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Pakistan to Release More Afghan Taliban Detainees

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani official says his country will release more Afghan Taliban detainees in order to boost the peace process in Afghanistan. During a trip to the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said the remaining detainees will be released “subsequently.” He did not give a timetable. Last month, Pakistan released eight Afghan Taliban […]

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Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday the prisoners were released “in order to further facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process.” Pakistan said that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released eight Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice during the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990′s. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday that among those released were former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, as well as two other former […]

Pakistan Releases More Afghan Taliban Prisoners

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has released four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including the minister of justice under Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990′s. Pakistani officials who did not want to be identified told reporters Monday that former Afghan Justice Minister Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, former Helmand province Governor Abdul Bari, and two other Afghan Taliban detainees have been […]

Taliban and NATO Exchange Heated Words through Statements

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan has accused the Taliban’s reclusive leader of issuing a “message of hate and hopelessness” to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. General John Allen said Friday Mullah Omar’s message focused on insurgent operations, revenge, death and lies. Allen said the faithful expect a message of […]

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NATO Commander: Taliban Leader Issues Eid Message of Death, Hate

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan says the Taliban’s reclusive leader has issued “an unmistakable message of death, hate and hopelessness” for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, the holy fasting month. U.S. General John Allen said Friday Mullah Omar’s Eid message focused on insurgent operations, revenge, death and […]

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Karzai Urges Taliban to Join Afghan Political Process

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is again urging Taliban fighters to lay down their weapons and join the political process. Speaking to reporters Thursday in Kabul, Mr. Karzai said the two sides could start peace talks based on common ground. He called on fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar to come to Afghanistan and open a political […]

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Karzai Urges Mullah Omar to Join Afghan Political Process

Posted July 12th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is again urging Taliban fighters — including their fugitive leader Mullah Omar — to lay down their weapons and join the political process. “Mullah Omar should come to Afghanistan and open a political office wherever he wants. But he should drop the gun. He and his friends should come and make […]

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Afghan Taliban Closes Dozens of Schools

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. newspaper says the Taliban has closed or partially closed about 50 schools in southeastern Afghanistan. The Washington Post reports the closings this week are in retaliation for an Afghan government decision banning motorcycles in the southern districts of Ghazni province where the vehicles have been used to carry out attacks on civilians […]

Taliban Guantanamo Prisoners Agree to Qatar Transfer

Posted March 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Five high-profile Taliban militants held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have agreed to be transferred to the Gulf state of Qatar. Senior Afghan officials told the media Saturday the five gave their consent to the transfer during a meeting with a visiting Afghan delegation earlier this week. But the transfer still […]

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