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26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The terrorists 'attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last night,' Ministry of Defense spokesman General Dawlat Waziri says

26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital – presidency

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:33 PM

'When the Taliban entered the hospital they killed 35, all civilians,' spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi says, without specifying if they were patients or staff. 'This is a cruel crime against humanity.'

At least 35 killed in Taliban attack on central Afghan hospital – presidency

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed – police

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:49 AM

The police accuse the Taliban of the kidnappings, but it is not clear why the villagers were targeted

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed – police

5 dead as Taliban storm police base in Afghanistan

Jun 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claims responsibility for the attack on the base in the center of the city of Gardez

5 dead as Taliban storm police base in Afghanistan

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban as bombing toll tops 150

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) The president made a strong plea for security at an international peace conference on Afghanistan attended by around two dozen countries

Afghan leader issues ultimatum to Taliban as bombing toll tops 150

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

May 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) Provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat says members of the elite Khost Provincial Force were the target of the attack

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The annual spring offensive normally marks the start of the 'fighting season,' though this winter the Taliban continued to battle government forces

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base – gov't

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Afghan defense minister releases a statement on the attack

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base – gov't

Afghan capital attack toll jumps to 16 – health ministry

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:38 PM

(UPDATED) The Taliban claims both assaults, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid calling them 'martyrdom attacks' in a Twitter message

Afghan capital attack toll jumps to 16 – health ministry

7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was killed by police some 20 minutes after the attack began, officials say

7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

IMF concerned over Afghanistan refugee influx

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:41 PM

An additional 2.5 million refugees and internally displaced people are expected to follow over the next year and a half

IMF concerned over Afghanistan refugee influx

Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan civilians – officials

Jan 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The interior minister of Afghanistan blames 'enemies of peace and stability' over the incident

Roadside bomb kills 7 Afghan civilians – officials

American-Canadian couple, children appear in Taliban hostage video

Dec 20, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Canadian Joshua Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman had two sons after being kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 during a backpacking trip

American-Canadian couple, children appear in Taliban hostage video

Gunmen kill 5 female airport workers in Afghanistan

Dec 17, 2016 - 2:57 PM

No group has claimed responsibility of the incident but Afghan women have long been at risk from Taliban group and other insurgents

Gunmen kill 5 female airport workers in Afghanistan

6 dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate

Nov 11, 2016 - 11:49 PM

'The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the wall of the German consulate,' local police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat says

6 dead, dozens wounded as Afghan Taliban strike German consulate

Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of Kunduz

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Officials said some fighting was still going on in the outskirts of the strategic northern city but that its centre had been cleared of insurgents

Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of Kunduz

Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) The attack comes just over a year after the Taliban overran the city, the only provincial capital to have fallen into their hands since they were ousted from power in 2001

Afghan city of Kunduz under Taliban attack

Suicide bomber kills 20 at mosque in NW Pakistan – official

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) The bombing takes place in the village of Butmaina in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants

Suicide bomber kills 20 at mosque in NW Pakistan – official

Kabul charity attacked as toll from violence hits 25

Sep 06, 2016 - 1:02 PM

(UPDATED) The assault on a charity called Pamlarena began late Monday, September 5, with a massive explosion, just hours after a brazen Taliban double bombing near the defense ministry

Kabul charity attacked as toll from violence hits 25

Afghan district falls to Taliban – officials

Aug 20, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Khan Abad district, east of Kunduz city, falls to Taliban after the militants launched a pre-dawn attack on the district center

Afghan district falls to Taliban – officials

Pacquiao, US on PH, Pakistan blast | 12PM wRap

Aug 09, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Watch Rappler's 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Pacquiao, US on PH, Pakistan blast | 12PM wRap

Pakistan to execute 12 'hardcore terrorists' – army

Jul 15, 2016 - 12:03 AM

Attacks on law enforcement agencies and schools are among the "heinous offenses" reportedly committed by the men

Pakistan to execute 12 'hardcore terrorists' – army

New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan 'occupation' in first message

Jul 02, 2016 - 3:49 PM

This is Taliban leader Maulawi Haibatullah Akhundzada's first message since its appointment as the militant group's supreme leader in May

New Taliban leader tells US to end Afghan 'occupation' in first message

Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fueling insider attacks

Jun 28, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The probe comes after the revelation that Taliban are using child sex slaves to launch deadly insider attacks

Kabul to investigate child sex slavery fueling insider attacks

Lukisan pilu anak-anak pencari suaka

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Kegelisahan anak-anak pengungsi ditumpahkan dalam lukisan-lukisan dengan gambar yang menyayat hati

Lukisan pilu anak-anak pencari suaka

Nepali guards among at least 23 killed in Afghanistan attacks

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:55 AM

(4th UPDATE) A Taliban spokesman claims responsibility for the attack, saying it is 'against the forces of aggression'

Nepali guards among at least 23 killed in Afghanistan attacks

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Bacha bazi is not widely seen as homosexual behavior - popularly demonized as a deviant sexual act, prohibited in Islam - and is largely accepted as a cultural practice

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

Tributes for US, Afghan journalists killed by Taliban

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:23 AM

David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killedJune 5, while they were traveling with an Afghan army unit near the town of Marja in the province of Helmand

Tributes for US, Afghan journalists killed by Taliban

6 killed as Taliban bombers raid Afghan courthouse

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:09 PM

The interior ministry says 5 civilians and a policeman are killed in the 30-minute assault

6 killed as Taliban bombers raid Afghan courthouse

Brother of slain Taliban chief's driver presses charges against US

May 30, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Mohammad Qasim says his brother, who worked for a car rental company, is an innocent man

Brother of slain Taliban chief's driver presses charges against US

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

May 25, 2016 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) Sirajuddin Haqqani, an implacable foe of US forces, and Mullah Yakoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, are also appointed his deputies

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

Bongbong Marcos, Quiboloy on Duterte, Mansour killed | 6PM wRap

May 23, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Bongbong Marcos, Quiboloy on Duterte, Mansour killed | 6PM wRap

Obama hails Taliban leader's killing as insurgents seek successor

May 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is my responsibility as commander in chief not to stand by, but to make sure we send a strong signal to the Taliban and others,' says US President Barack Obama

Obama hails Taliban leader's killing as insurgents seek successor

Afghanistan declares Taliban leader dead in US drone attack

May 22, 2016 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATE) The apparent elimination of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is a potential blow to the resurgent militant movement

Afghanistan declares Taliban leader dead in US drone attack

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

May 22, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been part of the Taliban movement from its start in the 1990s and has effectively been in charge since 2013

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns – report

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Since local Afghan National Defense and Security Forces assumed responsibility for their country's security, taking over from NATO forces at the start of 2015, US troop numbers have dropped to 9,800

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns – report

Pakistani Taliban claim killing of minority minister

Apr 23, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Pakistani Taliban claim the killing of a provincial minister for minority affairs who was shot dead in a restive northwestern district

Pakistani Taliban claim killing of minority minister

64 killed in Taliban's deadliest Kabul attack since 2001

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:54 PM

(7th UPDATE) 'We will avenge every drop of Afghan blood,' says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

64 killed in Taliban's deadliest Kabul attack since 2001

Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates – UN

Apr 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan says 161 children were killed and 449 others injured in the first quarter of 2016 alone

Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates – UN

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Apr 12, 2016 - 2:54 PM

The spring offensive starts even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table to end their drawn-out conflict

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Kerry makes unannounced visit to Kabul to support unity gov't

Apr 09, 2016 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) Kerry calls on the Taliban 'to enter into a peace process, a legitimate process that brings an end to violence'

Kerry makes unannounced visit to Kabul to support unity gov't

Kidapawan hearing, Wong returns P38.28M, Taliban app | 12PM wRap

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Kidapawan hearing, Wong returns P38.28M, Taliban app | 12PM wRap

Google removes Afghan Taliban smartphone app

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:24 AM

The Taliban launches their foray into smartphone apps with a Pashto language app called "Alemarah," giving access to propaganda statements and videos. The app is shuttered less than a day after launching on the Google Play Store

Google removes Afghan Taliban smartphone app

Pakistan detains over 200 as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Thousands are searched and interrogated in raids across Punjab province, with around 216 of them detained

Pakistan detains over 200 as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Taliban on Pakistan blast, Al-Jazeera job cuts, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Taliban on Pakistan blast, Al-Jazeera job cuts, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Taliban claims Pakistan bombing, 'Christians target'

Mar 28, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The hardline Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan says they will carry out more such attacks, vowing to target schools and colleges alongside government and military interests

Taliban claims Pakistan bombing, 'Christians target'

TIMELINE: Deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups, including the Pakistani Taliban, since 2007

TIMELINE: Deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Blast kills 13 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:58 PM

The Pakistani Taliban's Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction says it avenged the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri

Blast kills 13 as Pakistani Taliban avenge executed Islamist

Afghan officials optimistic Taliban peace talks 'within weeks'

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:03 AM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says 'peace is the only way forward'

Afghan officials optimistic Taliban peace talks 'within weeks'

Afghan retreat from key districts stokes instability fears

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:54 AM

The retreat triggers fevered speculation about possible government backroom deals with the Taliban at a time when international efforts are growing to bring the insurgents to the negotiating table

Afghan retreat from key districts stokes instability fears