Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press

  • Taliban co-founder and political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar attends talks with Afghan political figures in Moscow on May 30, 2019. (Nikolay Korzhov/AFP via Getty Images)
    Taliban send high-level delegation to Islamabad in push to resurrect peace deal

    The Taliban announced Wednesday they are sending a high-level delegation to Pakistan’s capital as part of a tour that has included Russia, China and Iran in a push to resurrect an Afghanistan peace deal with Washington that seemed imminent just a month ago.

  • In this image from video released by Taliban Media in December 2016, Caitlan Coleman talks in the video while her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle holds their two children. (Taliban Media via AP)
    Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family freed in Pakistan

    Five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children — all born in captivity — are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the U.S. and Pakistani governments, officials said Thursday.

  • Pakistan's premier-designate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, right, leaves with his aids after meeting with politicians in Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, on July 31, 2017. (Anjum Naveed/AP)
    Shahid Abbasi elected as Pakistan's prime minister

    Pakistan’s lower house of Parliament on Tuesday elected veteran lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country’s new prime minister.

  • Pakistan unveils reforms for tribal areas as U.S. drone strike kills 2

    Pakistan took a key step on Thursday to bring the country's remote northwestern tribal areas into its mainstream judicial and political system, as a U.S. drone strike in the lawless region killed two suspected militants from a Taliban-allied faction, officials said.

  • Islamic State suicide bombing at Pakistan shrine kills 75

    An Islamic State suicide bomber struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two years.