The Taliban could expand their influence to more Pashtun areas by merging its pan-Islamic goals with the long-suppressed dream of a Pashtun state.
Thursday's suicide bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul raises questions about Pakistan's role in Afghanistan.
In a brash response to the government's claim he was dead, Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud appeared in a video broadcast Monday.
A suicide bomber wearing a uniform killed five people Monday after entering the UN's World Food Program office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Major attacks dropped after Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed in August. Is the lull over?
Developing nations' urgent need for more energy has become a central issue this year as developed countries push for a global reduction in carbon emissions.
The Pakistani military's action in Swat has caused militant training camps elsewhere to become more makeshift – and thus harder to pinpoint and shut down.
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.
Afghan refugee children played on a swing on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.