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May 19, 2015 11:39 AM Report: Afghanistan's Taliban Sends Delegation to Iran

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency says a delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban has arrived in the country to discuss the situation of Afghan migrants and issues in the Islamic world. The report on Tuesday says the delegation was headed by Tayyab Agha, who is in charge of the Taliban's political bureau in Qatar. It says the delegation met Iranian 41

May 19, 2015 7:57 AM Pakistan army says agreement reached with Afghanistan to share intelligence

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's military says the spy agencies of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan have signed an agreement to share intelligence and carry out "coordinated intelligence operations." Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a Twitter post late Monday that the Memoranda of Understanding was signed between Pakistan's Inter-Services 33

May 19, 2015 4:17 AM Pakistani Officials Say US Drone Strike Kills 3 Militants

Pakistani intelligence officials say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a compound in a troubled Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, killing three militants. The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said Tuesday that the latest strike happened Monday night the Shawal 22

May 17, 2015 5:33 AM Afghan official: Suicide attack near Kabul airport, casualties expected

U.S. and Afghan security forces inspect the site of suicide attack near an international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 17, 2015. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near Kabul's international airport on Sunday, wounding at least 16 civilians in an attack that may have been aimed at vehicles of the European Union Police Mission 47

May 16, 2015 7:47 PM Pakistan officials: US drone strike in tribal region near Afghan border kills 5 militants

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired from a U.S. drone struck a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, killing five militants. The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters, said three of the militants killed Saturday 29

May 16, 2015 11:29 AM Afghan official says Taliban block roads, kidnap civilians in volatile eastern border province

GARDEZ, Afghanistan – An Afghan police chief says Taliban militants blocked roads in an eastern province, forcing cars to stop and kidnapping the occupants at gunpoint. Gen. Zelmai Oryakhail, police chief of Paktia province, said Saturday a number of civilian vehicles were stopped by Taliban gunmen in Sayad Karm district early in the morning. He says six people 36

May 15, 2015 7:44 AM Afghan official: Gunman kills provincial prosecutor in Kabul, Taliban claim responsibility

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan lawmaker says a senior prosecutor from an eastern province bordering Pakistan has been assassinated outside his home in the capital, Kabul. Mujibullah Rahman, who represents Paktia province in the Afghan parliament, said on Friday that the province's chief prosecutor, Najibullah Sultanzoi, was shot dead by a gunman when he answered 35

May 14, 2015 3:59 PM Taliban Gunman Kills 14 at Kabul Hotel, Including an American

Attack jolts city’s expatriate community KABUL—Guests were beginning to gather in Kabul’s Park Palace hotel for a concert of classical Afghan music Wednesday evening when a gunman walked in carrying a Kalashnikov assault rifle and began to shoot. Fourteen people, including an American woman, lost their lives, Afghan and foreign officials said. The victims 17

May 14, 2015 12:10 PM Afghan President Condemns Deadly Taliban Attack in Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the overnight Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that killed 14 people, including nine foreigners. In a statement from his office on Thursday, Ghani said he had also spoken to the leaders of the nations whose citizens were so brutally slain in the Taliban assault on the Park Palace Hotel in the Afghan capital 25

May 14, 2015 8:11 AM Taliban Gunman Kills 15 at Kabul Hotel, Including an American

Attack raises fears militants have resumed targeting civilians in Afghan capital KABUL—A Taliban gunman killed 15 people including an American at a hotel in central Kabul, a security official said, raising fears that militants have resumed pursuing civilian targets in the Afghan capital. The attack began Wednesday evening when a man armed with a Kalashnikov 19