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Jibran Ahmad

U.S.-Taliban talks focus on Afghan ceasefire

Dec 18 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan U.S. and Taliban officials have discussed proposals for a six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and a future withdrawal of foreign troops as talks aimed at setting up peace negotiations went into a second day, Taliban sources said.

Pakistan lawmakers critical of army barred from leaving the country, briefly detained

Dec 01 2018

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Two lawmakers who are vocal critics of Pakistan's powerful military and have alleged widespread abuses by the armed forces say they have been barred from leaving the country, in the latest crackdown on dissent in the South Asian nation.

Blast at market in northwest Pakistan kills at least 25

Nov 23 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomb attack on a crowded festival and market in northwest Pakistan's northwest killed at least 25 people on Friday and wounded 20, a government official said. | Video

Taliban assign ex-Guantanamo inmates as future peace brokers

Oct 31 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban have appointed five former commanders who spent more than a decade as prisoners in Guantanamo Bay as members of the political office in Qatar where they will take part in any future peace talks, officials in the movement said.

Taliban assign ex-Guantanamo inmates as future peace brokers

Oct 31 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban have appointed five former commanders who spent more than a decade as prisoners in Guantanamo Bay as members of the political office in Qatar where they will take part in any future peace talks, officials in the movement said.

Pakistan releases two senior Taliban commanders: sources

Oct 25 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan has released one of the co-founders of the Afghan Taliban along with another high-ranking militant commander, senior members of the Taliban said on Thursday, with the freed fighters allowed to reunite with their families.

U.S. general says he may not have been target of Kandahar attack

Oct 19 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Friday he did not believe he was the target of an attack that killed the powerful police chief of Kandahar, and Afghan officials said the gunman may have deliberately avoided hitting him.

Taliban denies meeting Afghan officials ahead of election

Sep 28 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Taliban spokesman denied on Friday that representatives met an Afghan government delegation this week, after sources in the movement told Reuters that officials from both sides met in Saudi Arabia to discuss security ahead of elections next month.

Taliban meets Afghan officials in Saudi Arabia ahead of election - sources

Sep 28 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives from the Taliban met an Afghan government delegation in Saudi Arabia this week to discuss security ahead of next month's parliamentary elections and a limited prisoner release, three Taliban officials said.

Afghan Taliban prepare for new peace talks with U.S.: sources

Sep 11 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban are preparing to send a delegation for further talks with U.S. officials about ending the conflict in Afghanistan, two officials involved with the process said on Tuesday, adding that the meeting could address a possible prisoner swap.

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