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Jibran Ahmed

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. on deadline to end Afghan war

Nov 19 2018

KABUL A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. over deadline to end Afghan war

Nov 19 2018

KABUL A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

Taliban officials say they will attend Moscow peace talks

Nov 05 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said on Tuesday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations.

'Father of Taliban' Mullah Sami ul-Haq killed in Pakistan: deputy

Nov 02 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Muslim cleric Sami ul-Haq, known as the "Father of the Taliban" for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement's leaders, was found killed on Friday in Pakistan, a relative and his deputy said.

Taliban accepts Russian invitation to talks; Afghan government declines

Aug 22 2018

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it would send senior members to Russia for peace talks on Afghanistan, hours after the Afghan government declined the offer to attend.

Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast

Jul 11 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

Feb 12 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place.

Pakistan court convicts 31 over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy

Feb 07 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentenced one of them to death, a defense lawyer said.

Border crossing closed as body of Pakistani diplomat shot in Afghanistan returned

Nov 07 2017

ISLAMABAD The Khyber Pass border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed to all traffic on Tuesday for the return of a Pakistani diplomat who was shot dead in Afghanistan by unknown gunmen.

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country's tribal region

Sep 13 2017

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.

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