`Fear they will find me`: death threats stalk Afghan acid victim
`Fear they will find me`: death threats stalk Afghan acid victim

 Four years after a militiaman doused Mumtaz with a flesh-searing acid for rejecting his marriage proposal, leaving her disfigured, scarred and traumatised, death threats have forced the 20-year-old Afghan into hiding.

Afghan peace envoy, ISI secretly meet Taliban leaders in China: Report

An Afghan peace envoy held secret talks with Taliban leaders in China last week which were also attended by Chinese officials and representatives of Pakistan's spy agency ISI, a media report has said.

Afghan Taliban announce they sent delegation to Iran

The Afghan Taliban said Wednesday that a delegation from its Qatar-based political office had visited Iran for talks, as Kabul has made repeated overtures to the insurgent group to reopen peace negotiations.

Afghan Taliban `soften stance` on women`s rights: Activists

 The Afghan Taliban, condemned for their misogynistic ideology, were surprisingly open with female delegates who attended peace talks in Qatar, pledging support for women`s education and their right to work in "male-dominated professions", activists said.

Taliban welcome Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks

Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade have expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues that could lead to talks on ending the conflict.

Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan

  The Afghan Taliban announced the start of its annual spring offensive on Wednesday, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials as well as military targets. 

Afghan Taliban announce `spring offensive` to start April 24

The Afghan Taliban announced Wednesday they will launch their annual "spring offensive" from April 24, vowing attacks across the country at a time when US-led foreign forces are pulling back from the frontlines.

Pak army extends support to Afghan Taliban's peace talks

 Pakistan military today extended its support to possible talks between Afghan Taliban and US officials in Qatar to end 13-year conflict in Afghanistan and said all stakeholders should not allow detractors of peace to succeed.

Pakistan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for peace talks

Senior Pakistani army and diplomatic officials said on Thursday the leadership of the Afghan Taliban has signalled through the Pakistani military that they are willing to open peace talks, which could be held later in the day.

No talks with India without Kashmir on agenda: Pakistan
No talks with India without Kashmir on agenda: Pakistan

The United States on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to re-engage in serious dialogue, saying both the countries needed to overcome historical mistrust.

Afghan Taliban decry "biased" UN report on civilian casualties

 Afghanistan`s Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents.

UN, Afghan Taliban dialogue to reduce civilian casualties

The top UN official in Afghanistan said the world body has been in touch with the Taliban in an effort to reduce civilian casualties and to make them aware of their obligations under international human rights laws.

Afghan Taliban condemn Pakistan school attack

The Afghan Taliban have condemned a raid on a school in neighbouring Pakistan that left 141 dead in the country`s bloodiest ever terror attack, saying killing innocent children was against Islam.

Afghan Taliban condemns school attack by Pakistani Taliban

The Afghanistan Taliban have condemned an attack by the Pakistani Taliban on a school in Pakistan that killed 141 people on Tuesday.

20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes in North Waziristan

At least 20 militants, including members of feared Haqqani network, were killed today in the airstrikes by the Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan tribal district.

Taliban suicide attack kills 5 in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomber has killed at least five people in an attack that targeted a former district police chief in southern Helmand province.

Taliban sympathiser posts pictures of smiling US captive

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

Afghan Taliban broker ceasefire between rival Pakistan factions

The Afghan Taliban said Friday they have brokered a ceasefire between two rival factions of the Pakistani Taliban, halting a fresh wave of infighting that has killed more than 60 people.

US military canine `in Afghan Taliban custody`

The Taliban say they have captured a dog belonging to the US military following a raid in eastern Afghanistan late last year.

Afghan Taliban claim attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military convoy belonging to the NATO-led ISAF security force in Kabul on Saturday, striking at the heart of the capital but without causing any casualties.