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Jibran Ahmed

Pakistan frees two Pashtun lawmakers after months of detention

21 Sep 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Two Pakistani parliamentarians and human rights campaigners were released on bail in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after four months in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday.

U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, some Taliban say

26 Aug 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan As U.S. and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, disagreement remains about whether a pact will mean an end to the insurgents' fight with the U.S.-backed Afghan government.

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

17 Aug 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

Gunmen in Pakistan kill policeman guarding polio eradication team

24 Apr 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed a police officer guarding a polio immunization team on Wednesday, the latest attack on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

21 Mar 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced two men, including a local government official, to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the brutal campus lynching two years ago of a university student accused of blasphemy.

Taliban says held 'extensive talks' with U.S. officials, reconvening Saturday

28 Feb 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan Taliban and American officials holding talks in Qatar on ways to end the war in Afghanistan have held “extensive” discussions on how foreign troops could be withdrawn and on how to guarantee the country would not be used again by outside forces to attack other countries, the Taliban said in a statement on Thursday.

U.S., Taliban resume Afghan peace talks before spring fighting season

25 Feb 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR,Pakistan The top U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan met a senior Taliban leader in Qatar on Monday as the two sides resumed talks to end 17 years of war despite the insurgents' continued refusal to deal with the Kabul government.

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. on deadline to end Afghan war

19 Nov 2018

KABUL A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. over deadline to end Afghan war

19 Nov 2018

KABUL A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war.

Taliban officials say they will attend Moscow peace talks

05 Nov 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Afghan Taliban will join multilateral peace talks hosted by Russia on Friday, senior Taliban officials said on Tuesday, after the United States and Afghanistan turned down their invitations.

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