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  • Afghans to send delegates to meet with Taliban in Pakistan

    Afghans to send delegates to meet with Taliban in Pakistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan will send a delegation to Pakistan soon in an attempt to open channels with the Taliban toward a peace deal, officials said Wednesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement that he and Pakistani Prime...
  • Obama welcomes Taliban assent to Afghanistan talks

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Calling for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Taliban’s surprise agreement to negotiate directly with U.S. officials toward ending America&...
  • America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province

    America's go-to man in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province
    TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — A shy boy with filthy hands and a shabby tunic approached the great man, bowed and tried to kiss his hand. Gen. Matiullah Khan was seated like a sultan on a cushion in his hojra, his airy receiving room. He barely...
  • 2 More U.S. Soldiers Killed by Taliban Posing as Afghan Troops

    2 More U.S. Soldiers Killed by Taliban Posing as Afghan Troops
    A man wearing an Afghan police uniform opened fire on U.S. troops in southwest Afghanistan on Friday, killing two service members, military and Afghan officials said. The killings are the latest in a series of "green-on-blue" attacks carried out by...
  • Book review: 'Obama's Wars'

    Book review: 'Obama's Wars'
    The essential outline of the story journalist and political historian Bob Woodward sets out to tell in " Obama's Wars" actually is fairly well known. President Obama's agonized march to a decision on how to move forward in what he has called "a war of...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kirk says Pakistanis 'probably fully aware' where bin Laden was

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 3:22 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that the Pakistani government was “probably fully aware” that Osama bin Laden had been living in the country and that other top terrorists are currently there......