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The Taliban announced Tuesday that after nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan they are ready for talks with the United States, as senior Obama administration officials said discussions with the Islamic militants who sheltered Osama bin Laden would start within days.
One of the most significant turning points in one of America's longest and costliest wars is imminent: Afghanistan's fledgling security forces are taking the lead for security nationwide, bringing the moment of truth on the question of whether they are ready to fight an insurgency that remains resilient after nearly 12 years of conflict.
In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
Gunmen have taken over parts of a hospital in southwestern Pakistan Saturday after two bomb blasts in the city, including one that went off inside the hospital's emergency room, killed at least 12 people according to officials.
In a part of Pakistan where guns are everywhere, 17 young people armed only with cameras are determined to change how the world thinks about their homeland.
Former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf won bail for one of his cases — a court trial to determine his fate from a 2007 decision to fire senior judges.
An Islamist group that demands the death penalty for "atheist" bloggers who insult Islam and wants men and women segregated in public is gaining support in Bangladesh, a secular Muslim democracy in South Asia.
The Army general who commanded the war against homemade bombs that have killed and maimed thousands of Americans in Afghanistan has left the Pentagon knowing he scored a major victory.
Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government lodged a protest with the U.S. and summoned a top American envoy Saturday to vent its anger over a U.S. drone strike that was said to have killed seven militants. The move bolstered expectations that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government will, at least publicly, take a much harder line against such strikes than its predecessor.
Pakistan's newly elected prime minister said one of his first goals would be to put an end to U.S. drone strikes in the country.
The family of a 16-year-old Bangladeshi student who is playing the role of Malala Yousafzai in a new film is so fearful of revenge attacks by the Taliban that they have insisted that no photos of the girl be released until midway through filming.
Iran's support of international terrorism has reached levels unseen since the 1990s, but the top cadre of al Qaeda leaders have largely been decimated in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the State Department said Thursday in its latest report on worldwide terrorism.
The deputy leader of Taliban militants in Pakistan was killed in a U.S. drone strike Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, but the Taliban denied he had died.
President Obama pledges to restrict the use of killer drones to missions against America's enemies overseas. Now lawmakers on Capitol Hill need to apply restrictions on drones capable of spying on Americans here at home.
In the months before President Obama declared al Qaeda was "on a path to defeat," his aides were telling Congress that the terrorist network was expanding and was capable of inflicting mass casualties in the U.S.