Afghanistan and Pakistan
BRUSSELS - A long-awaited military campaign in the Taliban's birthplace Kandahar, due to begin in earnest this month, will now unfold more slowly than planned, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday ruled out sending more troops to Afghanistan, saying Britain's forces should not stay on "for a day longer" than necessary.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people, a quarter of them children, and wounded 77 others at a wedding party in insurgency-plagued southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan - A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles Thursday into Pakistan's North Waziristan, a sanctuary for al Qaeda and its allies, killing three suspected militants, security officials in the area said.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says the Afghan war will not be won on the battlefield but it is grappling with how to make peace with the Taliban while balancing alliances it has forged with some controversial political figures.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - At least 40 people were killed and 77 injured by a suicide bomb attack on a packed wedding party in insurgency-plagued southern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday. | Video
ISLAMABAD - When a senior security official here was asked why Pakistan was not developing long-range missiles, unlike in India, his answer revealed how these two nuclear foes' geopolitical priorities may be diverging.
ISLAMABAD - Suspected Taliban gunmen in Pakistan set fire to more than 50 trucks carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan, killing at least seven people in the first such attack near the capital, police said on Wednesday. | Video
KABUL - At least four foreign service members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter was brought down by insurgent fire, the alliance said.
KALACHE, Afghanistan - One of the most frequently attacked Canadian outposts in Afghanistan seemed relaxed Wednesday.
MOSCOW/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - President Vladimir Putin rebuffed a warning from U.S. President Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying on Friday that Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine. | Video
After the NATO airstrikes, the political discourse within Pakistan is narrowing as religious nationalism gains ground
At places along the Line of Control (LoC), barely a wire separates the Indian soldier and his Pakistani counterpart. The genesis of the recent flare-up was the killing of five Indian soldiers on the Indian side of the LoC. The media blitz in Delhi found more fodder with a spike in infiltration attempts and exchange of fire beyond the LoC at posts across the international border.