Taliban

Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan

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The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader is Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

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It took 18 years of fighting and thousands of civilian deaths to see the U.S. sit down with the Taliban. But the group still refuses to blame al Qaeda for 9/11...
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The United States and the Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar on Thursday to firm up a deal enabling the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 hours ago

U.S.-Taliban peace talks have been taking place in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, where the group has a political office
Credit: CBS News - Published 9 hours ago

Two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. The military said they died in a firefight, but did not give any more details. Their deaths come as the..
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The U.S. envoy negotiating to end America's longest war is resuming talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Wednesday. After nearly 18 years of fighting in..
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The bloodshed comes as the US and the Taliban continue to seek an agreement that would see the US reduce its troop presence
Credit: Firstpost - Published 2 days ago

While responding to the questions on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan at his Oval Office on Tuesday, he said these to the reporters
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In an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the terror group ISIS is now more powerful in some places than it has..
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The top U.S. negotiator on Afghanistan said Tuesday he was ready to conclude peace talks with the Taliban as he headed back to Qatar on a mission to end..
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A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it..
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The U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks with the Taliban and the Afghan government, the State Department..
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"It was heartbreaking and horrific... they destroyed their own history," member of Afghan restoration team says
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The deadliest attack of the year - for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility - prompted a bevy of media criticism of the approaching deal between the..
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The Trump administration's haste to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan could risk the progress on Afghan women's rights since 2001: Our view
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In likely Taliban deal, America's national security interests will rest on U.S. troops leaving — not staying, writes retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton
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"Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack that killed at least 63 people. Experts say that IS is giving a show of force, as the Taliban are..
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One minute, it was a wedding — nearly 1,000 guests packed under one roof, a thin partition segregating them by gender. Men shimmied to a live band, women spun..
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat..
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The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining..
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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the explosion at a wedding in Kabul which killed more than sixty and wounded many
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The Afghan Taliban has said the killing of its chief Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada's brother in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province..
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The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The wedding was believed to be a Shia gathering, Shia Muslims are frequently targeted in Sunni-majority Afghanistan, particularly by the so-called Islamic State..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 5 days ago

Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were..
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul,..
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63 people have been killed and over 180 injured following a suicide bomb attack on a wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The blast, which took place late..
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WASHINGTON: The White House signalled progress on Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between..
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KABUL: At least 20 people were wounded in a blast at a Kabul wedding hall late Saturday, a local hospital said, as a government official circulated images..
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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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

President Trump met with top advisers on Friday to discuss a deal with the Taliban that could begin a final American exit from the country.
Credit: NYTimes.com - Published 6 days ago

President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from..
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U.S. President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential..
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Nobody took responsibility of the attack in the Balochistan mosque and Pakistan officials only said that an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted inside..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 6 days ago

Four worshippers have been killed after a powerful bomb exploded inside a mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers. The prayer leader was among those killed in..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement that could..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

The brother of Afghan Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada was among at least four people killed in a blast on Friday at a mosque in southwest Pakistan,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Pakistan might redeploy troops from the Afghanistan border to the Kashmir frontier amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions, according to Islamabad's ambassador to the US,..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 1 week ago

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