A Pakistani air strike killed 30 militants in mountains on the Afghan border today, the military said, as one of NATO's biggest offensives against the Taliban continued in Afghanistan itself.
Many of those who have not read the Koran regard the word of God as conveyed to the Prophet Muhammad as sanctioning such practices as the mandatory wearing of the chador by women. This is emphatically not the case.
U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke said in Dushanbe today that Tajikistan was "a country of immense importance if one wants to have a peaceful outcome in Afghanistan."
A son of the leader of a major Taliban faction attacking Western forces in Afghanistan was killed in a recent missile strike by a U.S. drone in Pakistan, security officials said today.
The White House's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan held talks with government leaders in Islamabad today, days after the capture of the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 in Pakistan.
Pakistan has captured two "shadow governors" belonging to Afghanistan's Taliban movement, an Afghan official said today.
At least 10 people, including an Islamist militant commander, were killed today in a bomb blast in a remote village market in Pakistan's Khyber region on the Afghan border, officials said.
An avalanche buried a remote hamlet in northern Pakistan today killing up to 19 people, police said.
The White House has called the capture of a top Taliban military commander "a big success" and said commanders reported a major offensive against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan was going well.
The capture of top Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Karachi was widely portrayed as sign of Pakistan's commitment to taking on insurgents, but there appears to be much more behind it than meets the eye.
Pakistan's government averted a potentially destabilizing dispute with the judiciary today, withdrawing orders from the president appointing two judges that the Supreme Court had opposed.
The Pakistani military confirmed today that the Afghan Taliban's top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, had been captured.