Afghanistan elections

Why Afghanistan's elections are a critical test of peace

Briefing Mon 24 Mar, AT 15:08

As international troops begin to leave Afghanistan and violence continues, the world is watching this crucial vote

Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed amid doubt

One-Minute Read Tue 4 Feb, AT 11:00

Analysts sceptical that an agreement can be made following violence that has claimed 45,000 lives

Royal Marine who murdered Taliban is named by judges

One-Minute Read Thu 5 Dec, AT 12:31

Sergeant Alexander Wayne Blackman loses right to anonymity after conviction for 'cold-blooded' killing

Pakistan Taliban: stop praising Indian cricket legend Tendulkar

First Reaction Thu 28 Nov, AT 15:26

New leadership warns media to get behind Misbah ul-Haq, even though he is 'pathetic'

Maulana Fazlullah: who is new Pakistan Taliban leader?

Profile Thu 7 Nov, AT 16:01

Hopes for peace talks dashed as ruthless Taliban commander who ordered Malala hit takes charge

240 prisoners escape in Taliban midnight attack on Pakistan jail

One-Minute Read Tue 30 Jul, AT 08:24

Taliban militants free hundreds of their comrades after copycat assault on prison in Dera Ismail Khan

Crispin Black

Run up a white flag: We've surrendered to the Taliban

Thu 20 Jun, AT 12:28 Crispin Black

If we've decided to 'cut and run' by holding talks with Afghan insurgents, why not just cut and run now?

Afghanistan: Taliban kill 4 US soldiers before peace talks

First Reaction Wed 19 Jun, AT 09:32

Just hours after Washington said it would hold talks with insurgents, two rockets strike Bagram air base

Taliban's No.2 leader 'killed' by US drone strike in Pakistan

First Reaction Wed 29 May, AT 15:33

Days after Obama promises to curtail drone strikes, unmanned aircraft kill four militants

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