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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 ...

Pakistani Taliban plot with seminaries to assault capital: police

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban will coordinate with Islamist activists at major seminaries in or near the capital, Islamabad, to launch attacks if peace talks with the government fail, police said in a report obtained by Reuters. Prime ...

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.

Rivalry between Pakistani Taliban factions erupts in violence

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A struggle for power between Pakistani Taliban commanders divided over whether to talk to the government has erupted in violence with dozens of fighters killed along the Afghan border over recent weeks, Pakistani security ...

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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

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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.