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UK man gets more than 12 years for Taliban support

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A British citizen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison by a judge who said he supported the Taliban regime in Afghanistan while it was protecting Osama bin Laden. Judge Janet Hall sentenced Babar Ahmad to 12 years ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55659112/ns/us_news/t/uk-man-gets-more-years-taliban-s...

Georgia says seized heroin belongs to Taliban

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia's interior minister said on Friday that $400 million of heroin seized earlier this month, in the country's biggest ever drugs haul, belonged to the Taliban and was headed for Europe. Ex-Soviet Georgia is on a drug trafficking ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55724452/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/georgi...

Bergdahl Pictured Smiling With Taliban While in Captivity

Bowe Bergdahl smiling alongside a senior Taliban commander was posted to a Twitter account associated with the Afghan Taliban. A slew of tweets posted late Wednesday claimed that the former Taliban captive, who appeared thin and pale in the image ...http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bowe-bergdahl-released/bergdahl-pictured-smilin...

Taliban survivor Malala in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of school girls abducted by Islamist militants.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55635365/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/taliba...

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Taliban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 29, 2014

The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان ‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternative spelling Taleban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban

The Taliban in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations

Updated July. 29, 2014

The Taliban was formed in the early 1990s by an Afghan faction of mujahideen, Islamic fighters who had resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan (1979–89) with ...http://www.cfr.org/afghanistan/taliban-afghanistan/p10551

Taliban treatment of women - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 28, 2014

While in power in Afghanistan, the Taliban became notorious internationally for their sexism. The stated aim of the Taliban was to create a "secure environment where ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban_treatment_of_women

The Taliban | Infoplease.com

Updated July. 27, 2014

For more on the Taliban see Timeline: The Taliban. The Taliban ("Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement") ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001.http://www.infoplease.com/spot/taliban.html