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Civilian Death Toll Reaches Record as Afghan Troops Fight Taliban: UN

NBCNews.com - ‎15 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan's battle with the Taliban reached a record high in the first half of this year - with children bearing the brunt of the conflict - the United Nations said Monday.
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U.S confirms Pakistan's Taliban leader's death

Armenpress.am - ‎11 hours ago‎
YEREVAN, JULY 25, ARMENPRESS. Pakistan's Taliban leader Mangal Bagh has been killed on July 24. This has been confirmed by the U.S.. Pakistani President's Security Advisor Hanaif Atmar confirmed the news, according to RIA Novosti. “One of the ...
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Ties with Pakistan bigger challenge than combating al-Qaida, Taliban, says Afghan President Ghani

Times of India - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Ghani rejected allegations that Afghan government had leaked the news of former Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death, which resulted in suspension of Pakistan-facilitated dialogue between the Taliban and government in the Pakistani resort city of ...

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban - UN

The Star Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
Overall at least 1,601 civilians were killed and 3,565 wounded in the war in the first six months of 2016, the United Nations reported, as insurgent groups like the Taliban try to topple the government installed in Kabul after the 2001 U.S.-led ...
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Kabul to Hold Talks With Taliban If 'Says Yes to Peace'

Sputnik International - ‎12 hours ago‎
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Afghanistan is willing to negotiate with Taliban if the Islamist movement assumes a peaceful track and adheres to the national constitution, otherwise military action will be taken, Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar told ...
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Shot by the Taliban for going to school, Malala is sharing her story in Minnesota

Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - ‎1 hour ago‎
Since becoming the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize a couple of years ago, Malala Yousafzai has raised millions of dollars to support the education of girls around the world.
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Fighting rages as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Kunduz

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Hundreds of Taliban fighters have largely taken over a district in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province as intense fighting with the Afghan security forces continues.
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Outage over Taliban terror fancy dress outfit - complete with blow-up machine gun and bomb

Birmingham Mail - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
A Birmingham MP has condemned a sick Taliban fancy dress costume - which warns buyers to wear it at their peril. Online retailer Morph Costumes is selling the outfits for £28.49 a time and said: “This Taliban fancy dress costume is for those brave ...

Afghan army and Taliban suffer heavy casualties amid soaring violence

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Afghan army The Afghan National Army and Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties amid soaring violence across the country.
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5 Suspected Taliban Terrorists Killed In Pakistan

NDTV - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Lahore: Five Taliban militants who were plotting to attack government installations and personnel of law enforcement agencies have been killed in an encounter by security forces in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Afghan child sex tradition spotlighted by Green Beret now Taliban attack ruse

Fox News - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“According to reports, the Taliban is now regularly turning to child sex slaves to initiate insider attacks against Afghan forces,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Can provide addresses of Taliban leaders in Quetta, says Ghani

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Ashraf Ghani The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he can provide the addresses of the Taliban leaders in Quetta city of Pakistan.
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Taliban attacks rock Afghanistan's Kunduz province

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Saeedi said that eight Taliban - including a commander - were killed, while one Afghan security force member was dead and three others wounded.

15 detained after clash at funeral ceremony for Taliban leader

Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Mohammad Zaman Mamozai, told Pajhwok Afghan News five other Taliban militants, who were injured in the blast, had been arrested by security forces.

Taliban terrorist arrested in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ARY NEWS - ‎16 hours ago‎
BATTAGRAM: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel arrested a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist from Thakot town of Battagram district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), ARY News reported on Monday.

3 key Taliban commanders arrested in North of Afghanistan: MoI

Khaama Press (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Taliban commanders arrested_censored Three key commanders of the Taliban group have been arrested during an operation in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan.

Malala, the girl who stood up to Taliban, coming to the Dunk on Thursday

The Providence Journal - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
She is Malala Yousafzai, 19, and people will spend as much as $151 to see her because she spoke out against the Taliban's edict against girls being educated. For her defiance, Malala was shot in the head, and nearly died. She survived, however, and ...

Morph Costumes sparks outrage in Birmingham with Jihad fancy dress

Daily Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
The inappropriate fancy dress is being sold by online retailer Morph Costumes, which even warns buyers that they don the clothing at their own “peril”.
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The fight against the Taliban is going better than expected

Washington Post - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
KABUL - U.S. and Afghan forces are accelerating plans to decapitate the Taliban insurgency, expanding a new offensive strategy that appears to be stumping the group's efforts to make dramatic gains on the battlefield.
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