Pakistan's foreign minister says an apology by the U.S. government for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers would not satisfy the Pakistani government, and the attack demanded a reassessment of Islamabad's partnership with the United States.
CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson explains that when the Taliban admitted to having talks with U.S. officials, it also showed, for the first time, the group's political strategy and how Taliban leaders might be hoping to get a better deal from the negotiating table than they can hope for from the battlefield.
CNN's Nic Robertson explains the Taliban's refusal to talk with the Afghan govt are efforts to outmaneuver Pres Karzai.
Police in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, said Thursday they have arrested a senior figure in the Pakistani Taliban and several other alleged terrorists.
Pakistani Taliban factions and their allies have set up a council of elders in hopes of coordinating efforts against NATO troops in Afghanistan, a spokesman said Monday.
U.S. military leaders say the situation on the ground in Afghanistan is improving. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
A suicide bomber targeted a funeral procession Sunday in the northeastern Afghan city of Taloqan, killing about 20 people, police said.
A bomb explosion in Afghanistan's Laghman province killed nine passengers traveling on a civilian bus, the Afghan president's office said Saturday in a statement.
Eleven people died after a roadside bomb exploded in the northwestern Afghanistan province of Badghis, officials said Tuesday.
A Taliban spokesman says the group's phones and website were hacked, and text messages sent out saying their reclusive Afghan leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead -- a claim the group has denied.
The Taliban denies reports their leader Mullah Omar is dead. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
A day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the United States is in preliminary talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan to quell the violence, experts say don't expect miracle results.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks to CNN's Candy Crowley about "lower-level" talks with the Taliban going on now.
CNN Security Analyst Peter Bergen discussses the future of al Qaeda.
Recently, both The Washington Post and the German magazine Der Spiegel have reported on meetings between U.S. officials and representatives of the Taliban that have taken place in Germany to discuss some form of peace negotiations.
The raid on Osama bin Laden's house revealed a financial trail, as CNN's Stan Grant reports.
In late February I posted a piece on CNN.com titled "Al Qaeda the loser in Arab revolutions" making the point that Osama bin Laden must be watching the events in the Middle East unfold with a mixture of glee and despair.
CNN Analyst Peter Bergen discusses Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki directly challenging his views on al Qaeda.
The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan is a "lost cause," said a former Pakistani intelligence chief, and the United States needs to negotiate peace with Taliban leader Mullah Omar. "You have to talk to him, and I'm sure it will work out very well," Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview to air Sunday.
Afghanistan, known for its history of warriors, is now wondering where they went. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
Bombs killed 12 Afghan construction workers in two separate incidents in the eastern part of the country, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said on Friday.
Gen. David Petraeus on Wednesday issued a new "tactical directive" for forces in Afghanistan that emphasizes guidance for the use of force by troops operating in the country.
Insurgents wielding guns and bombs killed 13 civilians and wounded four others in Afghanistan, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Friday.
Talking to the Taliban leader in Afghanistan may help bring peace to the country, according to a former Pakistan spy chief once referred to as the "father of the Taliban."
In practical terms, it might seem that the recent arrests of key Taliban members and the success of the U.S. offensive in southern Afghanistan might indicate a new phase in the war against the Taliban.
The news that two Taliban "shadow governors" have been detained in Pakistan underscores the reality that in Afghanistan there are, in effect, two governments.
The arrest of a key Afghan Taliban leader represents a setback for the militant group but won't directly affect the fighting in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. military official said.
Former CIA officers discuss what the capture of a top Taliban leader will mean for U.S. relations with Pakistan.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban commander whose capture was made public this week, is one of the most senior figures in the movement to be seized -- second only to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen explains the importance of the capture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
The seizure of the Afghan Taliban's top military leader in Pakistan represents a turning point in the U.S.-led war against the militants, U.S. officials and analysts said.
CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel look into the recent capture of a top Taliban commander.
Is the Taliban better at delivering justice than Hamid Karzai's government? CNN's Dan Rivers investigates
A December 22 briefing, prepared by the top U.S. intelligence official in Afghanistan and obtained by CNN, maps out the strategy and strength of the Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan, and concludes that the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan is increasingly effective.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected suggestions Friday that the Obama administration plans to abruptly cut and run from Afghanistan.
The United States and its allies are facing "an absolute defeat" against the Taliban in Afghanistan even if additional troops are sent, according to a message purportedly from the Taliban's elusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar.
As we first stepped into Libya's forbidding Abu Salim jail we had no idea what to expect.
A new online message is purported to be from the elusive Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar. CNN's Atia Abawi reports.
The Taliban fight against American and NATO troops in Afghanistan "is forging ahead like a powerful flood," according to a purported online message posted Saturday by the Taliban's elusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar.
The Pakistan military has declared that not only is it in contact with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar but that it can bring him and other commanders to the negotiating table with the United States.
CNN's Michael Ware reports the Pakistani military has offered to broker U.S., Taliban talks aimed at an Afghan cease-fire.
A Taliban spokesman gives an exclusive interview to CNN's Nic Robertson, saying U.S. troops will never win the war.
He won't look me in the eye, won't engage in any small talk, and looks more ill at ease than I feel.
In their own words U.S. soldiers explain the hardships of multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Villagers in southern Afghanistan stacked the bodies of two dead children in front of a provincial council Monday to protest their deaths in a rocket attack.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai talks about Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Since Afghan officials met with former Taliban leaders in Mecca, Saudi Arabia a month ago the drum beat of hammering out a political deal with the Taliban rather than smashing them militarily has been growing steadily.
Taliban leaders are holding Saudi-brokered talks with the Afghan government to end the country's bloody conflict -- and are severing their ties with al Qaeda, sources close to the historic discussions have told CNN.
In a groundbreaking meeting, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group, according to a source familiar with the talks.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday he has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help facilitate peace talks with the Taliban in order to bring an end to the Afghan conflict
In a video marking the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, al Qaeda's top leader in Afghanistan vows more "large-scale" attacks against the United States and its allies.
A 1998 U.S. cruise missile strike on al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was aimed at Osama bin Laden, but his escape solidified his ties with the Taliban, newly declassified documents say
CNN's Jaime Mcintyre gets an exclusive look at the Air Force's newest remote control killer: The Reaper.
From a desert outpost northwest of Las Vegas, elite fighter pilots journey to a war zone in Afghanistan, some 7,500 miles away.
Baitullah Mehsud is accused of killing Benazir Bhutto. But his agenda is more ambitious than that
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said the death toll from Tuesday's fatal suicide bomb blast in the country's northeast increased to 41 and a forensic investigation was already underway.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the entrance to a bus carrying Afghan police and civilians in Kabul Tuesday morning, killing and wounding at least 10 people, according to authorities.
A suicide bomber blew up a bus in Afghanistan, killing 27 people, most of them soldiers.
New details emerge in the investigation of a terror plot in Germany. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
A new video from al Qaeda No. 2 man Ayman al-Zawahiri addresses the issue of setting a timetable for withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
In a message released Monday, al Qaeda's No. 2 leader called on Muslims to unite under Taliban leader Mullah Omar, stop trying to form secular governments and instead follow strict Islamic Sharia law.
A top Taliban military commander described as a close associate of Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed in an airstrike this week close to the border with Pakistan, the U.S. military said Saturday.
One NATO soldier and about 70 insurgents were killed in southern Afghanistan when fighting broke out Saturday between insurgents and Afghan troops and NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), officials said.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar is not hiding in Pakistan, a Pakistani military official said, disputing a Friday CNN report that he called "ludicrous."
The one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who heads the religious militia fighting U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, is living in Pakistan, though not in the same area where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is thought to be, according to a U.S. intelligence source.
Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar remained in control of his Afghan Islamic militia, which was gaining strength in the south of the country, Pakistan's president said Thursday.
Two British soldiers, four Afghan soldiers and 29 Taliban militants were killed in recent fighting across southern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan authorities said on Tuesday.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that the Taliban, the militant group ousted from power more than four years ago, is incapable of making a comeback.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf ripped the president of neighboring Afghanistan on Sunday, telling CNN that Hamid Karzai is "totally oblivious of what is happening in his own country."
During secret meetings with U.S. officials in 1998, top Taliban officials discussed assassinating or expelling Osama bin Laden in response to al Qaeda's deadly bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, according to State Department documents.
A U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday U.S.-led forces plan to keep the heat on militants ahead of the country's September 18 assembly elections.
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said Thursday that he does not believe Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar are in the central Asian country.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden are both alive and in good health, a senior Taliban military commander has told Pakistan television.
An accused heroin kingpin has been indicted and arrested in a massive narcotics conspiracy involving Afghanistan's former Taliban regime, U.S. Attorney David N. Kelley has said.
More than half the votes have been counted in Afghanistan's landmark election, and President Hamid Karzai is said to be running well ahead of his rivals.
An al Qaeda operative believed to have been close to Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was flown home to Pakistan after he was arrested in Dubai, intelligence sources said.
Pakistani forces have captured about 100 fighters -- possibly members of al Qaeda -- in a fierce battle in the country's mountainous border region, military officials said.
Gunmen riding in several civilian vehicles opened fire on a Pakistani military checkpoint near the Afghan border, prompting paramilitary soldiers to return fire, killing 11 and wounding six others, according to a military spokesman.
Pakistani military forces, using helicopters and heavy artillery, have detained at least 25 people during raids in a remote border region where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar are believed to have sought refuge.
Pakistan has launched a military operation against al Qaeda and Taliban forces in the country's tribal regions along the Afghan border, Pakistani army spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan said.
Pakistan's recent clampdown along its border with Afghanistan could help crush the al Qaeda terrorist network, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday.
Pakistani authorities arrested two senior officials from Afghanistan's deposed Taliban regime Saturday, including one who may know the whereabouts of elusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, Pakistani intelligence sources said.
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