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February 18th, 2014
09:34 PM ET

Should the U.S. negotiate with terrorists to free Bowe Bergdahl?

Bowe Bergdahl is the only American soldier still in captivity. The Army sergeant was taken in Afghanistan in 2009. The Taliban has long demanded the release of five prisoners from Guantanamo in exchange for his freedom. Today a U.S. official confirmed new discussions led by diplomats and the Pentagon are underway. Senator John McCain is a former prisoner of war and speaks with Anderson about this and frightening developments in Syria.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • John McCain • Taliban
Tonight on AC360: Malala’s recovery after Taliban attack
Malala Yousafzai says goodbye to nurses as she leaves the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (photo credit: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Via Getty Images)
January 4th, 2013
07:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Malala’s recovery after Taliban attack

Today Malala Yousafzai was released from a British hospital and will continue her recovery at a temporary home there. The Pakistani teen became a symbol of courage after she defied the Taliban and promoted education for girls.

In 2011, when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."

For speaking out, the Taliban ambushed a van transporting Malala and her classmates home from school in October and tried to assassinate her. The attack was brutal, but didn’t prove fatal. She was taken to England to receive medical care and protection from the Islamic extremists who threatened to come after her again.

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Filed under: Medical News • Pakistan • Taliban
October 16th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Malala's recovery process after Taliban attack

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the medical treatment Malala, 14, will receive in England. He says her young age is a beneficial factor for the process her brain will need to go through to rewire itself.

The Pakistani teen was targeted by the Taliban and shot twice at point-blank range while she was in a school van with other students. Malala was attacked for promoting girls' education.

Reza Sayah reports on what Pakistani officials are doing to try to find those responsible for the attack. There have been a few arrests, but they are still investigating.

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Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Pakistan • Reza Sayah • Taliban
Tonight on AC360: Teen activist fights to survive assassination attempt
Pakistani children place oil lamps next to a photograph of teen activist Malala Yousufzai on Oct. 12, 2012. (Photo credit: ASIF HASSAN/AFP/GettyImages)
October 15th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Teen activist fights to survive assassination attempt

Malala Yousufzai, 14, is now in the hands of medical experts in England. The Pakistani teen was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban last week when riding home in a school van with other classmates in the Swat Valley region, near the border with Afghanistan.

Malala was targeted by the gunmen for speaking out about girls’ rights to education. Last year when asked why she risks her life, she told CNN’s Reza Sayah, "I shall raise my voice...I have rights. I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up."

The Islamic extremists aimed to silence her defiant message, and have promised to attack her again if she survives her injuries.

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Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Pakistan • Reza Sayah • Taliban
May 7th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Video: Escape from the Taliban

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

Program Note: See the full interview on AC360° tonight at 10pm eastern

In the fall of 2008, David Rohde traveled to Afghanistan to do some reporting for a book about the region. He and two Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by the Taliban and held for seven months. He was held in the North Waziristan region of Pakistan, less than a half mile away from a Pakistani military base.

After seven months and ten days in captivity, Rohde made a daring escape. In the dark of night, Rohde and another captive used a rope to lower themselves down a wall and made a run for it, trying desperately to reach the nearby base.

Intelligence now indicates Rohde may have been captured by the same people who trained the Times Square bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad.

Rohde speaks to Anderson in his first Primetime Exclusive… about his captivity, his escape, the Taliban's presence in Pakistan and their ability to attack the United States.

Watch the full interview tonight.


Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Pakistan • Taliban
May 6th, 2010
04:51 PM ET
March 8th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Never dismiss power of Afghan women

Afghan women have fought to receive an education, despite Taliban rules.
Afghan women have fought to receive an education, despite Taliban rules.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Special to CNN

Afghan women won the world's attention nine years ago following the routing of Taliban troops at the hands of U.S. and Afghan forces. Back then, a rush of dignitaries flew to Kabul to denounce the Taliban's brutal treatment of women, although the world had largely forgotten these same women during the previous seven years.

No school, no work, no leaving the house without a man - even a boy would do. These are the laws Afghan women learned to live with, because they had to. Yet they also found a way to work around those rules.

Throughout the Taliban years, Afghan women ran aid organizations, practiced medicine, taught schools and ran businesses. They refused to be victims; instead, they led their communities and helped them survive desolate years of economic collapse and political isolation.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Taliban • Women's Rights
February 24th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

'True night dreams' guide Taliban leaders

Coalition forces search for insurgents in the mountains in Afghanistan's Kunar province.
Coalition forces search for insurgents in the mountains in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

Ken Ballen
Special to CNN

In practical terms, it might seem that the recent arrests of key Taliban members and the success of the U.S. offensive in southern Afghanistan might indicate a new phase in the war against the Taliban.

But how the Taliban respond will be based on a world view and beliefs far different from the American perspective and that of the Western-educated Afghan and Pakistani elites, whom we rely on for strategic advice and partnership.

On Tuesday, Pakistani authorities confirmed the capture of Mullah Abdul Kabir, a member of the Taliban's inner circle and a leading military commander against the Americans in eastern Afghanistan.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Pakistan • Taliban
February 18th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Video: Taliban not giving up

Atia Abawi | BIO
CNN International Correspondent


Filed under: Afghanistan • Military • Taliban
February 18th, 2010
08:25 AM ET

Video: Second Taliban leader captured

David Gergen | BIO
AC360° Contributor
CNN Senior Political Analyst


Filed under: David Gergen • Taliban
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