Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19852/all en Why Afghan returnees could become Taliban recruits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/afghanistan-unhcr-taliban <p> KABUL &mdash; This territory is some of the most fertile ground for Taliban insurgents seeking to regain support in areas lost to the NATO-led international forces.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/afghanistan-unhcr-taliban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban UNHCR United Nations Aid Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:24:00 +0000 Teri Schultz 5652166 at http://www.globalpost.com Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirms U.S. has begun talks with Taliban on Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/robert-gates-confirms-us-talks-taliban-karzai <p> Though the U.S. and Afghanistan governments have confirmed holding talks with the Taliban, the Islamist group has said publicly that there will be no negotiations until foreign troops leave Afghanistan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110619/robert-gates-confirms-us-talks-taliban-karzai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Al Qaeda Hamid Karzai Taliban Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Military War Politics Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5652198 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan: husband and wife team in suicide attack on police station http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/110626/taliban-pakistan-husband-and-wife-suicide-attack <p> &quot;The attackers were a husband and wife. We will keep carrying out attacks with different strategies,&quot; a Pakistani Taliban spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/110626/taliban-pakistan-husband-and-wife-suicide-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Osama bin Laden Taliban Conflict Zones Pakistan Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5660641 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel attacked by suicide bombers (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110628/afghanistan-kabul-intercontinental-hotel-attack <p> The attack reportedly began during dinnertime, when militants in civilian clothes burst into the hotel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110628/afghanistan-kabul-intercontinental-hotel-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban Conflict Zones Military Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:30:00 +0000 News Desk 5661365 at http://www.globalpost.com Suicide bombers attack Afghan governor's compound, killing 22 (UPDATES) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110814/afghanistan-war-suicide-bombing-attack-parwan-governor <p> While Parwan is considered a relatively peaceful region of Afghanistan. security at the governor&rsquo;s compound had been reinforced after a recent attempt to kill the governor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110814/afghanistan-war-suicide-bombing-attack-parwan-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban United States Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:27:00 +0000 News Desk 5673113 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location: Swat Valley — Rehab for the Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5673372 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>New schools in Pakistan are attempting to de-radicalize captured Taliban members.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Suzanna Koster </div> </div> </div> <p> At a boarding school in Pakistan&#39;s Swat Valley, students are hitting the books and learning new job skills, but they are also learning something harder, how not to be Islamic extremists.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/3148cea5d8825-original_0.jpg?1313610843" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:08:17 16:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("82f32b43c1cea", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Afghanistan War Taliban Conflict Zones Military Pakistan Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:18:00 +0000 Suzanna Koster 5673372 at http://www.globalpost.com Six dead as Taliban battle continues near U.S. Embassy in Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110913/kabul-attack-targets-foreign-intelligence <p> &quot;Nerves are stretched, and no one knows what will happen next,&quot; writes GlobalPost correspondent Jean MacKenzie in Kabul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110913/kabul-attack-targets-foreign-intelligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban Military United States Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:01:00 +0000 News Desk 5675198 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan ex-leader's death threatens peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/110920/afghan-leader-president-burhanuddin-rabbani-hamid-karzai-taliban-attack-kabul <p> KABUL &mdash; The murder of Burhanuddin Rabbani, former president and chief Taliban negotiator, leaves an unclear path to negotiating peace in Afghanistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/110920/afghan-leader-president-burhanuddin-rabbani-hamid-karzai-taliban-attack-kabul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Hamid Karzai Taliban World Leaders Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:55:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5675805 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds gather to mourn killing of Afghan peace chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110921/hundreds-mourn-death-kabul-rabbani <p> Rabbani, head of the council that communicated with the Taliban, was killed by a bomb hidden in a turban of an insurgent he was due to hold talks with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/110921/hundreds-mourn-death-kabul-rabbani" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Taliban terrorism Asia-Pacific Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:41:00 +0000 News Desk 5675854 at http://www.globalpost.com Hamid Karzai at Bonn talks: Afghanistan needs long-term engagement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/111205/hamid-karzai-at-bonn-talks-afghanistan-needs-long-term-engagement <p> Addressing some 1,000 delegates from around the world, Karzai said that while Afghanistan does not want to be a &quot;burden&quot; on its international supporters, it would require at least another 10 years of foreign help.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/111205/hamid-karzai-at-bonn-talks-afghanistan-needs-long-term-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Hamid Karzai Taliban World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Aid Germany Politics Pakistan United States Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:06:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5683307 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan: Taliban kills 15 police in revenge for army offensive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120105/pakistan-taliban-kills-police-north-waziristan <p> Not only had soldiers killed 12 Taliban fighters in a recent operation, a Taliban spokesman claimed, they had then taken the &quot;very dangerous&quot; step of detaining the fighters&#39; female relatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120105/pakistan-taliban-kills-police-north-waziristan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Taliban Conflict Zones Pakistan Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:44:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5686054 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns video of US Marines 'urinating on Taliban bodies' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120111/video-allegedly-shows-us-marines-desecrating-taliban-bodies <p> One of the men says in the video, &ldquo;Have a great day, buddy,&rdquo; while another asks if they were being filmed.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/120111/video-allegedly-shows-us-marines-desecrating-taliban-bodies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War marines peeing Taliban tmz urinating video youtube Military War Thu, 12 Jan 2012 00:45:00 +0000 News Desk 5687030 at http://www.globalpost.com Leon Panetta: Marines urinating on Taliban video is "utterly deplorable" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/120112/leon-panetta-marines-urinating-taliban-video-utterly-deplorable <p> Earlier, Afghan President Hamid Karzai responded to the video by saying he was &quot;deeply disturbed&quot; by the images.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/military/120112/leon-panetta-marines-urinating-taliban-video-utterly-deplorable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan War Need to Know Taliban World Leaders Conflict Zones Military War Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5687109 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb kills Pakistani worshipers (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120115/bomb-kills-pakistani-worshipers <p> &nbsp;Pakistani intelligence officials said they intercepted Taliban radio transmissions about Hakimullah Mehsud&rsquo;s death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/120115/bomb-kills-pakistani-worshipers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drone pakistan shia sunni Taliban Pakistan Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:55:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5687487 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghanistan: Kandahar Air Field suicide bomb kills at least 6 civilians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120119/afghanistan-kandahar-air-field-suicide-bomb <br /> The blast was apparently supposed to target foreign troops at the airport, where thousands of US and NATO soldiers are based. However, officials said that all six confirmed fatalities were civilians.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/afghanistan/120119/afghanistan-kandahar-air-field-suicide-bomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War NATO Taliban terrorism Conflict Zones Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:24:00 +0000 News Desk 5688057 at http://www.globalpost.com