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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. The leadership is based in Quetta, Pakistan.

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U.S., Taliban aim to firm up date for foreign force exit from Afghanistan

Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on a Taliban guarantee militants won't..
Reuters - Published

Taliban delegation holds talks in China as part of peace push

China recently played host to a Taliban delegation as part of efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, China's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Taliban

New Afghan police chief takes on corruption [Video]New Afghan police chief takes on corruption

Khoshal Sadat, the new head of Afghan police force, has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuse and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital [Video]Car bomb targets U.S. convoy in Afghan capital

A car bomb targeting a U.S. convoy has exploded in Kabul, Afghanistan, wounding four U.S. service members as well as causing other casualties. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release [Video]'American Taliban' Lindh Set For Release

On Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States would be closely watching John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, after his release..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Pompeo Calls Pending Release Of 'American Taliban' 'Unexplainable & Unconscionable' [Video]Pompeo Calls Pending Release Of 'American Taliban' 'Unexplainable & Unconscionable'

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized the pending release of John Walker Lindh, the American captured in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, and said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is due to be released on Thursday after 17 years in U.S. federal prison. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Afghan women still face perils at work and home [Video]Afghan women still face perils at work and home

Access to public life has improved for Afghan women since U.S.-backed forces ousted the Taliban, though many hardships remain, including the threat of militants increasingly targeting their workplaces...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul [Video]Afghanistan: Taliban attacks Counterpart International in Kabul

Security officials say the attack targeted the office of non-profit Counterpart International in the Shahr-e-Naw area.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:29Published

US-Taliban talks: Who is Mullah Baradar? [Video]US-Taliban talks: Who is Mullah Baradar?

Taliban cofounder turned political chief, Abdul Ghani Baradar has worked in the shadows his entire life.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published

Afghan leaders hold congress over peace moves involving Taliban [Video]Afghan leaders hold congress over peace moves involving Taliban

Thousands of regional leaders from across Afghanistan gather to discuss how to achieve peace with the Taliban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Afghanistan holds Loya Jirga to discuss Taliban peace talks [Video]Afghanistan holds Loya Jirga to discuss Taliban peace talks

About 3,200 delegates gather in Afghan capital to 'lay foundation' for peace talks as the Taliban calls for boycott.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

 
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