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Q&A: How Are the Taliban Linked to the Ancient Tribe the World Never Quite Conquers?

Just when NATO forces in Afghanistan thought the Taliban were finally less of a threat, they staged an astonishing comeback Monday when they broke about 488 of their colleagues, mostly fighters and...

9 Americans Dead After Afghan Army Officer Opens Fire

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Eight American troops and a U.S. contractor died Wednesday after an Afghan military pilot opened fire during a meeting at Kabul airport - the deadliest episode to date of an...

Afghan Forces Recapture at Least 65 From Taliban Jailbreak

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan forces have recaptured at least 65 of the prisoners who escaped from the south's largest prison, the government said Tuesday as it scrambled to recover from the massive...

NATO: Key Figure From al-Qaida-Linked Group Captured

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A militant who led operations in Afghanistan for an al-Qaida-linked terror group has been captured in the north where his fighters joined forces with the Taliban to step up...

US Missiles Kill 25 People in Pakistan Tribal Area

ISLAMABAD -- U.S. drones fired a volley of missiles into a militant-held Pakistani region close to the Afghan border on Friday, killing 25 people, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike...


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