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Karzai again calls for national reconciliation


July 13th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeated his call to the Taliban to put down arms and join the process of national reconciliation in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs Taliban dreading pro-India Kabul: former CIA analyst


December 6th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Army helps the Afghan Taliban in fighting the Afghan government because it dreads a pro-India regime on its western border, according to a former ... Read more...

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After Osama, it should be Mullah Omar’s turn: Italy (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 2 (IANS) Hailing the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden as "a great victory" for the international community, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Monday said ... Read more...

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‘Buddhas of Bamiyan’ may be restored


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2(ANI): Scientists have said that it may be possible to reconstruct the smaller of two giant 1,500-year-old 'Buddhas of Bamiyan' statues blown up by the Taliban in Afghanistan 10 ... Read more...

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US doubtful about winning war on Pakistan border


December 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) US diplomats in Pakistan are sceptical about eventually winning the military struggle in Pakistan's badlands, saying peace talks go nowhere and murderous militants control key ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘commander’ negotiating peace with Afghan NATO chiefs was Pak ’shopkeeper’


November 24th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 24 (ANI): NATO chiefs in Afghanistan have been severely embarrassed after being let down by a Pakistani shopkeeper who disguised himself as a Taliban commander during secret peace negotiations, ... Read more...

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Taliban leader in secret Afghan talks was an impostor: Report


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) The secret talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban to end the conflict in the country - that were "showing promise" - seem to have hit ... Read more...

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Top Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials an ISI ‘impostor’?


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 23 (ANI): Top US and Afghan officials have apparently been conned by a man claiming to be a leading Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials.For months, the ... Read more...

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Pak acknowledges failed Times Square bomber met Taliban chief


July 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 26(ANI): Pakistan has acknowledged that Pakistani-American, Faisal Shahzad, who pleaded guilty to a New York bomb plot, had met Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud.Shahzad last month pleaded guilty ... Read more...

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Pakistan must act against Haqqani terror network: US


July 24th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has told Pakistan it must ban travel, freeze assets and put an arms embargo against key leaders of Pakistan-based Haqqani Network, identified as ... Read more...

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Failed Times Square bomber seen hugging TTP chief Hakeemullah in latest video


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad had met the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud, a new video has revealed.The latest video has come just days after ... Read more...

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Taliban chief met man who tried to bomb Times Square


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud had met Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad who tried to bomb New York's Times Square, shows a new video footage. The video clip shows ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Taliban, Haqqani Network leaders


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 23 (IANS) The United States has imposed sanctions on three prominent members of the Taliban and its affiliated Pakistan-based Haqqani Network "for supporting acts of terrorism".Those targeted ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban blasts Mullah Omar’s arrest report as US propaganda


July 6th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban has rejected reports about its chieftain Mullah Mohammed Omar being arrested in Karachi in March this year.Taliban spokesperson Zabeehullah described media reports about Mullah ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban chief’s close aide arrested


March 25th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 25 (IANS/AKI) A close aide of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar and former governor of Afghanistan's Oruzgan province, Abdul Hai Salik, was arrested here Thursday, a media report said. Salik ... Read more...

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Second in Command of the Taliban Captured!


February 17th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Karachi, Feb 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to officials, the top military commander of the Taliban was captured and arrested in Pakistan, during an operation involving the CIA and Pakistanis in a ... Read more...

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US officials says top Taliban leader’s capture a turning point


February 17th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A top Afghan Taliban military leader's capture in Pakistan represents a turning point in the US-led war against the militants and is also potentially a ... Read more...

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Troops pullout from Afghanistan to start by late 2010 (Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 28 (IANS) An international conference on Afghanistan ended here Thursday by agreeing to begin pulling out Western troops in late 2010 while setting up a multi-million ... Read more...

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Millions of dollars offered to wean away Taliban militants


January 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 28 (IANS) An international conference on Afghanistan opened here Thursday with the establishment of a multi-million dollar trust fund to wean away Taliban militants who renounce ... Read more...

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Drone attacks may be expanded in Pakistan: report


December 14th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Senior US officials are pushing to expand CIA drone strikes beyond Pakistan's tribal region and into Quetta to pressurise Islamabad to pursue Taliban leaders based there, the ... Read more...

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Taliban chief Mullah Omar is in Karachi: Report


November 20th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Taliban, is living in Karachi with the help of Pakistan's intelligence service, The Washington Times said Friday. Mullah Omar, who ... Read more...

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Afghan President Karzai’s brother receives regular pay from CIA: NYT


October 28th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 28 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, who is alleged to be an important player in the country's booming illegal opium trade, receives regular payments ... Read more...

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Karzai’s brother said to be on CIA payroll: NYT


October 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 28(IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother Ahmed Wali Karzai, a suspected player in the country's booming illegal opium trade, has been getting regular payments from the Central Intelligence ... Read more...

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Pakistan not providing any terror safe havens to extremists: Qureshi


July 26th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that his country is not providing any terror safe havens to terror groups.Qureshi said Islamabad does not want the ... Read more...

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Taliban threatens to kill U.S. soldier in Afghanistan


July 17th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 17 (ANI): Taliban commanders delivered an ultimatum to the U.S. military on Thursday to withdraw from south eastern Afghanistan or an American soldier they had captured last week would ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks US concessions on India to play broker with Taliban


July 11th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's military has offered to play a broker between the US and the Taliban, but in return it wants concessions from Washington over Islamabad's concerns with India, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda plotting bio attack on US via Mexico? (Lead)


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 3 (IANS) Al Qaeda has threatened to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border to stage another mass-casualty terrorist attack ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda eyes bio attack on US from Mexico: Report


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 3 (IANS) Al Qaeda has threatened to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border to stage another mass-casualty terrorist attack ... Read more...

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Islamabad’’s deal with the Taliban may be a turning point in battle against extremism


March 1st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.1 (ANI): A spate of ceasefires between the Pakistani army and government, on one hand and the Pakistani Taliban across northern Pakistan, on the other, are a strategic ploy that ... Read more...

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Pakistan acceptance of Durand Line will be its failure on Kashmir front


February 28th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Ontario, Feb 28 (ANI): If Pakistan attempts to secure the Durand Line by withdrawing its security forces from the Indian border, it would be seen as a failure of the Pakistan Governments ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar sacks Baitullah for fighting against Pak Army


January 26th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan 26 (ANI): Taliban supreme commander Mullah Mohammed Omar has sacked Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud for fighting against the Pakistan Army instead of with the NATO forces.Mullah Omar has ... Read more...

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