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  • Pakistani Taliban Leaders Pledge Support to Islamic State

  • 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.

  • Afghan Taliban’s Mullah Omar Calls on U.S. to Remove All Troops

  • Afghans Finish Voting as Attacks Kill 14 Civilian

    More than 7 million Afghans voted to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai yesterday, braving attacks that killed at least 46 as the war-torn country strives to complete its first democratic transfer of power since the U.S. ousted the Taliban in 2001.

  • Afghans Count Votes With Peaceful Power Transition at Stake

    Afghan election officials began counting votes from a presidential runoff two days ago as the world waits to see whether it can complete its first peaceful transfer of power since the U.S. invasion in 2001.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pakistan Must Pressure Taliban, Former U.S. Envoy Says

    Pakistan should use its leverage to press Taliban leaders to make peace with the government in neighboring Afghanistan, according to the recently retired U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

  • Ex-Spy Chief Says Pakistan Can’t Deliver Taliban to Talks

    The U.S. has “unrealistic expectations” about Pakistan’s ability to bring Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar to peace talks, according to a former Pakistani intelligence and military chief.

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