Topic: Baitullah Mehsud
In September, Al Qaeda took losses in Somalia, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
09/29/2009 01:00 am
Police thwarted an attack on a government minister Monday, one day after a Taliban commander died in custody. Recent progress has led to cautious optimism about Pakistan’s fight against militancy.
09/21/2009 01:00 am
The attack, the second in two days, struck a minority Shiite area. It signaled militants’ staying power in Pakistan's northwest despite Army efforts to oust them and possible sectarian motives.
09/18/2009 01:00 am
The ranks of lashkars have grown to 8,000, according to local leaders, since the Army retook the valley in June. Some residents worry about militarizing the population.
09/17/2009 01:00 am
One year after becoming president, the widower of Benazir Bhutto has been battered by economic crises and political missteps – despite some military successes.
09/09/2009 01:00 am
Hakimullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman will share control, but analysts say infighting could erupt again.
08/26/2009 01:00 am
The arrests show that militants still pose a threat throughout the country despite the death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
08/24/2009 01:00 am
A council picked Hakimullah Mehsud to head the alliance, two days after another senior figure said he had taken over. The announcements may signal infighting, which in recent weeks has led to bloody clashes.
08/23/2009 01:00 am
The arrest of Maulvi Omar, a high-profile spokesman for leader Baitullah Mehsud until his recent death in a US drone strike, is another blow to the Taliban.
08/18/2009 01:00 am
Unmanned aerial drones have become important weapons in the US counterterrorism effort. But questions are mounting about who controls the drones, and what laws govern their use.
08/12/2009 01:00 am