Afghanistan has up to $1trillion (£690bn) worth of untapped mineral resources which could revolutionise the country’s economy and perhaps even the war, American officials have said.
BBC: Pakistani intelligence gives funding, training and sanctuary to the Afghan Taliban on a scale much larger than previously thought, a report says.
Suspected Taliban fighters attacked trucks ferrying supplies to forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Afghanistan late Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and torching nearly 50 of the vehicles, police officials said. The attack took place at a…
Delegates of the peace jirga on Friday urged the government to take formal steps toward negotiating with Taleban fighters to put an end to Afghanistan’s decades old war.
On Tuesday morning a Taleban suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the US-founded Counterinsurgency Academyin Kabul, killing at least 20 people including eight Americans and an Afghan army officer, and injuring 47 others, security officials said. NATO declined to comment whether any…
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP)— The Taliban threatened Saturday to launch a fresh offensive across Afghanistan this coming week, as President Hamid Karzai said international forces have yet to secure large parts of the country.
WASHINGTON (DAWN): US President Barack Obama meets Thursday with his national security team amid fresh concerns in the wake of last week’s failed car bombing in New York for which a Pakistani-American is in custody.
Afghan Interior Ministry stated that Taleban bombers equipped with suicide vests and automatic weapons attacked government buildings in western Afghanistan early Wednesday. According to Interior Ministry spokesman Zamarai Bashary, several attackers were killed by Afghan forces, while the rest were holed up in…
Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for planting a car bomb in New York‘s Times Square on Saturday night and vowed to carry out future attacks on major U.S. cities.
By Michael Jacobson Counterterrorism Blog As my colleague Matt Levitt wrote, the Washington Institute recently hosted David Cohen, the Treasury assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes, as part of its lecture series with senior counterterrorism officials.