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  • Pakistan releases a top Afghan Taliban leader

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday released a top Afghan Taliban official who Afghan officials believe could nudge Islamist militants to the bargaining table and help hammer out a political solution after more than a decade of war....
  • Osama bin Laden, born to privilege, dies a pariah

    Osama bin Laden, born to privilege, dies a pariah
    Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
  • Muslim holiday in Afghanistan opens with a bombing

     
    Afghanistan bombing: Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday of the Muslim calendar, got off to a violent start in Afghanistan on Sunday when suspected insurgents staged a bombing outside a mosque in the north, killing at least seven worshippers, Afghan...
  • Pakistan rips 'preposterous' ideas about its role in Afghan talks

     
    Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said any expectations Pakistan could deliver the Taliban leader to the negotiating table for Afghan peace talks were “preposterous.”...
  • U.S. offers $10-million bounty for Pakistani militant chief

     
    The U.S. government has set a $10-million bounty on Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the founder of a Pakistani militant group with suspected links to Al Qaeda and the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people....
  • Afghanistan's Karzai urges Taliban leader Omar to run for president

     
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai had a suggestion Thursday for Mullah Mohammed Omar, the fugitive leader of the Taliban movement: Run for president if you want. The Afghan leader, speaking at a news conference, urged the Taliban chief to...
  • Official: DNA Match Confirms Osama bin Laden is Dead

    Official: DNA Match Confirms Osama bin Laden is Dead
    WASHINGTON -- A senior administration official tells CNN that a DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden killed.U.S. There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden,...
  • The Taliban's olive branch

    American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...
  • Taliban talks the only hope for Afghan peace process?

    Taliban talks the only hope for Afghan peace process?
    There was little to celebrate in Kabul this week as the United States marked the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Afghanistan. The war against the Taliban is already the longest in America's history and there are few signs that it will be ending any...
  • Bail Denied For Alleged Pakistani Taliban Funding Conspirators

    Bail Denied For Alleged Pakistani Taliban Funding Conspirators
    MIAMI -- A judge on Monday denied bond to two Florida imams facing charges of funneling money to the Taliban in Pakistan, siding with prosecutors who said the two men could be a risk to the community. The imams -- a father and son -- are among a half-...
  • Al Qaeda Names Interim Leader in Wake of bin Laden's Death

    Al Qaeda Names Interim Leader in Wake of bin Laden's Death
    CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. Al Qaeda's interim...