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# taliban - Monday 9 June, 2014

Karachi international airport reopens after siege which killed 30
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Karachi international airport reopens after siege which killed 30

Jun 9th 2014, 10:40 PM 12,420 Views 23 Comments

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assault on the airport, which began last night.

# taliban - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Jun 7th 2014, 7:30 PM 7,695 Views 0 Comments

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

# taliban - Thursday 5 June, 2014

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

US town cancels celebration for soldier captured by the Taliban over safety fears

Jun 5th 2014, 10:53 AM 14,002 Views 33 Comments

Bowe Bergdahl’s release has sparked a national debate in the US: was he an American prisoner of war? Or a deserter who abandoned his unit?

# taliban - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jun 4th 2014, 11:07 PM 17,538 Views 2 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the mass grave in Tuam, the Leaving Cert and a spat between a Dublin Bus driver and a cyclist.

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years
# Free
# Free

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

Jun 4th 2014, 9:08 AM 11,940 Views 15 Comments

In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.

# taliban - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years
# Prisoner Of War
# Prisoner Of War

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

May 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 18,448 Views 75 Comments

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

# taliban - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election
# Democracy
# Democracy

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

Apr 5th 2014, 8:11 AM 5,369 Views 52 Comments

Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.

# taliban - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed
# Assassination
# Assassination

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Apr 3rd 2014, 8:10 AM 4,835 Views 3 Comments

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

# taliban - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well'
# Dogs Of War
# Dogs Of War

Taliban capture US Military sniffer dog, insist he is 'alive and well'

Feb 6th 2014, 5:16 PM 21,029 Views 77 Comments

A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.

# taliban - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

# taliban - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan
# Attack
# Attack

Taliban bomb blast kills 20 soldiers in Pakistan

Jan 19th 2014, 12:50 PM 4,770 Views 30 Comments

The attack is one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years.

# taliban - Monday 25 November, 2013

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

Nov 25th 2013, 4:16 PM 14,523 Views 143 Comments

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.

# taliban - Saturday 23 November, 2013

# taliban - Monday 18 November, 2013

Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban using violence and threatening letters to control rural communities

Nov 18th 2013, 9:16 AM 5,150 Views 27 Comments

A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

# taliban - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response
# Drone Strike
# Drone Strike

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Nov 3rd 2013, 1:11 PM 6,676 Views 36 Comments

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani will take over a temporary head of the Taliban group.

# taliban - Saturday 2 November, 2013

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

US drone strike kills leader of Pakistani Taliban, successor being chosen today

Nov 2nd 2013, 9:52 AM 6,303 Views 70 Comments

Hakimullah Mehsud’s death comes as a major blow to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) network, which was behind some of the most high-profile attacks in Pakistan in recent years

# taliban - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless
# Malala Rocks
# Malala Rocks

Malala Yousafzai on pacifism leaves Jon Stewart speechless

Oct 10th 2013, 1:30 PM 19,354 Views 47 Comments

Listen to the 16 year old’s answer to how she felt when she learned she was on a Taliban hitlist.

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize
# Malala
# Malala

Malala wins prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

Oct 10th 2013, 11:14 AM 3,426 Views 26 Comments

The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.

# taliban - Sunday 22 September, 2013

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?
# War On Women
# War On Women

What is it like to be a woman kidnapped by the Taliban?

Sep 22nd 2013, 8:00 AM 10,300 Views 26 Comments

As the Taliban ramps up its’ war on women, one lawmaker has told of her experience of being kidnapped.

# taliban - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Column: The tragic killings of Afghan women are treated as mere statistics
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The tragic killings of Afghan women are treated as mere statistics

Sep 18th 2013, 1:00 PM 10 Views 29 Comments

Beatings, disfigurations, kidnappings and murders of women by relatives and armed groups are continuing in Afghanistan. Why are these horrifying crimes being brushed under the carpet? asks Horia Mosadiq.

# taliban - Friday 13 September, 2013

One killed, 18 injured in Taliban bomb at US consulate
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

One killed, 18 injured in Taliban bomb at US consulate

Sep 13th 2013, 7:27 AM 3,969 Views 63 Comments

The US State Department said there were no American casualties though four Afghan policemen were among the wounded.

# taliban - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'
# Bravery
# Bravery

'I don't want to be the girl who was shot by the Taliban - I want to be the girl who fought for the rights of every child'

Aug 21st 2013, 8:13 AM 10,062 Views 39 Comments

IN FULL: Malala Yousafzai’s speech in Tipperary last night.

# taliban - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

'It's a long way to Tipperary, it's a long way to peace': Malala accepts peace prize
# Taliban
# Taliban

'It's a long way to Tipperary, it's a long way to peace': Malala accepts peace prize

Aug 20th 2013, 11:18 PM 9,997 Views 41 Comments

The 16-year-old has made a full recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban.

# taliban - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week
# Prize-giving
# Prize-giving

Malala Yousafzai to visit Ireland next week

Aug 14th 2013, 8:00 PM 8,729 Views 45 Comments

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
# Taliban Attack
# Taliban Attack

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

Jul 30th 2013, 9:14 AM 3,704 Views 10 Comments

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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Death toll in Pakistan twin suicide attacks rises to 57

Jul 27th 2013, 6:40 PM 3,703 Views 13 Comments

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
# UN
# UN

Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday by addressing the UN

Jul 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,606 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:30 PM 20 Views 9 Comments

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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Taliban kills nine foreign tourists in the Pakistani Himalayas

Jun 23rd 2013, 12:07 PM 9,716 Views 65 Comments

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'
# Taliban
# Taliban

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

Jun 19th 2013, 9:00 PM 2,244 Views 5 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghanistan suspends talks with US over name of new Taliban office

Jun 19th 2013, 9:20 AM 5,243 Views 30 Comments

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
# Taliban
# Taliban

US ‘to hold direct talks with Taliban’ – officials

Jun 18th 2013, 9:55 PM 9,807 Views 81 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Seven Taliban leaders killed after assault on NATO airport base

Jun 10th 2013, 5:21 PM 5,826 Views 20 Comments

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
# Taliban
# Taliban

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

May 29th 2013, 6:48 PM 6,933 Views 89 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bombing targets NATO convoy in Kabul

May 16th 2013, 8:41 PM 4,492 Views 10 Comments

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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

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

May 12th 2013, 9:20 AM 4,485 Views 1 Comment

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
# Bagram Airfield
# Bagram Airfield

All 7 dead after cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase

Apr 29th 2013, 8:50 PM 10,152 Views 9 Comments

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
# Malala

Malala to become honorary member of DIT students' union

Apr 29th 2013, 2:00 PM 6,128 Views 31 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Apr 25th 2013, 6:42 PM 41,158 Views 393 Comments

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
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

Afghan Taliban capture Turkish civilians after helicopter lands

Apr 22nd 2013, 8:34 AM 4,439 Views 17 Comments

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