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World Aug 06Taliban say differences resolved on U.S. troop withdrawal
The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties with other extremist groups, a Taliban official said Tuesday.
World Jul 01Taliban bombing in Afghan capital kills at least 6, wounds dozens
At least 26 children were among the wounded, many of whom were cut by shards of glass when the bomb shattered nearby windows.
World Jun 29U.S., Taliban open Doha talks in fresh bid to end war
A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1.
World Apr 29Afghan leaders convene to set agenda for Taliban talks
President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day meeting that brings together politicians, tribal elders, many prominent figures and others.
World Apr 24UN report: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents
The UN report marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those blamed on their enemies.
World Mar 12U.S.-Taliban peace talks in Qatar yield ‘progress,’ both sides say
The nearly two weeks of talks produced two draft agreements between the militants and the U.S. government on a "withdrawal timeline and effective counterterrorism measures," American envoy Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on Twitter.
World Feb 28Pakistan says it will release Indian fighter pilot to ease tension
World powers have called on India and Pakistan to de-escalate the tensions gripping the contested region since a Feb. 14 suicide bombing killed over 40 Indian paramilitary troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
World Feb 24UN: 3,804 Afghan civilians died last year, highest count ever
More civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year than in any of the previous nine years of the increasingly bloody conflict, according to a U.N. report released Sunday, which blamed the spike in deaths on increased suicide bombings by the…
World Jan 30Taliban say they are not looking for ‘monopoly on power’ in Afghanistan
The statement Wednesday by Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen appears aimed at easing fears among those worried about any agreement that includes the Taliban. Its unusually conciliatory tone also could offer U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad greater leverage as he seeks to…
World Nov 08Blasphemy case overturned, Pakistani woman goes into hiding after release
A Christian woman who had been on death row for eight years was freed from detention Thursday, but her whereabouts are a closely guarded secret following demands by extremists that she be hanged in public.