Taliban http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23765/all en As Obama, Karzai meet, Afghan peace efforts show flickers of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Crucial meeting set for Friday</p> <p>* Hopes resurrected for negotiated end to decades of war</p> <p>* Peace matters most delicate item on a long agenda</p> <p>By Warren Strobel and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Barack<br /> Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of<br /> war, including future U.S. troop levels and Afghanistan's army,<br /> when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most<br /> delicate item on their long agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan Peace Jirga Afghanistan Asia Business Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Person Career Person Communication Politics Politics of Afghanistan Quotation Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731465 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. 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McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. submits wiretaps, bank records in Florida terrorism trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-submits-wiretaps-bank-records-florida-terrorism-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Zachary Fagenson</p> <p>MIAMI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are laying out their case in court against two South Florida imams accused of funneling more than $50,000 to support the Pakistani Taliban, playing wiretapped phone calls and showing bank records to bolster their accusations against the Pakistan-born men.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-submits-wiretaps-bank-records-florida-terrorism-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islamism Taliban War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731799 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pakistan Taliban say they won't attack army in key area http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-pakistan-taliban-say-they-wont-attack-army-key-area <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with quotes and background)</p> <p>By Jibran Ahmad</p> <p>PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban said on Saturday they would cease their occasional attacks on the Pakistani army in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan and concentrate attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan instead - an announcement possibly designed to head off divisions in the insurgency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-pakistan-taliban-say-they-wont-attack-army-key-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Pashtun people Taliban Taliban Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733662 at http://www.globalpost.com Seven Afghan civilians killed in mosque blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/seven-afghan-civilians-killed-mosque-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 13 (Reuters) - At least seven civilians were killed in a blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan overnight shortly after a joint foreign forces-Afghan operation in the area killed four Taliban fighters, local officials said on Sunday.</p> <p>The explosion occurred in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province at about 2 a.m. local time (2130 GMT Saturday), said provincial governor spokesman Sahihullah Shahid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/seven-afghan-civilians-killed-mosque-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Social Issues Taliban War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733738 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan Taliban claim responsibility for ongoing attack in Kabul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for a coordinated attack on a government building in Kabul on Monday, its spokesman said in a text message to media.</p> <p>"Today at 5 o'clock in the morning (0130 GMT) a number of mujahideen martyrs entered a government building close to an American training centre... Heavy fighting is ongoing," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.</p> <p>(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni, writing by Dylan Welch, editing by Amie Ferris-Rotman)</p> Politics of Afghanistan Taliban Year of birth missing Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737071 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Coordinated Kabul suicide attack targets govt building http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds attack's end, final toll)</p> <p>By Hamid Shalizi</p> <p>KABUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an eight-hour assault on the headquarters of the Kabul traffic police on Monday, Afghan officials said, in the second coordinated attack on a government building in less than a week.</p> <p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the operation In which all five attackers and three traffic police officers were killed, interior ministry officials said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-triple-suicide-bomb-attack-targets-afghan-govt-buildin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Asia Government of Afghanistan International Security Assistance Force Islamism Kabul Organized crime Taliban War Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737075 at http://www.globalpost.com Thirty-one killed as militants attack Pakistan checkpoint http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/thirty-one-killed-militants-attack-pakistan-checkpoint <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Saud Mehsud</p> <p>DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Militants attacked an isolated army checkpoint in Pakistan's restive northwest on Saturday, with at least 31 people killed in the initial assault, subsequent crossfire and a rocket attack on a house, officials said.</p> <p>The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility, saying the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike in neighbouring North Waziristan last month in which two commanders were killed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130202/thirty-one-killed-militants-attack-pakistan-checkpoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Administrative units of Pakistan Social Issues Taliban Terrorism in Pakistan War Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 06:45:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743858 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban bombs kill Afghan family, police: officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taliban-bombs-kill-afghan-family-police-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taliban roadside bombs killed five civilians, including a family of four, and two police officers in the country's troubled south at the weekend, officials said Sunday.</p> <p>The family -- mother, father and two daughters aged eight and nine -- died along with their driver in Helmand province's Khanishin district when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb late Saturday.</p> <p>"The blast was so powerful that nothing was left of the bodies, they are shattered in small pieces," district governor Shah Mahmoud said, blaming Taliban insurgents for the attack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/taliban-bombs-kill-afghan-family-police-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Taliban Taliban Taliban insurgency AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744488 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Taliban spokesman dismisses outcome of London conference http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/urgent-taliban-spokesman-dismisses-outcome-london-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Taliban spokesman on Wednesday dismissed the outcome of a conference in London between the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain which aimed to work towards a peace deal within six months.</p> <p>The conference and other "horse trading" were "the real obstacles of effective and fruitful negotiations between the factual sides," Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on the Islamists' website.</p> <p>lb/jm/ia</p> Taliban Technology Year of birth missing Zabiullah Mujahid AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747472 at http://www.globalpost.com Taliban spokesman dismisses London talks on Afghan war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/taliban-spokesman-dismisses-london-talks-afghan-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Taliban spokesman on Wednesday dismissed the outcome of a conference in London between the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain which aimed to work towards a peace deal within six months.</p> <p>The conference and other "horse trading" were "the real obstacles of effective and fruitful negotiations between the factual sides", Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on the Islamists' website.</p> <p>This is apparently a reference to the Taliban's repeated demand that any peace negotiations should be between itself and the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/taliban-spokesman-dismisses-london-talks-afghan-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Afghanistan Taliban Taliban Technology Year of birth missing AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:00:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747494 at http://www.globalpost.com NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan: ISAF http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nato-helicopter-crashes-afghanistan-isaf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no fatalities, an ISAF spokesman said, while the Taliban claimed to have shot it down and killed all on board.</p> <p>"I can confirm an International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan today," the ISAF spokesman told AFP.</p> <p>"The cause is under investigation but initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time. The reporting we have at this time is that there were no casualties."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/nato-helicopter-crashes-afghanistan-isaf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tagab District, Kapisa Taliban War in Afghanistan AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:31:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748583 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Blast near mosque kills 16 in Pakistan's northwest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-blast-near-mosque-kills-16-pakistans-northwest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates death toll, adds 9 dead in air strike, changes byline)</p> <p>By Javed Hussein</p> <p>PARACHINAR, Pakistan, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed 16 people and wounded 27 in Pakistan on Friday, government officials said, in an area that authorities said they had cleared of Taliban fighters.</p> <p>"Most of the dead and injured were returning from Friday prayers at a mosque," said Mehmood Aslam, a government official in the area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-1-blast-near-mosque-kills-16-pakistans-northwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Taliban Terrorism in Pakistan War War on Terror Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:48:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750135 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama honors Afghan veteran who fought fierce gunbattle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/obama-honors-afghan-veteran-who-fought-fierce-gunbattle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama praised the humble heroism of US soldier Clinton Romesha on Monday, awarding him a Medal of Honor for his actions in one of the most desperate firefights of the Afghan war.</p> <p>Army Staff Sergeant Romesha, 31, fought off fierce enemy fire despite being wounded, in a 12-hour siege of an exposed mountain outpost in 2009 in which 53 American soldiers were pinned down by 300 Taliban fighters.</p> <p>Eight Americans died and 22 were wounded in fighting that Obama described "as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in Afghanistan."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/obama-honors-afghan-veteran-who-fought-fierce-gunbattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clinton Romesha Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of Afghanistan Taliban War in Afghanistan AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:02:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753067 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama honors Afghan war vet for gunbattle heroics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/obama-honors-afghan-war-vet-gunbattle-heroics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama praised the humble heroism of US soldier Clinton Romesha on Monday, awarding him a Medal of Honor for his actions in one of the most desperate firefights of the Afghan war.</p> <p>Army Staff Sergeant Romesha, 31, fought off fierce enemy fire despite being wounded, in a 12-hour siege of an exposed mountain outpost in 2009 in which 53 American soldiers were pinned down by 300 Taliban fighters.</p> <p>Eight Americans died and 22 were wounded in fighting that Obama described "as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in Afghanistan."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/obama-honors-afghan-war-vet-gunbattle-heroics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clinton Romesha Entertainment Environment Health Islam Politics Taliban War in Afghanistan AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:00:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753154 at http://www.globalpost.com