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Screen capture of poll results offered by the Pew Research Center. (Credit: pewglobal.org)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are ‘Often’ Justified

An extensive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that a vast majority of Muslims in communities from the Middle East and Africa are concerned about Islamic extremism in their respective countries of residence. But while many majorities in different countries voices strong opposition to violence carried out in the name of Islam, a reported 62 percent of Palestinian Muslims told Pew that they feel suicide bombings are often – or at least sometimes – justifiable.

09/11/2013

Afghan officials accused NATO of killing civilians in an airstrike that left at least 10 dead in the country's remote east, while the Taliban on Sunday staged a car bomb and gun attack outside an Afghan intelligence office, killing four soldiers and wounding more than 80 people.(Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Accused Of Killing Afghan Civilians

Afghan officials accused NATO of killing civilians in an airstrike that left at least 10 dead in the country’s remote east, while the Taliban on Sunday staged a car bomb and gun attack outside an Afghan intelligence office, killing four soldiers and wounding more than 80 people.

09/08/2013

The No. 2 American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday he believes the stage has been set for winning the war, but hard fighting lies ahead for Afghan forces now suffering heavy casualties. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

General: ‘Conditions Are Set’ To Win War In Afghanistan

The No. 2 American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday he believes the stage has been set for winning the war, but hard fighting lies ahead for Afghan forces now suffering heavy casualties.

09/04/2013

Afghanistan security forces arrive at the entrance gate of a foreign logistics company in Kabul on July 2, 2013, after a suicide attack. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan Security Forces Facing First Summer Fighting Without US Ground, Air Support

This former American military base in northeastern Afghanistan was a critical launching pad during the troop surge to fight Taliban militants, but the pace of fighting in this key border area remains high even after the Afghan military has taken over.

07/04/2013

The United States is welcoming Qatar's decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban's new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

US Welcomes Qatar Decision On Taliban Name Change

The United States is welcoming Qatar’s decision to take down a sign that cast the Taliban’s new office in Doha as a rival Afghan embassy.

06/20/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is defending U.S. drone strikes after the CIA's killing of a senior Taliban member. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kerry Defends US Drone Policy After Pakistan Hit

Secretary of State John Kerry is defending U.S. drone strikes after the CIA’s killing of a senior Taliban member.

05/31/2013

File photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Despite Vow Of Transparency, White House Declines Comment On Drone Attack

The White House is declining to confirm reports that a U.S. drone killed the Pakistani Taliban’s second-in-command.

05/29/2013

Firefighters take postion on Boyltson Street near the finish line after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Pakistani Taliban Deny Role In Boston Bombings

The Pakistani Taliban have denied any role in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people and injured more than 140.

04/16/2013

A lack of oversight on Defense Department contracts has left more than 80 percent of taxpayer-funded Afghanistan projects vulnerable to direct funding of terrorists, including the Taliban.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Senate Report: Mismanaged US Contractor Funds Aid Taliban, Afghan Enemies

A lack of oversight on Defense Department contracts has left more than 80 percent of taxpayer-funded Afghanistan projects vulnerable to direct funding of terrorists, including the Taliban.

04/12/2013

It's the first confirmation that the opposition has opened its own, new channel of discussions to try to find a political resolution to the war, now in its 12th year. And the Taliban too seem to want to move things forward, even contemplating replacing their top negotiator, two senior Taliban officials told the AP. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Karzai Political Opponents Open Talks To Taliban, US-Declared Terrorists

Afghan political parties united against President Hamid Karzai recently opened talks with the Taliban and U.S.-declared terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, hoping to broker peace ahead of next year’s exit of international combat troops and a presidential race that will determine Karzai’s successor, Taliban and opposition leaders have told The Associated Press.

03/18/2013

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