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Taliban may be enduring a rift, Pentagon official says

Taliban leaders in Pakistan are pressing their soldiers in Afghanistan to step up attacks but minimize civilian casualties, a message that is dividing fighters from the leadership and may encourage some to quit the insurgency, a top Pentagon official said.


Pakistan frees Taliban prisoners in attempt to boost Afghan reconciliation talks


Pakistan on Wednesday released several Afghan Taliban captives, a gesture meant to nudge along on-again, off-again reconciliation talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said.


Al-Qaida No. 2 dies in US drone strike in Pakistan

Abu Yahya al-Libi

A U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's second-in-command, officials from both countries confirmed Tuesday, the most significant victory so far in the controversial bombing campaign and the biggest setback to the terror network since the death of Osama bin Laden....


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.


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.


Pakistan denies spy agency liked to Afghan killing

Pakistan has denied the Afghan government's claim its spy agency was involved in the killing of Afghanistan's envoy for Taliban peace talks.


"No boots on our ground": Pakistan warns U.S.

Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by U.S. forces targeting militant groups, the country's interior minister said on Thursday, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.


U.S.: Embassy attack a propaganda win for militants

U.S.: Embassy attack a propaganda win for militants

American officials have blamed the bold attack on the U.S. Embassy on a Pakistan-based group allied with the Taliban.


Pakistan Points to Cooperation With U.S. in Terror Arrests

Pakistan Points to Cooperation With U.S. in Terror Arrests

Military officials in Pakistan announced the arrest of three men on Monday they said were senior Al Qaeda operatives who had been planning attacks on Western targets.


Al Qaeda number two killed in Pakistan this week

Al Qaeda number two killed in Pakistan this week

The number two leader of al Qaeda, Atiyah abd al-Rahman, was killed on August 22 in Pakistan, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday.


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