Taliban

Geoffrey Langlands has been deeply committed to education – even in an unstable region

‘In Syria and Iraq my enemy’s enemy is not my friend, not even by the wildest stretch of the imagination’

From Syria and Iraq to Iran and Pakistan, Christians and other minorities are being persecuted by Islamists. Can they be stopped?

As a 15-year-old British schoolgirl, what struck me about this teenager’s life was that she isn’t a victim, but a role model whose every day is a protest.

Ten years since the war in Afghanistan was started, neither the Taliban nor the West seems to be winning, nor ‘not losing’

The historic city in Pakistan’s North West Frontier — home to the Smugglers’ bazaar, Khyber Pass and Grand Trunk Road — is seeing its rich culture eroded by religious fundamentalism

And so Pakistan’s descent into chaos continues to gather pace this morning with the news that another opponent of the country’s blasphemy laws has been assassinated. Shahbaz Bhatti, minister for religious minorities, was gunned down in Islamabad while travelling to a meeting. The Dawn reports:

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

A full 40 minute version of a video made by Faisal Shahzad while training for his failed attack on Times Square has been released.

Newsnight has broken the story of a British man, Abdul Jabbar, being killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan last month. Jabbar is believed to have been linked to the Taliban (specifically, to the Haqqani network) and also to the failed Time Square bomber Faisal Shahzad who was sentenced to life in jail yesterday in New York.