Taliban remains on defensive over bombing that killed 5 UAE dilomats The Taliban again blamed the Afghan government and intelligence service for the attack and said that “access to such ... At the end, the Taliban provided some insight on why it issued three press releases denying involvement in the Kandahar bombing. 01/19/2017 - 3:40 am | View Link
Qatar- Afghan Taliban Releases Video of Kidnapped American and Australian Professors Jan 12 2017 - Kandahar terror attack: Al-Azhar Observatory voices full solidarity with UAE, Emirates News Agency (WAM) (MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) CAIRO, 12th January, 2017 (WAM) -- Voicing its rejection of all forms violence and extremism ... 01/12/2017 - 1:31 am | View Link
CEP Releases Updated Afghanistan Resources Following Recent Taliban and ISIS Attacks Another Taliban suicide bombing and gun attack at the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, left at least six people dead and 120 wounded on November 10. In October, ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks on tribal elders in Nangahar that left at least four ... 11/14/2016 - 8:16 am | View Link
Taliban releases drone video of suicide attack in Afghanistan New Delhi,Oct25: Terrorist organisation Taliban in Afghanistan have released a drone footage which captured the instance when a police base in Helmand province was attacked by a suicide bomber. In the chilling video released online, a Humvee is seen ... 10/24/2016 - 11:41 pm | View Link
Afghan Taliban releases drone video of suicide attack on police base The Afghan Taliban uploaded a video recorded with a drone showing a suicide bomber driving into a police base and blowing it up in the southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The 23-minute-long video, which begins with a suicide bomber speaking in front ... 10/23/2016 - 10:41 am | View Link
Media releases from the Australian Minister for Foreign ... Australian health workers depart for Sierra Leone to fight Ebola. 28 November 2014 Ambassador to Lebanon. 27 November 2014 01/20/2017 - 7:04 pm | View Website
Taliban Video Shows Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian Family A new video from the Taliban features Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman, kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. 01/20/2017 - 12:02 pm | View Website
Taliban Etymology. The word Taliban is Pashto, طالبان ṭālibān, meaning "students", the plural of ṭālib. This is a loanword from Arabic طالب ṭālib, using ... 01/20/2017 - 7:52 am | View Website
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan The Afghan Taliban and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan differ greatly in their history, leadership and goals although they are both predominantly Pashtun. 01/20/2017 - 5:14 am | View Website
Irish ISIS jihadi dubbed 'Terry Taliban' blows himself up ... An Irish jihadi has blown himself up in a suicide attack in Mosul. Khalid Kelly, known as Terry Taliban in Dublin, killed himself on Friday night as fighting ... 11/5/2016 - 4:38 am | View Website
PARIS — Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoît Hamon in the country’s left-wing presidential primary runoff next week.
Whoever wins the Jan. 29 primary runoff will face the April-May presidential election battling more popular candidates from the far right to the far left riding frustration with immigration and economic stagnation.
Tough-talking, center-leaning Valls jumped in the presidential race in December a few days after President François Hollande declined to seek re-election —acknowledging his personal unpopularity would lead his Socialist party to defeat in the presidential battle.
Valls has faced fierce attacks from harder-left rivals who associate him with Hollande’s unpopular moves to relax labor protections to encourage hiring.
A former junior minister and education minister, he left the government in 2014 after he expressed disagreement with Valls’ pro-business policies.
LONDON — The British government is being accused of concealing the failure of an unarmed ballistic missile launch ahead of a debate in Parliament over whether to refurbish the country’s aging Trident nuclear launching system.
Theresa May told BBC she has full confidence in Britain’s Trident nuclear launching system, but didn’t confirm or deny a report about the alleged failure of a ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear warheads.
The newspaper said top government officials decided to keep the failure of a Trident II D5 ballistic missile out of the public eye because of an upcoming debate the next month in Parliament over whether to spend 40 billion pounds to refurbish the aging Trident, the cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent system.
BANJUL, Gambia — Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country’s coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.
 a regional military force worked to secure the tiny West African nation so that the democratically elected president, Adama Barrow, could return home after taking the oath of office in neighboring Senegal on Thursday because of concerns for his safety.
Jammeh’s agreement to step down brought an end to a political crisis in the tiny nation of 1.9 million that brought it to the brink of a regional military intervention.
Barrow, who defeated Jammeh in December elections, will begin forming a Cabinet and working with Gambia’s national assembly to reverse the state of emergency Jammeh declared in his final days in power, said Halifa Sallah, spokesman for the coalition backing the new leader.
JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans Sunday to head to Washington in early February hours after delaying a vote on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements, apparently to coordinate his policy toward the Palestinians with the new administration.
After eight years of frosty relations with President Obama, Netanyahu has welcomed Trump’s election as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the two allies.
With Trump signaling a more tolerant approach toward the much-maligned settlement movement, Israel’s nationalist right now believes it has an ally in the White House, and Israeli hard-line leaders make no secret they will push for aggressive action in the occupied West Bank.
TEL AVIV, Israel — The city of Jerusalem, emboldened by anticipated support from the Trump administration, on Sunday authorized the construction of some 560 new homes in areas of the city claimed by the Palestinians as a capital of their future state. The announcement came as members of Israel’