- Pakistan releases 3 senior Taliban prisoners Updated: Nov-26-13 12:37 pm
- After record opium year, Afghans plant new crop Updated: Nov-13-13 12:51 pm
- Senior militant leader shot dead in Islamabad Updated: Nov-11-13 12:50 pm
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani government released three senior Taliban prisoners Tuesday in an attempt to jumpstart stuttering peace talks with the Afghan government, the latest in a wave of detainees freed to help negotiations, said Pakistani and Taliban officials.
CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan - The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies.
ISLAMABAD - Gunmen killed a senior leader of one of the most feared militant groups fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he stopped to buy fresh bread from a bakery on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, members of the militant organization and an eyewitness said Monday.