Latest Taliban Stories

2011-07-05 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coinciding with President Obama's announcement of a major troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ethics & International Affairs has published a special symposium on the ethics of the War in Afghanistan. The symposium features a lead article by Richard W. Miller of Cornell University, author most recently of Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power (Oxford, 2010) and responses by George R. Lucas (U.S. Naval Academy), Darrel...

2011-06-08 05:04:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new BBC World News America/Harris Poll finds that a majority of Americans (52%) believe that the United States should move to get its troops out of Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead. However, 35% believe that U.S. troops should stay according to the existing plans. Reasons why most people favor withdrawing U.S. troops may be that a 51% to 14% majority of adults are not confident that U.S. policies in Afghanistan will be successful, and...

2011-05-16 07:08:37

The Taliban is now fighting their war through microblogging site Twitter. The Islamist extremists sent out their first tweet on May 12 claiming "enemy attacked in Khak-e-Safid," with a link to their website for more details about rebel fighters killing "at least 6 puppet police." The group ruled Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001, and they banned almost all electronic products.  However, now the group sends out text messages and emails, releases videos of attacks on U.S.-led...

2011-04-07 03:07:00

STRASBOURG, France, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Members of the European Parliament Johannes van Baaeln, Tanja Fajon, Carl Haglund, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff and Krzysztof Lisek tabled a Written Declaration in the European Parliament "on the danger of Taliban presence in Pakistan". In this declaration these members show their concern over the "Taliban infiltration into Pakistani governmental structures, particularly the military, intelligence and security establishments" and are...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.