Some 5,000 Pakistani paramilitary troops seek to put an end to the growing influence of pro-Taliban militants in and around Peshawar, a strategic city of some 3 million people located just east of a key pass leading into Afghanistan.
U.S.-led coalition troops killed 28 Taliban insurgents in southwestern Afghanistan, but reports say six to eight civilians were also killed.
Representatives from the OSCE’s 56 member states are meeting to discuss issues vital to the future of Europe’s leading human rights organization.
Pakistani forces have launched a military operation against Taliban militants near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The government of Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province has appointed veteran Pashtun politician and human rights activist Afrasiab Khattak as its peace envoy.
Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been rising for months. Now, they have hit a new peak.
The German defense chief's plan requires parliamentary approval, but could indicate that NATO members are prepared to treat the Afghan conflict more seriously.
Afghan officials and the international coalition have reported four cross-border attacks on June 21 in which five civilians were killed.
President Hamid Karzai says Afghanistan's right to self-defense gives it the authority to pursue militants across the border into Pakistan.
Hundreds of Taliban have reportedly been killed and wounded in an operation to clear insurgents northwest of Kandahar city.
Afghan and NATO forces have launched a military operation against Taliban fighters who fled to villages and farmland north of Kandahar following a massive escape from a Kandahar prison on June 13.
President Hamid Karzai has infuriated Pakistan and won praise from Afghans with his threat to send troops across the border in pursuit of Taliban leaders. Washington, meanwhile, refuses to take sides.