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Pakistan army says lawmakers critical of military involved in attack on checkpoint

26 May 2019

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's army on Sunday accused two lawmakers critical of the military of playing a key role in a clash with troops at a security checkpost in which three people were killed, setting up a potential confrontation with a vast rights movement the two lawmakers helped to found.

Pakistan PM suspends police amid outrage over child's murder

23 May 2019

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister said on Thursday.

New Taliban political chief to miss upcoming peace talks with U.S. envoys

21 Feb 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban leaders said on Thursday that their new political chief will not be attending peace talks with U.S. envoys due to take place in Qatar next week.

Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan - sources

16 Feb 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17-year-old civil war.

Exclusive: Long a spoiler, Pakistan starts behind-scenes aid to U.S.-Taliban talks

08 Feb 2019

WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan, long at odds with the United States over the war in Afghanistan, has begun to play a behind-the-scenes but central role in supporting U.S. peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, including by facilitating travel to negotiations, U.S. officials and Taliban sources told Reuters. | Video

Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal - Taliban sources

26 Jan 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed on a draft peace pact setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States' longest war. | Video

Senior Taliban leader expected to join talks with U.S. in Qatar shortly

26 Jan 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban's new political leader is expected to join meetings with U.S. officials in Qatar imminently, Taliban sources said on Saturday as the latest round of talks to find ways to end the 17-year Afghan war entered a sixth day.

Taliban appoints new political leader to join U.S.-Taliban peace talks

24 Jan 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan A co-founder of the Taliban was appointed as the leader of its political office in Qatar on Thursday to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the United States as they try to establish a mechanism to end the 17-year Afghan war.

Afghan spy agency says it kills Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

23 Jan 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Afghanistan's main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on one of its bases this week, and vowed to hunt down and kill all the rest of those involved.

Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

19 Jan 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.

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