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Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan

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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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Officials say insider attack left 9 dead in Afghanistan; Taliban says two dozen

officials say insider attack left 9 dead in afghanistan; taliban says two dozen
Kabul, Afghanistan – At least one member of an Afghan militia opened fire on his fellow militiamen early Saturday, killing nine, in what the country’s interior ministry called an insider attack, an..
WorldNews - Published

Afghanistan papers detail US dysfunction: 'We did not know what we were doing'

afghanistan papers detail us dysfunction: 'we did not know what we were doing'
A key theme of the trove of documents published this week was the lack of coherence in Washington’s approach to Afghanistan from the outset In the midst of Barack Obama’s much vaunted military..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Taliban


First round of resurrected US-Taliban peace talks open in Qatar [Video]First round of resurrected US-Taliban peace talks open in Qatar

Renewed negotiations expected to pave the way for direct talks between Taliban and Kabul to end 18 years of war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

US-Taliban talks: Informal negotiations resume [Video]US-Taliban talks: Informal negotiations resume

Taliban says it is willing to restart peace talks with US, as President Trump tells troops in Afghanistan he thinks group is ready to strike a deal.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:48Published

In surprise trip to Afghanistan, Trump says Taliban talks resumed [Video]In surprise trip to Afghanistan, Trump says Taliban talks resumed

Donald Trump makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day, his first since becoming the US president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Donald Trump visits US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving [Video]Donald Trump visits US troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump has paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

In Afghanistan, Trump voices hope for ceasefire [Video]In Afghanistan, Trump voices hope for ceasefire

U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

'The Taliban wants to make a deal': Trump in Afghanistan [Video]'The Taliban wants to make a deal': Trump in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap [Video]U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Afghanistan to swap Taliban leaders for western professors [Video]Afghanistan to swap Taliban leaders for western professors

Afghanistan to swap Taliban leaders for western professors

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:10Published

Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani [Video]Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Taliban prisoner swap for U.S., Aussie professors [Video]Taliban prisoner swap for U.S., Aussie professors

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he has secured the release of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan in exchange for three captured Taliban. It's part of a wider effort to revamp..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

US cutting troops but ‘still committed’ to Afghan solution: Esper [Video]US cutting troops but ‘still committed’ to Afghan solution: Esper

Reducing the number of foreign troops in Afghanistan was goal of recent talks between the US and the Taliban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan [Video]House speaker Pelosi makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks [Video]Esper in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to kickstart Taliban talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Kabul on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:36Published

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque bombing [Video]At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque bombing

A spokesman for Nangarhar province's governor says there were multiple blasts from explosives placed inside the mosque in the Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. Mia Womersley reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

 

U.S. officials 'pause' Taliban talks after suicide attack

U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan..
Reuters - Published

Taliban attack on U.S. military base kills two, injures dozens

Suicide bombers struck the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo condemns deadly Taliban attack on U.S. military base

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing in Afghanistan near Bagram air force base that he said killed more than four dozen civilians and wounded at least five..
Reuters - Published

Taliban has to integrate into new Afghanistan, says Afghan chief of mission

Speaking exclusively to our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal, Afghanistan's Chief of mission Tahir Qadiry said Afghanistan government want peace talks which are dignified and enduring peace.
DNA - Published

Shooting in the dark; Afghanistan's endless war pits brother against brother

The 19-year-old Taliban deserter is haunted by the memory of the attack on a police checkpoint in northern Afghanistan in August.
Reuters - Published

US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha

us resumes talks with taliban in doha
DOHA: Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a US source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America´s longest war...
WorldNews - Published

Washington resumes talks with Taliban in Qatar, US source says

Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a US source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war. 
France 24 - Published

If Taliban engages with Afghan govt, India can drop its hesitations: Former envoy Amar Sinha

Amar Sinha, India's former ambassador to Afghanistan, was speaking at the platform of WION World Order - Talking Diplomacy.
DNA - Published

US’s Afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in Kabul

us’s afghan peace envoy makes surprise stop in kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington’s special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday to launch an “accelerated effort” to get Afghans on both sides of the..
WorldNews - Published

U.S. envoy to rejoin Doha talks with Taliban after Kabul visit, says State Department

U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, after a visit to Kabul, will travel to Qatar to rejoin talks with Taliban negotiators on steps that could lead to a ceasefire and a settlement to the war in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. peace envoy in Kabul for revival of talks: sources

U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to meet Afghanistan's president to discuss ways of resuming peace talks, Afghan government officials said, after negotiations with the..
Reuters - Published

Germany insists Afghan government must be involved in Taliban talks

germany insists afghan government must be involved in taliban talks
Germany's defense minister has called for Afghan politicians to play a role in peace talks with the Taliban. The militant Islamist group has refused to engage with Kabul, instead focusing on direct..
WorldNews - Published

Exclusive: U.S. troop drawdowns in Afghanistan 'not necessarily' tied to Taliban deal - Esper

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday that any future troop drawdowns in Afghanistan were "not necessarily" linked to a deal with Taliban insurgents, suggesting some lowering of force levels..
Reuters - Published

Afghan official: 2 intelligence officials shot dead in Kabul

afghan official: 2 intelligence officials shot dead in kabul
An Afghan official says a gunman has opened fire on a vehicle in the capital, Kabul, killing two intelligence officials and wounding three others. Afghan interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi says..
WorldNews - Published

Timothy Weeks recalls Taliban hostage ordeal - 'I never gave up hope'

Australian Timothy Weeks says he thinks US special forces tried to rescue him six times.
BBC News - Published

Australia's Weeks says hope helped him survive Taliban captivity

Timothy Weeks, the Australian academic released by the Taliban in November after being kept hostage for more than three years, said on Sunday that hope helped him survive the ordeal.
Reuters - Published

Australian Timothy Weeks never gave up 'hope of release' from Taliban captivity

Australian academic Timothy Weeks says his three years as a Taliban hostage in Afghanistan has had a "profound and unimaginable effect" on him.
SBS - Published

Trump says talks with Taliban are back on

trump says talks with taliban are back on
President Trump has returned to Florida without an apparent plan for peace in Afghanistan. Mr. Trump told reporters that the U.S. was talking to the Taliban. Weijia Jiang reports. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Will peace talks with the Taliban lead to a deal?

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's efforts to reopen peace talks with the Taliban, as well as the House impeachment inquiry.
CBS News - Published

After Trump's Afghan visit, Taliban say they are ready to resume peace talks

The Taliban said on Friday they were ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump visited U.S. troops in Afghanistan and said he believed the radical group..
Reuters - Published

Trump makes first visit to Afghanistan, reopening peace talks with Taliban

President Trump is renewing a promise to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan by reopening peace talks with the Taliban. The president made the announcement during his surprise Thanksgiving visit to the..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

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Trump reveals peace talks with Taliban have resumed; Veterans helping elementary school with overdue maintenance.
CBS News - Published

Trump reveals peace talks with Taliban have resumed

President Trump is flying back to the U.S. after making a secret trip to Afghanistan to visit troops. While there, the president revealed the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in peace talks aimed at..
CBS News - Published

Trump says Taliban wants deal in Afghanistan visit

President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a..
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump serves US troops in Bagram Air Field visit

President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he participated in serving Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field and said he believes the Taliban wants a ceasefire...
USATODAY.com - Published

After more than three years as a Taliban hostage, Tim Weeks has returned to Australia

Australian man Timothy Weeks has arrived home after being held hostage in Afghanistan for more than three years.
SBS - Published

Trump says Taliban talks back on during visit with troops in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had resumed talks with Taliban insurgents as he made a surprise trip to Afghanistan to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with troops.
France 24 - Published

Taliban hostage Tim Weeks returns to Australia

Australian man Timothy Weeks has arrived home after being held hostage in Afghanistan for more than three years.
SBS - Published

Trump makes surprise Afghanistan trip, voices hope for ceasefire

President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war.
Reuters - Published

Iran foreign minister meets senior Taliban official in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks in Tehran with a Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the group's founders, the official IRNA news agency reported on..
Reuters - Published

PM thanks Trump for Timothy Weeks' release

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called Donald Trump to thank the US president for his help in securing the release of Timothy Weeks from Taliban custody.
SBS - Published

Trump: 'We're working on an agreement now with the Taliban'

trump: 'we're working on an agreement now with the taliban'
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Friday seemed to suggest that formal negotiations with the Taliban were back on -- months after the peace talks with the militant group collapsed. "We're working on an..
WorldNews - Published

US backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan

India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan's government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored virulently anti-Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

Red Cross says it handed over 10 Afghan soldiers after release by Taliban

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it facilitated the release of 10 Afghan security force members detained by the Taliban and handed them over to Afghan authorities.
Reuters - Published

Trump says he hopes release of captives in Afghanistan prompts ceasefire

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he hopes the release of two Western prisoners held hostage by the Afghan Taliban this week could help pave the way to an end to the war in Afghanistan.
Reuters - Published

Two U.S. military members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

Officials promptly dismiss Taliban claim that it downed the craft but say the cause of the crash is being investigated
CBS News - Published

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

report finds the taliban were deadlier than isis in 2018
(CNN)Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index..
WorldNews - Published

Tim Weeks 'in good spirits' after three years in Taliban captivity: PM

Australian Timothy Weeks and American Kevin King have been released by the Taliban as part of a stalled hostage swap deal.
SBS - Published

Family 'relieved' after Australian professor Timothy Weeks freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Australian Timothy Weeks and American Kevin King have been released by the Taliban as part of a stalled hostage swap deal.
SBS - Published

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