Articles Tagged 'Taliban'

Taliban, stung by escalated U.S. military effort, calls for dialogue

by Haroon Janjua
February 15, 2018
The Taliban in Afghanistan, under pressure from a stepped-up Trump administration military campaign, released a rambling letter to the American people on Wednesday, calling for… READ MORE

Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The Afghan… READ MORE

Taliban claims truck bomb blast in Kabul

August 1, 2016
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a truck bomb attack on a military and logistics services compound in Kabul early on Monday after a powerful explosion was heard all around the city. A security services official said four heavily armed attackers were fighting on the site of the Northgate Hotel, a secure residential compound for foreign military and civilian organizations. There… READ MORE

Blast in crowded Pakistan park kills at least 65

March 28, 2016

An explosion ripped through a crowded Pakistan park where Christians were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing at least 65 people, officials told the Associated Press.… READ MORE

Taliban, warlords keeps Afghanistan’s vast wealth from hands of Kabul

October 23, 2015

Deep within the rocky landscape of Afghanistan lies an estimated $1 trillion in mineral wealth — including rubies, emeralds and rare earth minerals — that… READ MORE

Republicans fume over ex-Gitmo inmate’s Taliban outreach, WH says no regrets

January 30, 2015

Outraged Republicans pointed to claims that one of five former Guantanamo prisoners traded for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl tried to contact the Taliban as further… READ MORE

White House shifts reason for failing to notify Congress in Bergdahl trade

The Obama administration again shifted its explanation Tuesday for failing to notify Congress about the deal to gain the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying it couldn’t divulge “operational details” of the secret military mission without risking the lives of U.S. soldiers who conducted the exchange. As the White House tried to quell growing bipartisan furor about the top-secret… READ MORE

White House reportedly let Bergdahl parents take part in secure video conferences

June 9, 2014
The White House allowed the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to take part in a series of secure video conferences with State Department and intelligence officials and senior military commanders, according to a published report. The Washington Times reports that Bob and Jani Bergdahl were allowed to join the conferences remotely from the Idaho National Guard headquarters in Boise… READ MORE

Lawmakers: Obama releasing Taliban detainees with no notice first step in closing Guantanamo

June 8, 2014
President Obama releasing five Taliban detainees from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, without notifying Congress has congressional Republicans arguing the president took the first step in his larger plan to side-step Capitol Hill to close the facility. South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is among those most critical of Obama and is trying to thwart his effort. Graham… READ MORE

Marcus Luttrell: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a ‘joker’ who cozied up to the Taliban

Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell took time to answer questions about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl while he was on Glenn Beck’s radio program. The lone survivor… READ MORE

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