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A poster for the "Burka Avenger" cartoon series, which is scheduled to start running on Geo TV in early August. (AP Photo/Sebastian Abbot)

Pakistan’s new hero Burka Avenger

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial […]

07/24/2013

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, listens as  Malala Yousafzai, right, addresses the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly, Friday, July 12, 2013 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Taliban commander regrets attack on Pakistani teen

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn’t warn her before the assassination attempt […]

07/17/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Malala celebrates 16th birthday with UN address

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, called on world leaders to provide free compulsory schooling for every child in a U.N. address on […]

07/12/2013

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US says Taliban ignoring talks overtures

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Taliban won’t join talks with the United States and Afghanistan because of a dispute over the name of its representative office in Qatar, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The official […]

07/04/2013

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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints, triggering a gunbattle that left eight attackers and three guards dead and sent journalists attending an official […]

06/25/2013

Taliban office in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo)

Taliban offer to free US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban are ready to free a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, a senior spokesman for the […]

06/20/2013

Obama and Karzai

US welcomes Qatar decision on Taliban name change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Thursday welcomed Qatar’s decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban’s new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy saying the militant group can’t […]

06/20/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry calls Karzai to ease anger on Taliban office

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political […]

06/19/2013

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (AP Photo)

Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent […]

06/19/2013

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US, Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed […]

06/18/2013

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US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

Afghanistan flag (AP Photo)

Taliban capture 11 foreigners in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban took 11 civilians prisoner, including eight Turks and a Russian, after their cargo helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan in the first large scale capture of foreigners there in nearly six years.

04/22/2013

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