- Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.
- Bergdahl's lawyer: Trump's statements threaten fair trial Updated: Aug-20-15 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - The lawyer representing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his infantry post and was held by the Taliban for five years, said Thursday that callous statements Donald Trump is making about his client are threatening the soldier's right to a fair trial.
- Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm
ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
- Al-Qaida leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief Updated: Aug-13-15 2:23 pm
- Afghan officials in Pakistan to discuss peace efforts Updated: Aug-13-15 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - A high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss security cooperation and peace efforts after Afghanistan's president said Pakistan was involved in a spate of devastating Taliban attacks that rocked Kabul last week, killing dozens of people.
- Jury convicts ex-Russian soldier of terror-related charges Updated: Aug-07-15 9:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal jury on Friday night convicted a former Russian military tank commander of planning and leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
- The Latest: Jury convicts Russian veteran in Taliban attack Updated: Aug-07-15 9:25 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the federal trial for a Russian military veteran who is accused of leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan (all times local):
- Huge migrant camp in Calais takes on air of permanence Updated: Aug-07-15 10:58 am
CALAIS, France - The kitchen is a rustic grill under a tarp in a fetid-smelling camp teeming with migrants - but for Zubair Nazari it means survival. The teen, who ended up in this port city after a perilous escape from the Taliban, sticks with a group of fellow Afghans who do their best to recreate the tastes of home - a stew of eggs, onions and tomatoes - amid a stretch of squalor known as "the jungle."
- Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide Updated: Aug-04-15 1:10 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.
- AP News Guide: Death of Taliban leader roils Afghan politics Updated: Aug-01-15 2:56 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Taliban has confirmed the death of its reclusive longtime leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, after the Kabul government reported that he had been dead for more than two years. The move has led to a leadership crisis in the Taliban, as Mullah Omar's longtime deputy takes the helm over the objection of the former leader's relatives.
- Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban Updated: Jul-31-15 9:19 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.
- White House says former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead Updated: Jul-31-15 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House says U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead, and says his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."