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Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES

Congressman Renews Call to Label Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced a bill for the American government to officially designate “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism, insisting that Islamabad has long “aided and abetted enemies of the United States.”

Security personnel stand guard at the site of a suicide attack on the Supreme Court in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A suicide bomber on Tuesday targeted the Supreme Court building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing over a dozen people, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Islamic State Claims Afghan Supreme Court Suicide Bombing

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has taken credit for a suicide bombing outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital of Kabul that left at least 20 people dead and dozens of others wounded, a testament to the jihadist group’s growing influence and the dangerous threat it presents.

Afghanistan: Jealous Man Chops Wife’s Ears Off

Afghanistan: Jealous Man Chops Wife’s Ears Off

A jealous husband in northern Afghanistan is on the run from authorities after he allegedly tied up his 21-year-old Afghan wife and severed both her ears, marking the latest in a series of similar high-profile domestic violence attacks in the war-ravaged country.

FILE -- In this March 9, 2016 file photo, smoke rises from a building, where Taliban insurgents hide during a fire fight with Afghan security forces, in Helmand province, south west Afghanistan. Kareem Atal, head of the provincial council, said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, that troops are being deployed to a key southern city in Helmand province where fighting is raging with the Taliban to ensure it does not fall to the insurgents. Helmand is a strategically important province for both the Kabul government and the Taliban, whose insurgency is now in its 15th year. (AP Photo, File)

Afghanistan Loses Control of Nearly Half the Country Under Obama

Afghanistan, under the presidency of Barack Obama, lost control and influence of nearly half of its war-ravaged territory as armed clashes between the nation’s security forces and the Taliban reached unprecedented levels, reports a congressionally appointed watchdog agency.

Taliban Threatens Trump: Get Out of Afghanistan

A spokesman for the Taliban terrorist group in Afghanistan told President Donald Trump in a recent letter it is time for the United States withdraw its troops and leave the war-torn country, noting that peace will be elusive.

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Obama’s ‘Good War’: Afghanistan in Ruins Eight Years Later

A discussion about President Barack Obama’s legacy cannot ignore his policies in Afghanistan, where security conditions continue to deteriorate primarily at the hands of the Taliban, Afghans have suffered record casualties, and U.S. military fatalities have dramatically increased under his watch.