Terrorism

Islamic alliance vows to wipe out terrorism

Islamic alliance vows to wipe out terrorism

Afghanistan and Pakistan are among 41 countries that have joined the 'pan-Islamic unified front' against violent extremism.


ISIS, Taliban declare 'jihad' on each other in Afghanistan

ISIS, Taliban declare 'jihad' on each other in Afghanistan

The relationship between the two militant groups has grown increasingly acrimonious of late.


ISIS expansion faltering in Afghanistan, Pakistan

ISIS expansion faltering in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Military operations and a lack of public support have halted the expansion of ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan, say analysts.


American woman held hostage by Haqqani Network details rape, beatings

American woman held hostage by Haqqani Network details rape, beatings

The Taliban-linked militants were 'very violent' and would beat her, her husband and her now four-year-old son, she said.


ISIS left clinging to scraps in Iraq and Syria

ISIS left clinging to scraps in Iraq and Syria

The group has lost 95% of the cross-border 'caliphate' it declared in Iraq and Syria in 2014.


Militants have 'no mercy' for women and children in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Militants have 'no mercy' for women and children in Pakistan, Afghanistan

The Taliban on both sides of the border have a history of raping women and killing children, observers say.


Newly released bin Laden documents shed light on al-Qaeda-Iran relations

Newly released bin Laden documents shed light on al-Qaeda-Iran relations

Senior al-Qaeda leaders' apparent ability to function under Iranian protection supports claims that Tehran and bin Laden had a working relationship.


As defeat looms, ISIS calls on women to fight

As defeat looms, ISIS calls on women to fight

The group has appealed to women to fight in Syria and Iraq in a last ditch effort that signals its imminent collapse, observers say.


Russia expands support for Taliban as violence escalates across Afghanistan

Russia expands support for Taliban as violence escalates across Afghanistan

The Taliban have been using advanced weapons available only to the Russian military, according to a security source in western Afghanistan.


Freed Canadian hostage says Haqqani Network killed his baby, raped wife

Freed Canadian hostage says Haqqani Network killed his baby, raped wife

The Taliban have denied the allegations.


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