| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:51 PM
TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan — A shy boy with filthy hands and a shabby tunic approached the great man, bowed and tried to kiss his hand.
Gen. Matiullah Khan was seated like a sultan on a cushion in his hojra, his airy receiving room. He barely...
| May 2, 2011
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:42 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai had a suggestion Thursday for Mullah Mohammed Omar, the fugitive leader of the Taliban movement: Run for president if you want. The Afghan leader, speaking at a news conference, urged the Taliban chief to...
| Sep 27, 2010
The essential outline of the story journalist and political historian Bob Woodward sets out to tell in " Obama's Wars" actually is fairly well known. President Obama's agonized march to a decision on how to move forward in what he has called "a war of...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said any expectations Pakistan could deliver the Taliban leader to the negotiating table for Afghan peace talks were “preposterous.”...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:41 PM
The U.S. government has set a $10-million bounty on Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the founder of a Pakistani militant group with suspected links to Al Qaeda and the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed 166 people....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Afghanistan bombing: Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday of the Muslim calendar, got off to a violent start in Afghanistan on Sunday when suspected insurgents staged a bombing outside a mosque in the north, killing at least seven worshippers, Afghan...
| May 2, 2011
| 8:32 AM
WASHINGTON -- A senior administration official tells CNN that a DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden killed.U.S.
There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 7:14 AM
There was little to celebrate in Kabul this week as the United States marked the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Afghanistan. The war against the Taliban is already the longest in America's history and there are few signs that it will be ending any...
| May 23, 2011
| 12:41 PM
MIAMI -- A judge on Monday denied bond to two Florida imams facing charges of funneling money to the Taliban in Pakistan, siding with prosecutors who said the two men could be a risk to the community.
The imams -- a father and son -- are among a half-...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:31 PM
CAIRO, Egypt -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings.
Al Qaeda's interim...