Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
"Try an innovative way of engaging with them [Taliban]. The way that they were being dealt with has not worked," says Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
As Afghanistan returns to the rule of Taliban, online chatter reveals the pivotal role of fiction plays in shaping narratives and the public imagination about invaded “other”.
Afghanistan, often referred to as the ‘graveyard of the empires’, is often written about but is constantly misunderstood, and the same goes for the Taliban.
The agreement’s language suggests that the US was prepared to accept the Taliban’s eventual takeover of Afghanistan.
The terrorist organisation that changed the trajectory of global politics through its spectacular attack on September 11, 2001 has survived, but just.
It is an unprecedented power spread, but Washington has established military bases and deployed troops across all seven continents.
Aris Sumarsono is suspected of being involved in the making of bombs used in a series of attacks, including the 2002 Bali bombings, and a 2003 attack on the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.
A top Al Qaeda leader, who happens to be a distant in-law of Osama Bin Laden, was killed in August this year. But his death has just been revealed. Here we explain why.
The NBC News cited three US officials as saying that the US has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead.
The 'War on Terror' has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people globally, while its most wanted targets hide in plain sight of those waging the war. What does that say about the war?
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