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Mullah Omar: The Taliban`s mysterious one-eyed supremo

Mullah Omar cast a long shadow over Afghanistan ever since he led a young band of zealots to power almost two decades ago, imposing brutal Islamist rule over the country.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

A key Taliban commander, identified as Safiullah alias Shafiq, has been killed in Afghanistan`s Wardak province, an official said.

Pakistani daily worried over terror threat to poll

Militants are deciding in Pakistan`s restive Federally Administered Tribal Areas about who can and who cannot contest the General Elections, said a daily.

Afghan roadside bomb hits bus, nine killed

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan exploded under a bus, killing nine people and wounding at least 22 people in an attack by suspected Taliban militants.

Afghanistan`s relations with Pakistan at new low

So far, Afghanistan has been unsuccessful in getting militants to negotiate peace and needs Pakistan`s help.

`Shocked` Afghanistan ready to work for peace sans Pakistan

Regional power Pakistan is seen as critical to stabilising Afghanistan because of its long ties to insurgent groups.

Malala Yousufzai seals USD 3 mn deal to publish memoir

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls` education, has signed a deal for a whopping USD 3 million to pen down her memoir.

Where are those who said I will never return home, asks Musharraf

After nearly five years in self-exile, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf returned to his homeland.

Taliban warn of attacks against PPP, ANP

The Pakistani Taliban suspended their offer of talks with the government and warned of attacks against the Pakistan People`s Party and Awami National Party.

Pakistan Taliban suspend talks with govt

The Pakistani Taliban have suspended peace talks with the Pakistani government, claiming that they are "not serious" with the peace initiative.

`Taliban prisoners` release on halt due to distrust`

Pakistan had put on hold the release of Afghan Taliban prisoners to boost the troubled peace process in Afghanistan.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan`s operational commander arrested

Banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan`s operational commander and an unidentified foreigner have been arrested by intelligence operatives in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Who is Chuck Hagel?

The new US Defence Secretary made for grim news in India even before he took oath.

Pakistan Taliban describe Rehman Malik as comedian

The Pakistani Taliban have mocked Interior Minister Rehman Malik by describing him as a "comedian".

Pakistan demands Afghan handover of captured militants

Pakistan said it had asked Afghanistan to hand over all persons engaged in "anti-Pakistan activities", including a senior Taliban commander captured by Afghan forces.

US assures Pakistan of not repeating 1989 `mistake`

US envoy in Pakistan Richard Olson has assured that his country will not repeat mistakes it made in 1989 and will not disengage from the region in 2014.

Four Taliban leaders held in Afghan raids: ISAF

The Taliban-linked Haqqani network mostly operating in Afghan provinces and Kabul is responsible for many anti-security forces attacks.

Judge dismisses terror charges against US cleric

US District Judge Robert Scola ruled there was insufficient evidence against 26-year-old Izhar Khan.

France honours Malala with Womens` Freedom award

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls` education.

Malala Yousafzai discharged from UK hospital

Pakistani teenage woman education activist Malala Yousafzai was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on October 15.