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Taliban negotiator released in UAE, returns to Kabul: peace body

Agha Jan Mutassim, a finance minister during Taliban rule from 1996-2001, was confined to his home in the UAE after arranging a meeting in Dubai between Afghan and Taliban officials in February. Afghan and Western officials had seen Mutassim as an ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55000130/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/taliba...

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 ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54974659/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/taliba...

Nine killed in attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/55007333/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/nine-k...

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 ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54966643/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/pakist...

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Taliban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 20, 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 April. 21, 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 ...http://www.cfr.org/afghanistan/taliban-afghanistan/p10551

The New York Times - Topics: Taliban

Updated April. 21, 2014

News about the Taliban. Commentary and archival information about the Taliban from The New York Times.http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/t/taliban/inde...

The Taliban | Infoplease.com

Updated April. 21, 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