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Unmanned US aircraft fired four missiles at a house in north-west Pakistan today, killing 16 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

Seven killed after Taliban attack Nato supply company's compound in Kabul

Five guards and two civilians have been killed after Taliban suicide attackers sprayed gunfire at security personnel and blew up a truck bomb at the gates of a Nato supply company compound in Kabul.

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, was all smiles as she met her lifelong friend who was injured in the same attack. She met Shazia Ramzan again for the first time at Birmingham Airport.

49 die in Pakistan bomb blasts as Quetta mourns

Bombings killed 49 people in three different areas of Pakistan yesterday, just as Britain's prime minister was in the capital pledging to help to fight extremism.

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Taliban could soon be coming in from the cold

A lasting peace in Afghanistan could be secured if the former Islamic fundamentalist fighters were to have a role in the new national government and even in its army, say Western military officials

David Cameron to ask Pakistan's PM for help on Afghanistan

David Cameron will today ask Pakistan's re-elected leader to help shore up security in the region – and to stay out of Afghanistan as it takes it first faltering steps as an independent democracy. Mr Cameron will become the first major leader to meet Nawaz Sharif, as he starts an unprecedented third term as prime minister.

David Cameron flies into Afghanistan as army warns British troops will stay to support Afghan forces for up to five years

British troops will be stuck in Afghanistan for up to five years after Nato’s “final” withdrawal from the war-torn country by the end of 2014.

Taliban talks 'were needed a decade ago' says senior British commander

The West should have attempted talks with the Taliban a decade ago, a senior British commander in Afghanistan has said, after efforts to negotiate with the insurgents have faltered.

If it’s like father, like son, Qatar's Emir Tamim will certainly be no pushover

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Nowhere is safe: Taliban launch strike on President Karzai's presidential palace

Militants say targeting of Presidential Palace would not affect reconciliation process

Taliban risks squandering any kudos

Afghan insurgents have launched suicide attacks every two or three days throughout the 2013 “fighting season”. Today four more young Afghans staked their claim to paradise or fame by blowing themselves up, after a fire-fight, on the outer perimeter of the Presidential Palace.

Afghanistan: Taliban launch suicide bomb attack on Kabul's presidential palace

A series of explosions rocked the gate leading into the presidential compound, believed to be one of the most secure places in the region

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Nanga Parbat, where militants stormed a camp and killed nine foreign tourists

Gunmen storm base camp and kill nine tourists on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain

Police confirmed that at least nine tourists had been killed and said that the area had been sealed off

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