TALIBAN

  • No ransom was paid for my release from the Taliban: Father Alexis Prem Kumar February 25, 2015

    Father Alexis Prem Kumar who recently rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan says no ransom was paid to secure his release. He also spoke to CNN-IBN about his days in captivity. "People told me Taliban was looking to kidnap a foreigner," he said. ...
  • Father Alexis Prem Kumar thanks PM Modi for securing release, says happy to be back in India February 24, 2015

    It was a huge relief for the family of Indian aid worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar and a big win for the Modi government as the priest who was abducted by the Taliban in Herat in June, 2014 arrived in New Delhi on Sunday. In an interview to CNN-IBN's Jagriti...
  • Car bomb kills 8-year-old boy, injures 9 in Pakistan February 22, 2015

    Karachi: An eight-year-old boy was killed and nine others were injured on Sunday after a bomb planted in a car exploded in Pakistan's troubled Baluchistan province. The bomb was planted in the car parked on a market street in Chaman town, close to the Afghan border, and was detonated by a...
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Taliban kill 28 in attacks on provincial police HQs February 17, 2015

    Kabul: Four suicide attackers on Tuesday stormed a provincial police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, killing 22 police, an official said. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility. The attack in Logar province outside the capital, Kabul, was the latest to target Afghan security forces following the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops at...
  • Pakistan Shia mosque attack: Death toll rises to 21 February 14, 2015

    Peshawar: The death toll in the Taliban suicide attack on a crowded minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest rose to 21 on Saturday after an injured person succumbed to his wounds. Over 50 people were also injured in the attack in which Kalashnikov-wielding Taliban suicide bombers stormed the Imamia Masjid...
  • Most Peshawar school attackers killed or arrested: Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Most of the terrorists, who were involved in the brutal attack on an army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in December in 2014 have either been killed or arrested, the Pakistani army said on Thursday. In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 29, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate January 29, 2015

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • US considers Taliban 'an armed insurgency' not 'terrorist' outfit January 29, 2015

    Washington: The US does not consider the Afghan Taliban as a terrorist outfit, describing it as 'an armed insurgency'. It called the Islamic State as a 'terrorist' group, drawing a controversial distinction between the two outfits. "The Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) is a terrorist...
  • ISIS appoints former Taliban commander as its Afghanistan-Pakistan chief January 28, 2015

    Islamabad: Dreaded Islamic State terrorist group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by terrorists for an area covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India. In a video posted online, Islamic State (IS) commander Abu Muhammad Al-Adni confirmed the name of former Tehreek-e-...
  • Pakistan to confer prestigious award on Peshawar school victims January 24, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to confer prestigious bravery medals on the victims of December's Peshawar school massacre, officials said on Saturday. About 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the December 16 attack carried out by the Taliban. The decision to confer 'Tamgha-i-Shujaat' on the 145 students and staff members of the...
  • Pakistan hits back at Taliban school attackers with emotional song January 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has hit back at the Taliban militants, who massacred children at an army-run school at Peshawar, with a moving message from a child to extremists that they cannot frighten them. The song surfaced around the completion of nearly one month of Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Traumatised students who survived Pakistan's worst terror attack that claimed 150 lives returned to their army-run school on Monday, clinging on to anxious parents with horrors of the deadly carnage still fresh in their minds. Army Public School (APS) reopened along with thousands of educational institutions across the country after...
  • Pakistan: Children anxiously return to school a month after massacre January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar. Most schools across the country of 180 million had been shut until Monday for an...
  • Pak Army chief, students sing national anthem as Peshawar school hit by Taliban reopens January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Limping towards normalcy, the army-run Peshawar school which was ravaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan nearly three weeks ago resumed its classes on Monday. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif received the students and met the parents at the school. He also attended a commemorative service held at the school and...
  • 3 weeks after Taliban attack, Peshawar schools reopen today with enhanced security January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Nearly three weeks after the massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar, students and teachers are returning to the school, on Monday, where 148 people, mostly children were killed last month in a horrific terror attack by Taliban. Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government decided to reopen schools in the province with enhanced...
  • Abu Hamza gets life in prison on US terrorism conviction January 10, 2015

    New York: Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, eight months after he was convicted of federal terrorism charges in New York. US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing...
  • Pakistan president inks bill to set up military courts to try terrorists January 7, 2015

    Islamabad: A new bill to set up military courts in Pakistan to fast-track terror-related cases came into effect on Wednesday, weeks after the Peshawar school massacre by the Taliban that killed 150 people, including 134 children. The bill, passed overwhelmingly by the National Assembly and the Senate on Tuesday, was on...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Pakistan announces Rs 760 million bounty for 615 militants January 5, 2015

    Peshawar: The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. A combined bounty worth Rs 760 million for 615...
  • Senior Taliban leader found using LinkedIn January 4, 2015

    London/Islamabad: A senior Taliban commander, wanted in connection with an assassination bid on Malala Yousufzai's life, has been found using networking site LinkedIn, listing his skills as "jihad and journalism". Ehsanullah Ehsan, one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders, has 69 connections on LinkedIn, indicating a sizable network. Ehsan does not...
  • Cartoon of the day: Pakistan against terrorism December 28, 2014

    As US grants help to Pakistan to tackle terrorism here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the development. ...
  • Pakistan: 60 terrorists killed in airstrikes, gun battle December 27, 2014

    Peshawar: About 60 terrorists were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday. The militants attacked the check posts in Shindara and Khazana Kandao in Orakzai Agency near the Afghan border...
  • Pakistan kills Peshawar school massacre planner and Taliban commander Saddam December 26, 2014

    Peshawar: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Agency. "Saddam had been killed in the Gundi area of Jamrud by the security forces in an operation yesterday. One of his accomplices...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists December 24, 2014

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August December 22, 2014

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...