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Taliban: Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan
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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Congress questions ahead of Trump visit non-essential: UP deputy CM

The Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he would raise with Trump the easing of H-1B visas, restoration of GSP status and security concerns over the Taliban. It asked whether Modi..
IndiaTimes - Published

Donald Trump expresses optimism about peace deal with Taliban in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump confirmed he would sign a peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan if negotiators can work out the final details.
USATODAY.com - Published

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US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal [Video]US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

US-led forces, Kabul forces and Taliban fighters will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Afghans welcome week-long truce between US forces and Taliban [Video]Afghans welcome week-long truce between US forces and Taliban

Afghans welcome week-long truce between US forces and Taliban

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:25Published

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal [Video]US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes for a peace deal

US-led forces, Kabul forces and Taliban fighters will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

US, Taliban to sign agreement to cut violence [Video]US, Taliban to sign agreement to cut violence

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:00Published

Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll [Video]Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place in September. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon [Video]US, Taliban negotiate 7-day reduction in violence: Pentagon

Two warring sides agree to reduce violence as President Donald Trump says a peace agreement was 'very close'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference [Video]US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference

US and Taliban reach Afghanistan truce on sidelines of Munich security conference

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:08Published

U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal [Video]U.S., Taliban reach truce that could lead to troop withdrawal

The United States has reached an agreement with the Taliban on a week-long reduction of violence that could lead to U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:22Published

Taliban repel Afghan effort to reach U.S. military jet crash [Video]Taliban repel Afghan effort to reach U.S. military jet crash

Afghan forces and Taliban fighters clashed in a central region where a U.S. military aircraft crashed, officials said on Tuesday, as the government tried to reach the wreckage site in a Taliban..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Washington looks for support from India ahead of US-Taliban deal

As part of the agreement, a reduction of violence plan kicked off on Friday midnight Kabul time and will last for seven days.
DNA - Published

Taliban, Afghan forces clash on first day of violence reduction period

Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces clashed in parts of Afghanistan on Saturday, a day after a week-long "reduction in violence" was announced, but the incidents did not spark immediate alarm..
Reuters - Published

Afghans take to streets to mark start of week-long partial truce

afghans take to streets to mark start of week-long partial truce
A week-long, partial truce came into effect across Afghanistan on Saturday, with jubilant civilians celebrating in the streets to mark a potentially historic turning point in the war, even as isolated..
WorldNews - Published

Optimism, fear and expectations mark first day of violence cut period in Afghanistan

Afghans on Saturday welcomed the pledge by the Taliban and U.S to reduce violence, despite uncertainty looming over the war-torn country.
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories 21P

Here are the top stories for Friday, Feb. 21st: Possible Trump pick for intelligence director says 'no thanks;' US, Taliban peace agreement draws near; Germany reels after mass shooting that killed 9;..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S., Taliban plan to sign accord after planned week-long 'reduction in violence'

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a planned week-long "reduction in violence" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials and the Taliban said on Friday, stirring..
Reuters - Published

NATO chief hails US-Taliban deal as opening for ‘sustainable peace’

nato chief hails us-taliban deal as opening for ‘sustainable peace’
BRUSSELS: NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday welcomed a historic US-Taliban agreement, saying it had opened a possible route to sustainable peace in...
WorldNews - Published

U.S, Taliban plan to sign agreement on February 29 after week-long violence reduction

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on..
Reuters - Published

State Dept.: 'reduction in violence' with Taliban starts tonight, peace deal signing Feb. 29

According to Pompeo, the U.S. had "reached an understanding with the Taliban" on a reduction of violence, beginning tonight Afghanistan time.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S.-Taliban agreement expected to be signed on February 29: Pompeo

u.s.-taliban agreement expected to be signed on february 29: pompeo
An agreement between the United States and the Afghan Taliban is expected to be signed on Feb. 29, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Taliban says agreement with U.S. to be signed February 29 in front of international observers

The United States and the Afghan Taliban will sign an agreement at a ceremony attended by international observers on Feb 29, the Taliban spokesman said in a statement on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan war: US and Afghan Taliban agree to partial truce

A seven-day "reduction in violence" between the two sides will begin on Saturday, officials say.
BBC News - Published

Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ to start at midnight, say Taliban, Afghan officials

Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said on Friday. 
France 24 - Published

Taliban, Afghan officials say reach pact to reduce violence

taliban, afghan officials say reach pact to reduce violence
Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said on Friday. The..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

'Historic' U.S.-Taliban pact to be signed soon, says Taliban leader

The Taliban's deputy leader said the group would soon sign a agreement with the United States to reduce violence for seven days, adding that militant commanders were "fully committed" to observing the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. special envoy discusses Taliban deal with re-elected Afghan president

U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday discussed a U.S. deal with Taliban militants on a weeklong reduction in violence, meeting the day after Ghani was..
Reuters - Published

Ghani named winner of disputed Afghan poll, rival also claims victory

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani winner of a disputed presidential election but his main rival rejected the result and vowed to form his own government, raising the threat of new turmoil..
Reuters - Published

Ghani named winner of Afghanistan's disputed poll amid fears of new turmoil

Afghanistan declared incumbent Ashraf Ghani the winner of a disputed presidential election held almost five months ago, a result that could trigger new turmoil amid accusations of fraud and hopes of a..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-Taliban pact to cut violence about to start, Afghan minister says amid clashes

An agreement between the Taliban and U.S. forces to reduce violence will come into force within the next five days, Afghanistan's acting interior minister said on Tuesday, amid continued clashes..
Reuters - Published

U.S.-Taliban agreement to cut violence will start in next five days: minister

An agreement between the Taliban and U.S. forces to reduce violence will come into force within the next five days, Afghanistan's acting interior minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan confirms escape of Taliban leader who justified Malala shooting

A high-profile local Taliban figure who announced and justified the 2012 attack on teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has escaped detention, Pakistan's interior minister confirmed a few days after..
Reuters - Published

No let up in Taliban attacks, fresh orders awaited over deal with U.S.

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan government forces overnight, and militant commanders said on Monday insurgency operations would go-ahead until they receive fresh instructions based on a deal with the..
Reuters - Published

Defense Secretary Esper 'reluctant' to call Taliban truce a victory

defense secretary esper 'reluctant' to call taliban truce a victory
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to CNBC's Hadley Gamble at the Munich Security Conference. ......
WorldNews - Published

US-Taliban talks: A prelude to all-encompassing Afghan deal?

Taliban...
BBC News - Published

Crackdown on militants as US and Afghan Taliban seek deal

Three key Pakistani militants based in Afghanistan have been assassinated in recent weeks.
BBC News - Published

US and Taliban reach truce deal, US official says, paving way for peace talks

A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from..
France 24 - Published

Defense Secretary Esper: US has reached a deal with the Taliban to reduce deadly attacks

The deal between the U.S. and the Taliban calls for a reduction in deadly attacks that have ravaged Afghanistan.
USATODAY.com - Published

Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

official says us, taliban reach afghanistan truce agreement
MUNICH — A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect “very soon” and could lead to withdrawals of American troops..
WorldNews - Published

U.S., Taliban reach violence reduction pact that could lead to U.S. withdrawal

The United States has reached agreement with the Taliban on a weeklong reduction of violence that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, Afghan forces clash despite talk of breakthrough in peace deal

Afghan government forces and Taliban insurgents waged war against each other in the past 24 hours despite U.S. officials saying there had been a breakthrough in recent days in peace talks to end the..
Reuters - Published

Trump sees 'good chance' for accord with Taliban by end of month

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a "good chance" the United States would reach an agreement with the Taliban by the end of February on a U.S. troop withdrawal from..
Reuters - Published

Trump says a U.S. peace deal with the Taliban is likely

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he thinks there is a good chance the United States will reach a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo sees breakthrough in Taliban talks, wants 'significant' reduction in violence

The United States has had "a pretty important breakthrough" in peace talks with the Taliban over the past couple of days, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, but he cautioned that..
Reuters - Published

US-Taliban talks: Pompeo hails 'pretty important breakthrough'

The US secretary of state says President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for further talks.
BBC News - Published

Pompeo says 'important breakthrough' made in U.S. talks with Taliban

There has been a 'pretty important break through' over the past few days in talks between the United States and the Taliban who have been negotiating for a peace agreement in Afghanistan, U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S., Taliban have negotiated proposal for seven-day reduction in violence: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.
Reuters - Published

Taliban peace deal story attributed to Fox Business withdrawn

The Feb 12 story headlined “Trump issues conditional OK for peace deal with Taliban-Fox Business” is withdrawn. Fox Business Network said a screen caption that provided the basis for the story was..
Reuters - Published

Fox Business retracts report on Trump issuing conditional OK for Taliban peace deal

Fox Business Network said its report on Wednesday that President Donald Trump has announced a conditional decision for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan is wrong.
Reuters - Published

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