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Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE, says Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A leading Taliban peace negotiator has been placed under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Thursday, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai's efforts to jump-start a nascent Afghan peace process before leaving ...

Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Government negotiators were not immediately available to confirm if talks ...

Defying Taliban threats, Afghans vote in droves

KABUL, Afghanistan — Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and rain Saturday, underscoring their enormous expectations from an election that comes as the country's wobbly government prepares to face down a ferocious insurgency largely on its own.

Pakistan Officials and Taliban Meet for First Peace Talks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani government committee met with Taliban representatives Wednesday for the first face-to-face peace talks ever between the two sides. The Pakistan government committee held the talks with a five-member Taliban committee in ...

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Taliban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 16, 2014

The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان ‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternative spelling Taleban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan.

The Taliban in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations

Updated April. 16, 2014

The Taliban is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist group that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when a U.S.-led invasion toppled the regime for providing refuge to ...

The New York Times - Topics: Taliban

Updated April. 17, 2014

News about the Taliban. Commentary and archival information about the Taliban from The New York Times.

The Taliban |

Updated April. 17, 2014

For more on the Taliban see Timeline: The Taliban. The Taliban ("Students of Islamic Knowledge Movement") ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001.