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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 organisation in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader is Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.

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Afghan women's rights: Mother's names recorded on kids' ID cards [Video]

Afghan women's rights: Mother's names recorded on kids' ID cards

Former Taliban commander Akbar Agha says the law is un-Islamic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet [Video]

Fighting continues in Afghanistan as gov’t and Taliban meet

It is the first time after nearly two decades that the Afghan government and the Taliban are meeting face to face. But as they meet in Doha, attacks are continuing in Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:36Published
Afghan Peace Talks: Can the Taliban Compromise? [Video]

Afghan Peace Talks: Can the Taliban Compromise?

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 04:45Published
Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar [Video]

Talks between Afghan government and Taliban open in Qatar

Nearly 20 years of war has led to the deaths and injury of an estimated 300,000 Iraqi and Afghan people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal [Video]

Pompeo urges Afghans to make peace deal

Afghan government representatives and Taliban insurgents met on Saturday to begin historic peace talks aimed at ending two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands of combatants and civilians...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:26Published
Afghan observers tamp down peace prospects as Taliban talks begin [Video]

Afghan observers tamp down peace prospects as Taliban talks begin

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 05:28Published
Afghan, Taliban talks aim to end decades of war [Video]

Afghan, Taliban talks aim to end decades of war

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:47Published
Taliban kill four survivors of Afghanistan flash floods [Video]

Taliban kill four survivors of Afghanistan flash floods

Taliban fighters killed four civilians on Thursday during clashes with Afghan forces in the central province of Parwan, amid rescue work after flash floods claimed more than 150 lives, officials said...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Afghan govt begins releasing last Taliban prisoners [Video]

Afghan govt begins releasing last Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government has begun releasing the last Taliban prisoners from a final batch of 400 who the militants want freed before they agree to start peace negotiations, a security agency spokesman..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:07Published
Afghan president backs release of 400 Taliban prisoners [Video]

Afghan president backs release of 400 Taliban prisoners

Their release has been a pre-condition for the armed group to hold peace talks with the government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published
Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners [Video]

Afghanistan to free 'hard-core' Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan has agreed to release 40 Taliban prisoners, accused of some of the country's bloodiest attacks, in order to pave the way for peace talks. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Afghan president agrees Taliban prisoner release [Video]

Afghan president agrees Taliban prisoner release

President Ghani's statement comes after Afghan grand assembly passed a resolution on Sunday morning.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:50Published

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Afghan-Taliban talks: Government calls for ceasefire

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