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

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

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

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

The Taliban have denied the allegations.

Assassination attempt against Taliban leader highlights infighting, divide

Mullah Manan Niazi, deputy leader of a splinter Taliban group under Mullah Rasool, said individuals loyal to Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada sent three suicide bombers to assassinate him.

Suicide bomber strikes Sufi shrine in Balochistan during annual celebration

Among the more than dozen dead, two policemen sacrificed their lives when they stopped the bomber from penetrating the inside of the shrine.

Citizens condemn militant efforts to create chaos on Pak-Afghan border

Militants are staunchly opposed to the brotherly relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, so they leave no stone unturned to undercut their relations, observers say.

In major strategy shift, ISIS no longer willing to 'fight till death'

ISIS negotiated a deal for safe passage after a humiliating defeat on the Syrian-Lebanese border -- a sign the group is unable or unwilling to continue fighting, a Pakistani think tank says.

Pakistan works on formal policy to impede ISIS threat

Counter-terrorism authorities are investigating why Pakistanis are joining terrorist organisations.

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