The Gambia has declared itself an Islamic republic, not to be confused with an Islamic State. What's the difference?
Rescuers picked their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan.
While both are dangerous and deadly, a key difference between the two terror groups is one of ambition in the breadth of land they seek to conquer, control, and place under Islamist rule.
The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake was centered near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul.
Could the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan be considered a punishable crime?
Once in disarray after being driven out of power by U.S. forces in 2001, the Taliban seems on its way to reclaiming Afghanistan, as American forces have sharply drawn down and are leaving the region.
The Taliban broke into a prison in Afghanistan and released hundreds of criminals. Could it bring the terrorists closer to regaining power?
In 2007 a couple of stoners managed to land a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to deliver ammo to the Middle East.
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