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  • Germans Among 61 Taliban Fighters Killed in Pakistan Air Strikes

    Pakistani air strikes in the country’s northern tribal regions killed 61 militants, including German fighters, damping prospects for peace with homegrown Taliban guerrillas.

  • U.S. Nears Agreement With Afghanistan on Troops Post-2014

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they were close to completing a security agreement that would allow some U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

  • Pakistan Leader to Meet Karzai as Stalled U.S. Pact Risks Strife

    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heads to Afghanistan tomorrow to discuss security issues with President Hamid Karzai, whose reluctance to sign a pact to retain U.S. troops beyond 2014 has stoked concern in the region.

  • Taliban Hold High-Level Talks With Karzai Government, Washington Post Says

    By Karen DeYoung, Peter Finn and Craig Whitlock Oct. 5 (Washington Post) -- Taliban representatives and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai have begun secret, high-level talks over a negotiated end to the war, according to Afghan and Arab sources. The talks follow inconclusive meetings, hosted by Saudi Arabia, that ended more than a year ago. While emphasizing the preliminary nature of the current discussions, the sources said that for the first time they believe that Taliban representatives are fully authorized to speak for the Quetta Shura, the Afghan Taliban organization based in Pakistan, and its leader, Mohammad Omar. "They are very, very serious about finding a way out," one source close to the talks said of the Taliban. Although Omar's representatives have long publicly insisted that negotiations were impossible until all foreign troops withdraw, a position seemingly buoyed by the Taliban's resilience

  • Afghan Minister Daudzai Sees Accord With U.S. on Security

    Afghanistan’s interior minister said tough negotiations with the U.S. will pay off in a security agreement letting American forces maintain a presence in his country after most troops depart next year.

  • Mehsud’s Death Risks U.S.-Pakistan Thaw in Sharif Test

    A U.S. drone strike that killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban risks reversing a thaw between the nations two weeks after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cited improved ties to woo investment on a visit to Washington.

  • Pakistan to Free Taliban’s Top Commander for Afghan Peace Talks

    Pakistan said today it would release the Afghan Taliban’s top military commander in a move that Afghanistan has said would encourage insurgents to join peace talks before the U.S. reduces troops next year.

  • NATO Allies Leaving Afghanistan End Rebuilding in South

    NATO allies yesterday marked the end of an almost decade-long involvement in building schools, hospitals, roads and government institutions in a swath of southern Afghanistan.

  • Church Slaughter May Derail Sharif Talks as Pakistan Bleeds

    Zahid Khan advocated talks with Taliban militants in 2009 to stem a barrage of terror attacks in the northwest Pakistan province where his party led the ruling coalition. Now he sees negotiations as a waste of time.

  • Bomb in Microphone Kills Afghan Governor at Mosque on Holiday

    A bomb placed inside a microphone at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan killed a provincial governor and wounded 18 others during prayers to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, local official said.

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