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talks in Qatar on ways to end the war in Afghanistan have held “extensive” discussions on how foreign troops could be withdrawn and on how to guarantee the country would not be used again by outside forces to attack other countries, the Taliban said in a statement on Thursday.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

'Father of Taliban' Mullah Sami ul-Haq killed in Pakistan - deputy

02 Nov 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Muslim cleric Sami ul-Haq, known as the "Father of the Taliban" for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement's leaders, was found killed on Friday in Pakistan, a relative and his deputy said.

Taliban accepts Russian invitation to talks; Afghan government declines

22 Aug 2018

KABUL The Taliban said on Wednesday it would send senior members to Russia for peace talks on Afghanistan, hours after the Afghan government declined the offer to attend.

Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast

11 Jul 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday. | Video

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