Topic: Mullah Mohammed Omar
No matter what President Obama does after his speech on a partial troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, it is Afghans themselves who must rise up against the brutal tactics of the Taliban.
06/22/2011 02:02 pm
Afghanistan saw an uptick of violence as Afghan President Karzai announced that the US and the Taliban are, indeed, meeting.
06/20/2011 01:55 pm
The Arab Spring will be even more significant and enduring than the historic operation that killed Osama bin Laden. And with bin Laden gone, it'll be harder for President Obama to justify spending more than $100 billion a year for military operations in Afghanistan.
05/09/2011 11:14 am
Even though the Taliban has ties with Al Qaeda, the Afghan militants are focused on fighting a national insurgency, not waging global jihad.
05/07/2011 06:22 pm
Al-Qaida statement: al-Qaida released a statement that is believed to be authentic in which they call Osama bin Laden a good man, request his body, and cast doubt on some conspiracies.
05/07/2011 03:23 am
Even before Osama bin Laden's killing, the Taliban were softening their image while the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan set the stage for talks. Now the US must decide if it's worth years of further military and diplomatic effort to hammer out an agreement.
05/03/2011 05:59 pm
The Taliban say Osama bin Laden's death won't affect them. But assessments are mixed.
05/02/2011 01:37 pm
The massive Pakistan earthquake caused minimal damage, welcome news to a government trying to keep inquisitive reporters away from the Afghan Taliban stronghold of Balochistan.
01/19/2011 11:51 am
With tough tactics and promises of security, it aims to position itself as a stronger brand of government.
12/15/2010 04:02 pm
Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar denied reports of peace talks with the Afghanistan government, but military officials also saw signs of financial woes in his call for funding from the worldwide Muslim community.
11/16/2010 02:44 pm