At least 31 people were killed when Pakistan Taliban attacked a pro-government militia, according to reports from the two sides, but the Taliban were beaten back after hours of fierce fighting.
A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a British hospital where she had reconstructive surgery on her skull.
Islamist militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons fought their way into one of Pakistan's largest air bases today, the air force said, in a brazen challenge to the nuclear-armed country's powerful military.
A Pakistani schoolgirl fighting for her life after being shot by the Taliban for campaigning for education rights was transferred from a hospital in a province that is a militant haven to a specialist hospital in the army garrison town of Rawalpindi.
A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a specialist British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend time recovering with her family.
Gunmen launched multiple attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul, assaulting Western embassies in the heavily guarded, central diplomatic area and at the parliament in the west.
A car bomb exploded outside a compound housing Westerners in Kabul today hours after President Barack Obama signed a security pact during a short visit to a city that remains vulnerable to a resilient insurgency.
A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban shot dead a woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul, a video showed, a sign that the austere Islamist group dictates law even near the Afghan capital.
A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people, including a member of parliament, and wounded 50 in Afghanistan's northern city of Taloqan today, police said, the latest in a series of attacks in a once-peaceful region.
A video showing what appears to be American forces urinating on dead Taliban fighters prompted anger in Afghanistan and promises of a US investigation yesterday but the insurgent group said it would not harm nascent efforts to broker peace talks.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai called for NATO troops to leave Afghan villages after 16 civilians died in a shooting rampage by a US soldier, underscoring Afghan fury over the massacre and clouding US exit plans.
Afghan police sifted through one of Kabul's landmark hotels room by room for any more casualties, securing the building after an overnight assault by Taliban suicide bombers killed eight Afghan civilians and police and a foreigner.
The younger half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, one of the most powerful and controversial men in southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his home by a senior and highly trusted bodyguard, officials said.
A motorcycle suicide bomber killed the deputy governor of Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Saturday, a blow to US-led forces trying to bolster governance and fight a robust insurgency in the Taliban's heartland.
The US killing of Osama bin Laden shows that the Taliban cannot defeat the United States in Afghanistan and that it should abandon its ties to al Qaeda, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
The United States is in contact with the Taliban about a possible settlement to the near decade-long war in Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today, the first official confirmation of US involvement in negotiations.