFGHANISTAN IDEAS THAT FAILED OBAMA, BUSH


More troops, pressure on Pakistan and diplomatic outreach to the Taliban... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 899

TRUMP VOWS TO INCREASE US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN


President Trump will increase US troops in Afghanistan, he said in a speech in Arlington, Virginia... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 38

GERMANY NOT FIRST IN LINE TO SEND MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN


Germany not first in line to send more troops to Afghanistan minister... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 34

ANALYSIS | THREE COUNTRIES UNDERMINING AFGHANISTAN PROGRESS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN'T CALL OUT


But his administration has said little about Beijing's comparatively minor contributions in Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 143

AFGHANS GREET TRUMP'S ANNOUNCEMENT WITH RELIEF, CONCERNS


I see pressure increasing on Pakistan after President Trump's statement... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 325

DONALD TRUMP'S AFGHANISTAN STRATEGY EXACTLY WHAT US MILITARY WANTS, DAVID KILCULLEN SAYS


Donald Trump's new plan for the US in Afghanistan is exactly what the military have been requesting for years, says counter-insurgency expert David Kilcullen... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 80

CHINA DEFENDS ALLY PAKISTAN AFTER TRUMP CRITICISM


China and Pakistan consider each other all-weather friends and have close diplomatic, economic and security ties... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 2514

TRUMP DURING AFGHAN STRATEGY ADDRESS SAYS OPEN TO EVENTUAL DEAL WITH TALIBAN


Hours before Trump's remarks there was a stark reminder of the Taliban's reach, when a missile landed on a field in Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic zone... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 16

HAMDULLAH MOHIB: TRUMP'S POLICY WILL LEAD TO STABILITY


Afghan ambassador to the US welcomes US President Donald Trump's commitment to war in Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 1231

STRATEGY MAY HELP IN AFGHANISTAN BUT FEW EXPECT OUTRIGHT VICTORY


The United States has 8,400 troops allocated to the Resolute Support mission to train and advise Afghan forces, far fewer than the 13,600 American troops that retired Gen... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 987

I HOPE TRUMP IS RIGHT (AND I'M WRONG) ON AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban are barbaric, woman-hating pederasts, but they're the home team for Afghanistan's Pashtun majority, fighting for religious truth, Sharia justice and the Islamist way... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 214

TRUMP'S GOOD START ON AFGHANISTAN, THE LEFT'S NAZI-HUNT FREAKOUT AND OTHER COMMENTS


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22nd August, 2017 7

TRUMP RENEWS AFGHAN WAR COMMITMENT, SEES NO SPEEDY EXIT


Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, decl... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 1

BRUISING DEBATE BRINGS A RELUCTANT TRUMP AROUND ON AFGHANISTAN WAR


Trump said he did not want to send more young Americans to battle only to see them lose limbs... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 742

ANALYSIS | TRUMP FACES THE GRIM REALITY OF AFGHANISTAN: NO QUICK PATH TO VICTORY AND NO CLEAR WAY OUT


Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan No quick path to victory and no clear way out... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 542

'ATTACK WE WILL': TRUMP UPS ANTE IN AFGHANISTAN, WITH TROOP INCREASE LIKELY


US President Donald Trump refuses to set a deadline for pulling out of Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 399

TALIBAN FREE 235 VILLAGERS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Afghanistan's ISIL affiliate is made up mostly of disenfranchised former Taliban members... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 153

TALIBAN APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN'S HEROIN INDUSTRY


The Taliban -- which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan -- now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country's heroin produc... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 2

DOZENS KILLED IN 'BRUTAL' SAR-E PUL ATTACK


They report that a checkpoint manned by local police was attacked in the Mirzawalang area of Sar-e Pul province... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 375

TALIBAN BOMBER KILLS 2 AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Kandahar, once the seat of Taliban power, had remained relatively quiet in recent years even as the Taliban made inroads in surrounding provinces... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 398

AFGHAN TALIBAN: QATAR PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN PEACE TALKS


He also noted a separate meeting was held between the Taliban and Afghan journalists where both sides were able to discuss their ideas for peace... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 1452

OTAIBA EMAILS: UAE LOBBIED US TO HOST TALIBAN OFFICE


Qatar agreed to open the mission for the Taliban with Washington's blessing four years ago... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 4096

Trending News Headlines : Taliban

US SOLDIERS TOLD TO IGNORE AFGHAN ALLIES ABUSE OF BOYS


After each case, Captain Quinn would gather the Afghan commanders and lecture them on human rights... READ MORE

20th September, 2015 107112

140 SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK ON AFGHAN BASE OFFICIAL SAYS


140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 10079

TALIBAN FIGHTERS ATTACK AFGHAN ARMY BASE, 'KILLING 140'


Fighters dressed in military uniforms attack major army base in Balkh province as soldiers leave Friday prayers... READ MORE

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The province has borne the brunt of Pakistani Taliban attacks over the years... READ MORE

2nd February, 2015 6198

WHILE THE U.S. WASN'T LOOKING, RUSSIA AND IRAN BEGAN CARVING OUT A BIGGER ROLE IN AFGHANISTAN


Russia on Friday will host high-level talks on Afghanistan with Iranian, Pakistani and Chinese diplomats, the Kremlin said... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 5336

MEDICAL GROUP TO EXIT AFGHAN CITY AFTER STRIKE KILLS AT LEAST 22


It was the only free trauma care hospital in northern Afghanistan, according to Doctors Without Borders... READ MORE

4th October, 2015 3473

TALIBAN BOMBER KILLS 4 AMERICANS AT KEY NATO BASE


Last December, a motorcycle-riding Taliban suicide bomber killed six US soldiers near Afghanistan's largest US military base... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 2718

HORRIFIC AFGHANISTAN BOMBING HIGHLIGHTS STALEMATE IN LONGEST U.S. WAR


The violence comes as the White House is weighing a request from military commanders to add more American troops to train and support Afghanistan's security forces... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 2646

TALIBAN RELEASE IMAGES OF GUNMEN WHO KILLED 148 AS THEY CLAIM MASSACRE WAS JUSTIFIED AND WARN OF FURTHER VIOLENCE


Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani also vowed more attacks as he warned civilians to detach themsleves from all military institutions... READ MORE

17th December, 2014 2556

MARINES BACK IN AFGHANISTAN FOR JOB THEY THOUGHT WAS DONE


At the peak of the war in southern Afghanistan, more than 20,000 Marines flooded the Taliban stronghold, pushing the insurgents out of several districts in Helmand... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 2475

TALIBAN FIGHTERS SEIZE PARTS OF KUNDUZ CITY FOR FIRST TIME


The fighting began at dawn on Monday, with bands of Taliban fighters advancing from three directions, said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the Kunduz police... READ MORE

28th September, 2015 2449

DEADLY CAR BOMB HITS AFGHANISTAN'S LASHKAR GAH


At least 60 people were wounded in the attack outside the New Kabul Bank branch and most of the casualties were civilians, Hayaullah Hayat said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2206

TALIBAN CAPTURE KEY AFGHAN DISTRICT; 9 POLICE KILLED


Helmand, which accounts for the bulk of Afghanistan's billion dollar opium crop, is already largely in the hands of the Taliban but the capture of Sangin... READ MORE

23rd March, 2017 2101

AFGHAN CASUALTIES IN TALIBAN MAZAR-E SHARIF ATTACK PASS 100


Separately, the US military command in Afghanistan said that Taliban commander Quari Tayib had been killed in a coalition air strike... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2072

HOPELESS AFGHAN STRUGGLE TO SAVE BOY SEX SLAVES


'Unconscionable' Bacha bazi has seen a chilling resurgence in post-Taliban Afghanistan, where it is not widely perceived as homosexual or un-Islamic behaviour... READ MORE

21st December, 2016 2026

ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS 11 IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Powerful blast destroys a van traveling through restive Helmand province, killing all 11 passengers on board... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 2026

AFGHAN ATTACK HITS UK EMBASSY CAR


But the Taliban have stepped up attacks as most foreign combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan next month... READ MORE

27th November, 2014 1910

UN SAYS AFGHAN TALIBANS REACH IS WIDEST SINCE 2001


All four of the United Nations provincial evacuations took place in northern Afghanistan... READ MORE

11th October, 2015 1897


On Wednesday, the horror of their actions paralyzed Pakistan, a country with much experience of Taliban atrocities and yet, in this instance, uniquely affected... READ MORE

18th December, 2014 1753

EGYPT S GLOBAL TELECOM TO SELL DJEZZY MAJORITY STAKE FOR 2.6 BILLION


But the brutality at the heart of Taliban justice has not been forgotten... READ MORE

1st February, 2015 1642

AFGHAN MILITIAS INSPIRE FEAR IN VILLAGES


In Ghazni Province, the drive to create anti-Taliban militias gained momentum after a series of anti-Taliban uprisings in 2012 emerged in areas once considered lost... READ MORE

17th March, 2015 1637

OBAMA OUTLINES PLAN TO KEEP 5,500 TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN


Obama outlines plan to keep 5 500 troops in afghanistan... READ MORE

15th October, 2015 1316

TALIBAN BURNED TEACHERS ALIVE IN PAKISTAN SCHOOL ATTACK


However, the Taliban have also destroyed schools across northern Pakistan as part of their campaign against modern education... READ MORE

18th December, 2014 1277

AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN FIRE FORCES DOCTORS TO FLEE KUNDUZ


The Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, are seeking to topple a Western-backed government in Kabul... READ MORE

6th October, 2016 1211

BACK IN AFGHAN HOT SPOT US MARINES CHASE DIMINISHED GOALS


Marines have returned to Helmand Province to help Afghan forces regain ground lost to the Taliban, and this time there is no timetable for leaving... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 1054

VIDEO SUICIDE ATTACK ON PAKISTAN POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN LAHORE


The Taliban have maintained an intense fighting tempo this winter, a season when the violence in Afghanistan typically subsides... READ MORE

17th February, 2015 986

HUGE BLAST IN AFGHAN CAPITAL KILLS DOZENS


Police officials said that militants had entered the compound after the explosion and that Afghan security units had arrived in response... READ MORE

19th April, 2016 966

AFGHAN FORCES SEEM TO GAIN GROUND IN BATTLE FOR KUNDUZ


Hungry and thirsty residents of Kunduz began to emerge from their homes in the areas where the security forces had taken control... READ MORE

5th October, 2015 956

AFGHAN PLAN TO EXPAND MILITIA RAISES ABUSE CONCERNS


The Afghan Local Police were established by American commanders as a low-cost auxiliary force trained by the United States Special Forces... READ MORE

16th October, 2015 857


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