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# taliban - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# taliban - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan’s former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

# taliban - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is ‘alive and well’

A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.

# taliban - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as we begin another stormy day…

# taliban - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan

The attack is one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years.

# taliban - Monday 25 November, 2013

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.

# taliban - Saturday 23 November, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning, it’s the weekend. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# taliban - Monday 18 November, 2013

Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities

A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

# taliban - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani will take over a temporary head of the Taliban group.

# taliban - Saturday 2 November, 2013

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today

Hakimullah Mehsud’s death comes as a major blow to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) network, which was behind some of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan in recent years

# taliban - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

# taliban - Sunday 22 September, 2013

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?

As the Taliban ramps up its’ war on women, one lawmaker has told of her experience of being kidnapped.

# taliban - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Column: The tragic killings of Afghan women are treated as mere statistics

Beatings, disfigurations, kidnappings and murders of women by relatives and armed groups are continuing in Afghanistan. Why are these horrifying crimes being brushed under the carpet? asks Horia Mosadiq.

# taliban - Friday 13 September, 2013

One killed, 18 injured in Taliban bomb at US consulate

The US State Department said there were no American casualties though four Afghan policemen were among the wounded.

# taliban - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

# taliban - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

‘It’s a long way to Tipperary, it’s a long way to peace’: Malala accepts peace prize

The 16-year-old has made a full recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

# taliban - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week

Malala Yousafzai is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Prize in honour of her campaign work to ensure girls’ access to education across the developing world.

# taliban - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Hundreds of prisoners, including “hardcore militants” escape from Pakistan jail

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

# taliban - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57

Two bombers walked into crowded market as shoppers bought food to break their fasts at sunset for Ramadan.

# taliban - Friday 12 July, 2013

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN UN

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

The Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Taliban last year, will address the United Nations of the importance of raising levels of education among girls across the world.

# taliban - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: ‘Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving’

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# taliban - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas

The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.

# taliban - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks ‘not scheduled’

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

Afghanistan suspends talks with US over name of new Taliban office

The Taliban’s decision to use the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan name on its new office in Qatar has prompted the ire of the Afghan government.

# taliban - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

US ‘to hold direct talks with Taliban’ – officials

The Taliban has just opened a political office in Qatar, and senior officials believe it’s a step closer to abandoning terrorism.

# taliban - Monday 10 June, 2013

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base

The attacks illustrate that despite Kabul’s security blanket, the insurgency in Afghanistan is far from defeated.

# taliban - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

# taliban - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.

# taliban - Sunday 12 May, 2013

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections

Nawaz Sharif’s party is set to dominate Pakistan’s assembly but it will have no overall majority following a campaign dominated by the economy and US policy in the region.

# taliban - Monday 29 April, 2013

All 7 dead after cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase

The civilian cargo place crashed at Bagram Airfield, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff today

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students’ union

Malala Yousufzai grabbed worldwide headlines last year when she survived an attempted assassination in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

# taliban - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Lucinda Creighton tells Olivia O’Leary to ‘get a grip’ over abortion issue

The junior minister heavily criticises the journalist Olivia O’Leary over her recent radio column in which she said it was time to “kick the Taliban out of our constitution”.

# taliban - Monday 22 April, 2013

Afghan Taliban capture Turkish civilians after helicopter lands

Eight Turks and an Afghan from a civilian helicopter which made an emergency landing have been captured by Taliban insurgents.

# taliban - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Pakistani Taliban say they are not responsible for Boston bombing

“We believe in attacking [the] US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack.”

# taliban - Monday 8 April, 2013

Nine killed after bomb hits Afghan bus

The bomb blast in which 22 people were also injured follows a NATO air strike on Saturday which killed 11 children.

# taliban - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Former president Musharraf returns to Pakistan, vows to ‘save’ country

A crowd of hundreds turned out to welcome the former military ruler at Karachi Airport as he ended his four years of exile ahead of elections in May.

# taliban - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Taliban are in ‘daily’ talks with the US, says president

Afgahnistan president Hamid Karzai criticised the Taliban for holding the talks at the same time as they carry out suicide attacks that kill civilians and children.

# taliban - Monday 4 February, 2013

Video: Malala says she has been given a “second life” to keep campaigning

The 15-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban said she is “getting better day by day”.

# taliban - Friday 4 January, 2013

VIDEO: Malala discharged from hospital

The teenage activist is recovering after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

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