Islamist fighters called a 10-day ceasefire from February 15 in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley, where peace talks were under way that could restore Islamic Shari'a as the main system of law in the region.
Pakistani Taliban militants have freed a Chinese telecommunications engineer after holding him captive for more than five months, a spokesman for the militants and Chinese officials have said.
U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed a request from Afghanistan to take part in an interagency review of U.S. policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The meeting came one day after U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy met Afghan ministers, officials, parliamentarians, and foreign diplomats during his fact-finding mission, which began in Pakistan and will end in India.
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Zardari has now put 120,000 soldiers into the fight against the Taliban, despite concerns among many Pakistanis that it is fighting a proxy war for the United States.
In testimony before Congress, Washington's new director of national intelligence, Dennis Blair, has said the global economic crisis is now the top U.S. security concern, not terrorism.
The United States may need a military buildup in Afghanistan larger than the one President Barack Obama is considering, a group of experts has told the U.S. House of Representatives.
Five children have been killed after a shoot-out between Taliban insurgents and Australian soldiers in Afghanistan, the Australian Defense Force said.
The new U.S. envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, is set to meet key security ministers in the Afghan capital at the start of a three-day fact-finding mission, an Afghan official said.
Afghan intelligence agents have said they are investigating links between Pakistan and Taliban militants who killed 26 people in three simultaneous suicide bomb and gun raids on state offices in the capital, Kabul.