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# taliban - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week

Malala Yousafzai is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Prize in honour of her campaign work to ensure girls’ access to education across the developing world.

# taliban - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Hundreds of prisoners, including "hardcore militants" escape from Pakistan jail

The prison was attacked with mortars and grenades in an overnight attack by Taliban fighters.

# taliban - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57

Two bombers walked into crowded market as shoppers bought food to break their fasts at sunset for Ramadan.

# taliban - Friday 12 July, 2013

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

The Pakistani schoolgirl, who was shot in the head by Taliban last year, will address the United Nations of the importance of raising levels of education among girls across the world.

# taliban - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# taliban - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas

The attackers struck at the foot of one of the world’s highest mountains, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers.

# taliban - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

Afghanistan suspends talks with US over name of new Taliban office

The Taliban’s decision to use the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan name on its new office in Qatar has prompted the ire of the Afghan government.

# taliban - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

US ‘to hold direct talks with Taliban’ – officials

The Taliban has just opened a political office in Qatar, and senior officials believe it’s a step closer to abandoning terrorism.

# taliban - Monday 10 June, 2013

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base

The attacks illustrate that despite Kabul’s security blanket, the insurgency in Afghanistan is far from defeated.

# taliban - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

US drone kills Pakistani Taliban deputy with a $5m bounty on his head

Waliur Rehman the number two in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction died along with at least five others.

# taliban - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

At least 15 people have been killed and dozens wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital.

# taliban - Sunday 12 May, 2013

14 years after being overthrown, Sharif claims victory in Pakistan elections

Nawaz Sharif’s party is set to dominate Pakistan’s assembly but it will have no overall majority following a campaign dominated by the economy and US policy in the region.

# taliban - Monday 29 April, 2013

All 7 dead after cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase

The civilian cargo place crashed at Bagram Airfield, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff today

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union

Malala Yousufzai grabbed worldwide headlines last year when she survived an attempted assassination in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

# taliban - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Lucinda Creighton tells Olivia O'Leary to 'get a grip' over abortion issue

The junior minister heavily criticises the journalist Olivia O’Leary over her recent radio column in which she said it was time to “kick the Taliban out of our constitution”.

# taliban - Monday 22 April, 2013

Afghan Taliban capture Turkish civilians after helicopter lands

Eight Turks and an Afghan from a civilian helicopter which made an emergency landing have been captured by Taliban insurgents.

# taliban - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Pakistani Taliban say they are not responsible for Boston bombing

“We believe in attacking [the] US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack.”

# taliban - Monday 8 April, 2013

Nine killed after bomb hits Afghan bus

The bomb blast in which 22 people were also injured follows a NATO air strike on Saturday which killed 11 children.

# taliban - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Former president Musharraf returns to Pakistan, vows to ‘save’ country

A crowd of hundreds turned out to welcome the former military ruler at Karachi Airport as he ended his four years of exile ahead of elections in May.

# taliban - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Taliban are in 'daily' talks with the US, says president

Afgahnistan president Hamid Karzai criticised the Taliban for holding the talks at the same time as they carry out suicide attacks that kill civilians and children.

# taliban - Monday 4 February, 2013

Video: Malala says she has been given a "second life" to keep campaigning

The 15-year-old schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban said she is “getting better day by day”.

# taliban - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Suicide attack at Pakistan checkpost leaves 24 dead

Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan’s troubled northwest today, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians.

# taliban - Friday 4 January, 2013

VIDEO: Malala discharged from hospital Hero This post contains videos

VIDEO: Malala discharged from hospital

The teenage activist is recovering after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

# taliban - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Pakistan says US drones killed senior Taliban figure

Taliban commander Maulvi Nazir was among nine people killed in the drone strike.

# taliban - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham and her father has now been offered a role as Pakistan’s education attache in the city.

# taliban - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Afghanistan: Bomb blast at US military base

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed the bomber and three Afghans at the gate to the base.

# taliban - Monday 24 December, 2012

Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul

The killing of the American, who worked as a contractor with the Nato command, is the first known insider attack by a woman in Afghanistan.

# taliban - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Five Afghans killed after Taliban launch attacks on air base

The base in Jalalabad was staffed by both US and Afghan troops. The attacks prompted a two-hour firefight.

# taliban - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Gardaí lack resources to monitor Love/Hate characters; HSE inquiry to proceed without actually inquiring; and student grants delayed until after emigration.

# taliban - Friday 19 October, 2012

15 wedding guests killed in roadside bomb in Afghanistan

The passengers were on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan when the bomb went off.

# taliban - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Column: Will we forget Malala, as we’ve forgotten other young victims?

The assassination attempt on 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai has put her situation in the spotlight. But she’s not the first, writes Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui.

# taliban - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Bogus 'family' members try to visit activist Malala

Police denied claims there were arrests after people claiming they were the Pakistani teen’s family members tried to gain access to the hospital.

# taliban - Monday 15 October, 2012

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in UK for treatment

Malala Yousafzai is being treated for a damaged skull in a highly specialised unit in Birmingham.

Malala: Pakistani girl activist sent to Britain for treatment

Malala Yousafzai (14), was attacked on her school bus last week for campaigning for the right to education.

# taliban - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Pakistan medics remove bullet from shot child activist

14-year-old Malala Yosafzai is intensive care after being shot in the head by the Taliban on her school bus.

Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head

Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog at age 11 to describe life as a girl under the Taliban. Her condition is described as serious.

# taliban - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Condemnation after Pakistan child rights activist (14) shot in head

Malala Yousafzai led a campaign for the right to education for children. She was shot in the head on her school bus.

# taliban - Monday 24 September, 2012

Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead

A video of the July 2011 incident surfaced online in January this year.

# taliban - Friday 21 September, 2012

After 3 years, the last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

President Barack Obama had ordered the surge in 2009 in a bid to deal with increasing tensions in Afghanistan.