Al Qaeda

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said - the latest deadly attack in a region racked by ...

Map of Mali

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Pentagon

A senior al-Qaeda leader was killed in a US drone strike in Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria: Pentagon

African Union to broaden Somalia operations

The African Union says it will extend and expand its military operations against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Somalia to include other member states, as its current mandate nears an end on 31 ...

Somali government forces and civilians gather at the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia on 15 October 2017.

Afghanistan

Taliban size up the threat from a tenacious IS-K

The Taliban's efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan have been dogged by a series of bloody attacks by operatives from the IS-K

 A Taliban fighter sits along a road in Kunduz on 10 October, 2021

Military diplomacy

Top US, Russian generals meet for first time since Dec 2019

Concerned about the resurgence of al Qaeda and IS, the US military has said it will maintain an “over the horizon” capability to strike them if a threat is perceived

This US Department of Defense handout photo shows Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley (L) as he meets with Chief of Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov in Helsinki, Finland, on 22 September 2021

US warns of Afghanistan civil war

Taliban fighters advanced deep into the last holdout province of Panjshir Sunday, as the top US general warned Afghanistan faces a wider civil war that would offer fertile ground for a resurgence of ...

Still frame from an undated video seen by Reuters shows people standing next to Humvees adorned with the Taliban flag on the mountaintops close to Golbahar, near the southern entrance of Panjshir valley, Afghanistan. Video obtained from social media.

In 'pain and anger', Pentagon looks to lessons of 20-year war

US defence chiefs said they felt pain and anger Wednesday and would humbly study the lessons of the Afghan war after leaving the country under control of the Taliban, whom they fought for 20 years

In this file photo taken on 6 June 2019, US soldiers look out over hillsides during a visit of the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan general Scott Miller at the Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Nerkh district of Wardak province.

Haqqani network: Afghanistan's most feared militants

Some of the Taliban's top leaders are gathering in Kabul to discuss the formation of a new Afghan government -- including a representative from the Haqqani network, the country's most feared militants

Haqqani network: Afghanistan's most feared militants

UN chief ready to talk to Taliban

Guterres said he was ready to speak with the Taliban himself "when it is clear with whom should I speak, for what purpose." For now, UN officials in Kabul have been in close contact with the Taliban, ...

UN chief ready to talk to Taliban

Return of the Taliban: Police see causes for concern in the long run

There are apprehensions of extremist outfits in Bangladesh rearing their heads with the takeover of state power by the Taliban

Taliban men with arms
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