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Three Taliban commanders arrested in Afghanistan's Samangan province

Three Taliban commanders arrested in Afghanistan's Samangan province

Three key commanders of the Taliban group have been arrested during a joint clearance operation in Afghanistan`s northern Samangan province.

Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan released

Indian aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan released

An Indian woman working for an international aid group who was kidnapped in the Afghan capital last month has been released unharmed, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Saturday.

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad is at centre of row — Know the controversy

A tussle has erupted between Pakistan's powerful military and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over a sprawling piece of land in the garrison city of Abbottabad where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived and was killed in 2011.

US report on Chinese Muslims joining ISIS groundless: Media

US report on Chinese Muslims joining ISIS groundless: Media

Chinese official media on Friday dismissed as groundless a US think tank report that claimed China's policies in the northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region have driven local Muslims to join the ISIS.

Afghan officials report Taliban attacks in northern province

Two districts in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz were coming under sustained attack by Taliban fighters on Thursday, Afghan officials said.

120 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in wide-scale operations by Afghan army, cops

120 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in wide-scale operations by Afghan army, cops

At least 120 Islamic State militants were killed in wide-scale operations launched during the past 24 hours by Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel, said a Defence Ministry statement on Thursday.

16 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan in air strikes

 At least 16 Taliban militants were killed and six others injured in separate air strikes in Sangin and Marja districts of Afghanistan's Helmand province, an official said on Monday.

Al Qaeda, its allies in South Asia pose high threat: US

Al Qaeda, its allies in South Asia pose high threat: US

Al-Qaeda and its allies in South Asia particularly the Haqqani network and Taliban continue to pose a "high" threat to America's regional interests, a top US counter-terrorism official said.

No plans to revive peace talks with Taliban: Afghan official

Ashraf Ghani has accused Pakistan of harbouring Taliban leaders - an accusation that Islamabad denies.

US airstrike kills mastermind of Peshawar school attack

Umar Khalifa, a known terrorist leader with the Tariq Gidar Group, was killed in Nangarhar province over the weekend.

Taliban's new leader being viewed as lacking influence: Report

Taliban's new leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada is being viewed as "lacking" the grip and influence his predecessor Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour commanded and the terror group's decision-making power has returned to the insurgency's senior council based in Quetta, Pakistan, a US media report said on Tuesday.

'Pak use of terror proxies aiding global Islamic extremism' : Fmr US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad

'Pak use of terror proxies aiding global Islamic extremism' : Fmr US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad

"Pakistan's use of extremist and terrorist proxies, including to threaten India, is a significant contributor to the global menace of Islamic extremism", a former top US diplomat said today recommending that Pakistan be listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son Hamza vows to avenge father's killing, warns Americans

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son Hamza vows to avenge father's killing, warns Americans

Hamza bin Laden, the son of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has threatened to take revenge on the United States for the killing of his father and warned the Americans that they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders.

US ditched plan to give Afghan forces more armoured vehicles

Since 2002, the United States has allocated more than $68 billion to train and equip Afghan security forces.

20 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan's Badakhshan

20 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan's Badakhshan

Twenty Taliban militants surrendered to the government in Afghanistan`s Badakhshan.

Baghdad's deadliest single attack: Death toll reaches 119, ISIS says bombing targeted Iraq's Shiite Muslims

Baghdad's deadliest single attack: Death toll reaches 119, ISIS says bombing targeted Iraq's Shiite Muslims

A suicide car bombing in Baghdad shopping district killed at least 119 people, officials said.

New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan `occupation` in first message

New Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada on Saturday called on the US to end its "occupation" of Afghanistan in his first message since been appointed the militant group`s supreme leader in May.

30 killed as Taliban suicide bombers hit police buses in Kabul

30 killed as Taliban suicide bombers hit police buses in Kabul

Two suicide explosions hit a line of Afghan police buses in the western part of Kabul on Thursday, leaving at least 30 people dead, authorities said.

Malala Yousafzai becomes millionaire with book sales, lectures

Malala Yousafzai becomes millionaire with book sales, lectures

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and her family have become millionaires as a result of income from her memoir describing life under Taliban rule in Pakistan's picturesque Swat valley and appearances on the lecture circuit around the world.

Kabul to probe child sex slavery fuelling insider attacks

Child sex abuse is deeply entrenched in Uruzgan, where police commanders, judges, government officials and survivors of such attacks told AFP that the Taliban are recruiting 'bacha bazi' victims to attack their abusers