President Hamid Karzai's speech was interrupted by gunfire and nearby rocket explosions. He called for the Afghanistan Taliban to disassociate themselves with Al Qaeda and join the government.
An American contractor was killed when the Afghanistan Taliban launched a 'spectacular' assault on Bagram Air Base this morning. The Bagram attack followed Tuesday's bombing in Kabul that killed six foreign troops – and underscored the capital's vulnerability.
The Afghanistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's suicide attack on a NATO convoy that killed at least 18 people, including five Americans.
The influence of US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki looms again as new evidence strengthens the notion that Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was inspired by a global extremist network stretching from Yemen to Pakistan.
US-Pakistani interrogation of the Afghanistan Taliban's No. 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar are yielding useful intelligence, the US says. Militants say they want his release or they will kill three hostages, including a British filmmaker and two former Pakistani intelligence officials.
A bomb attack in southern Afghanistan killed at least 8 people today, according to reports. It appeared aimed at a Western antidrug program targeting the world's largest opium production by encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops.
Thursday's meeting between the top UN envoy to Afghanistan and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is seen as a breakthrough. But who the Taliban-linked warlord speaks for is unclear.
Pakistani officials said Saturday that Maulvi Faqir Mohamed, a top Pakistan Taliban leader, was likely killed in an airstrike Friday in northwestern Pakistan along with other Taliban leaders.