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Taliban halt peace talks amid continued aggression

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A Pakistani military offensive against insurgent hideouts prompted suspension of controversial peace talks with the Taliban Monday, and the country’s president sought additional foreign aid to assure …


Taliban grab territory near Pakistan’s capital

ISLAMABAD – Taliban militants have extended their grip in northwestern Pakistan, pushing out from a valley where the government has agreed to impose Islamic law and patrolling villages as close …


Top Taliban officer was former detainee

WASHINGTON – The Taliban’s new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took …


Pakistan says it’s beaten Taliban in border region

KHAR, Pakistan – Pakistan has beaten the Taliban in a major stronghold close to the Afghan border, is close to victory in another and expects to pacify most of the …


U.S. offensive targets Taliban stronghold

JALREZ VALLEY, Afghanistan – Hundreds of U.S. troops pushed into a key Taliban stronghold Wednesday in a major operation to stop the insurgents from infiltrating the Afghan capital from the …


Pakistan plans to arm villagers to fight terror

ISLAMABAD – Authorities in a Pakistani border province plan to arm villagers with 30,000 rifles and set up an elite police unit to protect a region increasingly besieged by Taliban …


Pakistan, Taliban pact in limbo

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A controversial, closely watched peace agreement designed to end Taliban violence in the scenic Swat Valley hung in limbo Wednesday, amid criticism in Pakistan and rising concern …


Militant group reports it has pact with Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Muslim militants in northwest Pakistan said today the government had agreed to impose Islamic law as part of a proposed peace deal in the lawless region where …


Taliban commander killed, U.S. says

KABUL – Forces with the U.S.-backed coalition killed a regional Taliban commander and eight others in an airstrike in western Afghanistan, the U.S. said today. The Sunday night attack destroyed …


Militants torch trucks on Afghan supply route

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A day after blowing up a crucial land bridge, Taliban militants Wednesday torched 10 supply trucks returning to Pakistan from Afghanistan, underscoring the insurgents’ dominance of the …


Kyrgyzstan to close key U.S. air base

MOSCOW – The U.S.-led campaign against the Taliban suffered two logistical blows Tuesday as the president of Kyrgyzstan announced that he’d shut a U.S. air base in his country and …