Afghan Taliban

White House hoping for uptick in US-Pak ties after rescue of US-Canadian family

Securing the release of an American-Canadian family from an Afghan Taliban-linked group would hopefully change the cooperative relationship between the United States and Pakistan, the White House said on Friday.

Oct 13, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Angry Pakistanis lash out after US condemnation

Pakistani officials contend that the Trump administration has crossed the red line by making India a part of its Afghan strategy.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

Afghan Taliban release villagers held after attack

The Taliban released 235 villagers held after the insurgents captured a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, but the government faced growing pressure over why it had taken so long for security forces to arrive in the area.

Aug 09, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement`s main spokesmen said.

Jul 22, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
US lists Pakistan among countries providing 'safe havens' to terrorists

US lists Pakistan among countries providing 'safe havens' to terrorists

The US on Wednesday listed Pakistan among the nations and regions providing "safe havens" to terrorists.

Jul 19, 2017, 21:36 PM IST

Russia may be helping supply Taliban insurgents: US general

The top U.S. general in Europe said on Thursday that he had seen Russian influence on Afghan Taliban insurgents growing and raised the possibility that Moscow was helping supply the militants, whose reach is expanding in southern Afghanistan. 

Mar 23, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
Five troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid: Pak army

Five troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid: Pak army

Five Pakistani soldiers and 10 militants were killed in a coordinated overnight raid at several border posts on the frontier with Afghanistan, the military said Monday.

Mar 06, 2017, 12:45 PM IST
Twin blasts target Afghan parliament in Kabul, over 50 feared killed, several wounded

Twin blasts target Afghan parliament in Kabul, over 50 feared killed, several wounded

Two bomb blasts targeting parliament offices rocked the city of Kabul on Tuesday in the PD6 area in Darulaman Road.

Jan 10, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

`Another terrorist attack in US could lead to violent reaction against Pakistan`

South Asia expert Lisa Curtis and Pakistan`s former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani described the worst possible scenario.

Nov 19, 2016, 12:28 PM IST

Not ready for peace talks, Afghanistan Taliban tells Pakistan

Afghan Taliban negotiators have told Pakistan that they cannot hold peace talks with President Ashraf Ghani led Afghanistan government for now.

Nov 12, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

Taliban call on Donald Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

Nov 09, 2016, 17:11 PM IST
'Pakistan sees terror groups as prized instruments for launching ''irregular wars'' against neighbours'

'Pakistan sees terror groups as prized instruments for launching ''irregular wars'' against neighbours'

The "deep state" of Pakistan sees various terroroups and their insuist grrgent affiliates, such as the Afghan Taliban, as prized instrument, says an expert on South Asian affairs.

Oct 15, 2016, 11:15 AM IST

Afghan Taliban publicly execute young woman

 The Afghan Taliban publicly executed a 19-year-old woman in northern Sar-e-Pul province for abandoning her family due to domestic issues.

Aug 02, 2016, 13:35 PM IST
Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: Sources

Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: Sources

A delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the insurgent movement is fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul, sources in the Taliban said.

Jul 30, 2016, 14:38 PM IST

US lawmakers to debate whether Pakistan is a 'friend or foe'

"Pakistan's long history of ties to terrorist groups, including those with American blood on their hands, is well documented," Congressman Poe said.

Jul 09, 2016, 11:26 AM IST
Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on India's role in Afghanistan are "overestimated", a top Obama Administration official said on Wednesday and warned that the country will not have a "bright future" unless it takes action against terror groups like Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

Jun 21, 2016, 21:02 PM IST
New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: Sources

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: Sources

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, presenting the Taliban with their second succession in less than a year.

May 26, 2016, 11:05 AM IST
Afghan Taliban confirms death of Mansour, names Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

Afghan Taliban confirms death of Mansour, names Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

Taliban founder Mullah Omar's son Mullah Yakoub and senior commander Sirajuddin Haqqani were named as deputies.

May 25, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
Afghan Taliban confirm death of chief Mullah Mansour, appoint new leader

Afghan Taliban confirm death of chief Mullah Mansour, appoint new leader

Afghan Taliban has named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader following the death of former chief Mullah Mansour in a drone strike in Pakistan, BBC reported on Wednesday.

May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM IST

Afghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor

The Afghan Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, militant sources said today, with one saying the two main contenders had backed out of the leadership race.

May 24, 2016, 20:52 PM IST