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Clinton Presses Pakistan to Do More to Stamp Out Terrorism

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Pakistan on Tuesday to do more to stamp out homegrown terrorism, in comments likely to please the Indian government but annoy Pakistani leaders.


Taliban stronger than before U.S. troop surge: lawmakers

The Taliban is stronger now than before President Barack Obama ordered a surge of troops to Afghanistan, two senior U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday, contradicting the administration's assessment of the insurgency.


Obama swoops into Afghanistan on bin Laden death anniversary

President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul on Wednesday and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is winding down.


Al-Qaeda offers to trade U.K. hostage for cleric

Al-Qaeda it would release hostage Stephen Malcolm if cleric Abu Qatada were freed.


United States Talks Fail as Pakistanis Seek Apology

The latest high-level talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday over Pakistani demands for an unconditional apology from the Obama administration for an airstrike.


NATO Assessment Says Taliban Attacks Are Down

NATO Assessment Says Taliban Attacks Are Down

NATO officials said that they had reversed the momentum of the Taliban insurgency as enemy attacks are falling for the first time in years.


Al-Qaeda confirms killing of U.S.-born cleric

Al-Qaeda confirms killing of U.S.-born cleric

Al-Qaeda's Yemeni offshoot confirmed the killing of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki late last month.


Obama panel can put Americans on 'kill list'

Obama panel can put Americans on 'kill list'

Most Americans applauded the Sept. 30 strike that killed U.S.-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, but some analysts continue to question the legal reasoning behind an attack on someone who, after all, was an American citizen. There are also questions about the special, secret panel that authorizes kill operations against any terrorist.


Obama: We are ending Afghanistan war responsibly

President Obama marked the tenth anniversary of the Afghanistan war with a statement praising the U.S. military and pledging to follow through ...


Ten years on, Taliban says "victory is with us"

Ten years on, Taliban says

The Taliban vowed to keep fighting until all foreign forces left Afghanistan in a statement on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in the country.


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