Taliban

12 killed during military raid in central Pakistan

Clashes between Pakistani military and Taliban fighters in Dera Ghazi Khan leave three soldiers and nine Taliban dead.

Asia

Russia denies supplying Taliban after US general claim

Moscow rejects NATO commander's remark that it is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and allied forces.

Middle East

US general: Russia may be supplying Taliban fighters

Russia is 'perhaps' aiding the Taliban in fighting against US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, US general alleges.

Afghanistan

Taliban capture key Afghan district; 9 police killed

Afghan security forces amassing for full-scale counterattack in a bid to retake Sangin district after Taliban assault.

Asia

Taliban kills eight Afghan police in 'insider attack'

Separately, three fighters attack an airbase close to the border with Pakistan in the eastern province of Khost.

Asia

Afghan Taliban kill 11 policemen, confiscate weapons

Armed group claims attack on checkpoint in Lashkar Gah but official says it could be an 'insider attack'.

Asia

Senior Taliban leader killed in Kunduz air raid

Taliban confirms Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund's death, saying he was killed by a US bombing raid in Afghan province.

Opinion

Russia's new game in Afghanistan

Vladimir Putin's posturing towards Afghanistan has opened a new chapter in the great game in the heart of Asia.

by Najib Sharifi

Taliban

Mosque ambush kills 10 police in northern Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack in Jowzjan province as officials blame ISIL.

People & Power

Afghanistan: The Fall Of Helmand

People and Power goes behind the scenes with the Taliban in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Infographic

Attack on shrines in Pakistan since 2005

Armed groups have often targeted Muslims at shrines who do not conform to their strict interpretation of Islam.

Asia

Sufis return to Pakistan shrine in act of defiance

Day after deadly ISIL attack, more than 100 gather to wash blood-soaked floors of the shrine and continue ritual.

Pakistan

Suicide attack targets government officials in Peshawar

At least one killed and several wounded in blast claimed by Pakistani Taliban as violence across country rises.

Asia

Six aid workers killed in attack in Afghanistan

Jowzjan governor blames ISIL for deadly assault on convoy carrying supplies to snowstorm-hit areas in country's north.

Asia

Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN

A total of 3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 wounded in 2016, in part due to increase in ISIL attacks and air raids.