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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.

Taliban reject Afghan ceasefire, kidnap nearly 200 bus passengers

Aug 21 2018

(This August 20 story corrects paragraph 11 to say Taliban commander is based in Afghanistan and not Pakistan.)

Afghan Taliban considering Eid holiday ceasefire: sources

Aug 14 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week's Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, two senior Taliban officials said.

Twelve schools bombed, burned in northern Pakistan

Aug 03 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Twelve schools - eight girls and four boys schools - were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls' education are active, police said on Friday.

'Very positive signals' after U.S., Taliban talks: sources

Jul 31 2018

(This July 29 story corrects paragraph 18 to show meeting was with Qatar officials)

Pakistan's secular Pashtun party defiant after Taliban bomber kills 20 activists

Jul 11 2018

PESHAWAR/KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Awami National Party vowed on Wednesday not to be swayed from its resolve to face down terrorists, a day after a Taliban suicide bombing killed a score of its activists, including the son of a party leader assassinated in 2012.

Pakistani Taliban appoints new chief after previous leader killed in drone strike

Jun 23 2018

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban named Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new leader on Saturday, a week after the previous chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, the group's spokesman said.

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

Jun 15 2018

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. | Video

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Trump says Saudi prince denies knowing what happened at consulate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi Arabia's crown prince denied knowing what happened in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Jamal Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago even as a congressional ally of Trump accused the prince of ordering the prominent journalist's death.