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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Captured British dog of war paraded in Taliban propaganda video

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 09:45am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post British canine, captured in December battle, paraded in propaganda video Dog of war a prisoner of the Taliban In the annals of prisoner-of-war videos, it seems ... account of a user who often disseminates Taliban propaganda. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the dog was captured after a long firefight between coalition forces and Taliban fighters ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul UN reports soaring civilian casualties Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared by 24 per cent in the first half of this year, according to UN figures released yesterday, revealing worsening nationwide violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade fighting the Taliban. Ground combat is now causing more deaths and injuries than ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan’s Karzai in secret talks with Taliban

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kabul Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has been holding peace talks with the Taliban since November, says the New York Times Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has been holding secret talks with Taliban officials in the hope of persuading them to make peace with his government, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed Afghan and Western officials. ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban ‘open’ to ceasefire, new report says

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 08:57am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Taliban are open to a general ceasefire as well as a political agreement which could lead to a US military presence in Afghanistan up until 2024, a new ... and weak, the briefing paper by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) says.  The report, entitled “Taliban Perspectives on Reconciliation”, presents interviews with four senior Taliban ...


    US-Taliban talks in Qatar not expected on Thursday

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 06:20pm by Reuters in Doha

    ... Reuters in Doha Preliminary Afghan peace talks in Qatar between US and Taliban officials are unlikely to take place on Thursday as had been expected, a source familiar with the matter ... that’s correct.” A senior US official said on Wednesday that talks with the Taliban were likely to be held within the next few days in Qatar after delays caused by tensions over the naming ...

  6. News - World - CYBER SECURITY

    Spy programmes no secret to Taliban

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Like the rest of the world, Taliban officials learned last week of the US government's large-scale surveillance of citizens and foreigners, including access to a massive amount of information gathered from online communications. Unlike many Americans, the Taliban was not surprised. "We knew about their past efforts to trace our system," Taliban spokesman Zabiullah ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... of results should be delayed until all fraudulent votes were thrown out. Former anti-Taliban fighter Abdullah was not immediately available for comment yesterday, but a bloody stand-off between ... arrangement. Taliban insurgents remain a formidable security risk after vowing to disrupt the election process. Yesterday, they killed a district police chief in the western city of Herat and attacked ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Family confirms release of Taliban leader by Pakistan

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 08:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Pakistani authorities have released Anwar-ul Haq Mujahid, a Taliban leader, following negotiations with an Afghan peace delegation earlier in the week, ... of anonymity. Pakistani security officials on Wednesday said authorities released at least seven Afghan Taliban leaders in a move seen as a potential breakthrough in stalled peace negotiations before ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's Taliban say they killed 4 US troops

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul The Taliban claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four American troops just hours after the insurgent group announced ... roiling Afghanistan through peace negotiations in Qatar with militants still fighting on the ground. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the insurgents fired two rockets into the Bagram Air ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban bomb inside Pakistani army compound blows up, killing 20

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bannu Taliban bomb inside army compound kills 20 A bomb planted by the Taliban ripped through a vehicle carrying members of the security forces inside a Pakistani army ... killed, but most of the dead were paramilitary troops and at least 30 people were wounded, many critically. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, said the attack was carried ...




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