A suicide car bomber has killed three policemen and a child in an attack on a police station in a northwestern Pakistani town, police said.
Afghan government efforts to reconcile with moderate Taliban are already in motion, despite domestic opposition. But Kabul appears unprepared to provide the conditions insurgents want to see.
A Pakistan court has barred the government from sending captured Afghan Taliban leaders abroad a day after Afghanistan said Pakistan had agreed to hand over a top militant commander.
Pakistan has said it would examine a request from the Afghan government to hand over a top Taliban commander in its custody, but also said he could be put on trial in Pakistan.
The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met formally today for the first time since official dialogue was broken off in the aftermath of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. India hailed the talks as a "first step" toward rebuilding trust.
Pakistani intelligence officials say at least six suspected militants were killed today by a U.S. missile strike in the North Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
A suspected suicide bomber has killed six people in an attack on a security forces convoy in a market in the main town of Pakistan's Swat valley, police said.
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.