The Swat valley of Pakistan has not yet stabilized a year after the Pakistani military launched one of its biggest attacks on Taliban militants. Refugees fear returning home, where their homes are destroyed and Taliban attacks continue.
Pakistan says its forces fought off a large well-coordinated attack on a military post last night. The army says the militants suffered heavy losses. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Aleem Maqbool in Islamabad.
U.S. and Pakistani intelligence forces have captured a leading Taliban figure, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Meanwhile, U.S., British and Afghan forces have entered their fourth day of battle for control of Marjah, Afghanistan.
Five American Muslims have been detained on suspicions of possible involvement in terrorism. Aleem Maqbool, Islamabad correspondent for the BBC, joins the conversation about these five young men whose families recently asked for help in finding them.
At least 41 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's Swat valley officials say. The explosion hit an area the military said it had retaken from militants. Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Aleem MaqBool in Islamabad.
A suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Program offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing five people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal, who was friends with those who lost their lives.
The United Nations begins an inquiry into the 2007 assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge joins The Takeaway from Islamabad to discuss whether the commission has enough power to discover the truth.
In a Google Hangout President Barack Obama hosted on Monday with eight Americans, the president mounted a spirited defense — and consequently admission — of the U.S. program to use drone aircraft to attack terrorist leaders.
About a year ago, the only Christian in the Pakistani government was assassinated — a symbol of the discrimination he fought hard to change. As Christians mark the one-year anniversary of that event, they're trying to move forward.
U.S. officials in Afghanistan are on the defensive on a number of fronts. They have a U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 civillians, a controversy over the burning of Korans and now the Taliban has suspended peace talks with the U.S. — an effort that's been years in the making.
Osama bin Laden was found and killed last May in a raid that also ensnared several of his wives. Now, one of those wives has agreed to talk to authorities and so new details are beginning to emerge about how bin Laden and his family lives from the time of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan until bin Laden's killing last year.