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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.

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Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks

afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks
In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.
BBC News - Published

Acting Pentagon chief supports Kabul role in peace talks

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday it was important for the Afghan government to be included in talks to end the country's 17-year war, an involvement that the Taliban has so..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Taliban

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan [Video]Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a red carpet welcome before overseeing the historical deal. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: general [Video]U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: general

Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told Reuters on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

U.S. Tightens Its Belt In Afghanistan [Video]U.S. Tightens Its Belt In Afghanistan

According to Reuters, a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday that even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades [Video]India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades

India's government says it has "incontrovertible evidence" that a suicide bombing that killed 44 security forces in Kashmir -- the worst attack in decades -- involved rival Pakistan. Michelle Hennessy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Afghan interpreters plead with UK government for asylum [Video]Afghan interpreters plead with UK government for asylum

Hunted by the Taliban, Al Jazeera hears from Afghan interpreters who live in fear because they worked with British soldiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:24Published

The Pentagon's Acting Chief Has Arrived in Afghanistan Amid a Push for Peace [Video]The Pentagon's Acting Chief Has Arrived in Afghanistan Amid a Push for Peace

The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:30Published

Afghan president offers Taliban local office [Video]Afghan president offers Taliban local office

Ashraf Ghani said he was willing to 'sacrifice my head' for peace in Afghanistan. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Afghan Taliban Says No Date Yet For U.S. Troops Drawdown [Video]Afghan Taliban Says No Date Yet For U.S. Troops Drawdown

According to Reuters, a Taliban official said that no timetable had been agreed with the U.S. government for the partial withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, and that negotiations were still..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Taliban Says U.S. Promised To Cut Troops In Afghanistan By April [Video]Taliban Says U.S. Promised To Cut Troops In Afghanistan By April

A Taliban official said the United States had promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April. But a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Washington had “not agreed to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Mixed feelings in Afghanistan over US-Taliban talks [Video]Mixed feelings in Afghanistan over US-Taliban talks

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban have stirred up mixed feelings among Afghans.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Trump looks to bring troops home [Video]Trump looks to bring troops home

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was holding "constructive talks" with groups in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, and would be able to reduce the U.S. troop presence and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Fears a deal with the Taliban will affect Afghan women's rights [Video]Fears a deal with the Taliban will affect Afghan women's rights

Many Afghan women think a deal between the US and the Taliban will limit their rights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

U.S. Sees Contours of Peace Accord With Taliban to End War In Afghanistan [Video]U.S. Sees Contours of Peace Accord With Taliban to End War In Afghanistan

According to Reuters, the United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official [Video]Afghanistan peace 'not going to be an easy process': US official

The US could leave Afghanistan in exchange for the Taliban joining government and ensuring the country will not be used by armed groups, but achieving peace will be far more complicated.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

The Fate Of Afghanistan In The Hands Of These Soldiers [Video]The Fate Of Afghanistan In The Hands Of These Soldiers

According to Business Insider, As US and Taliban officials move closer to reaching a deal during ongoing peace talks, the fate of Afghanistan may soon rest in the hands of its national army soldiers...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

CIA Expresses Doubts That Taliban Will Honor Promises Made In Peace Talks [Video]CIA Expresses Doubts That Taliban Will Honor Promises Made In Peace Talks

According to a report by Business Insider, on Tuesday, in a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director Gina Haspel was asked if she trusts the Taliban to uphold their promise to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Afghanistan's Gen Z wary of any future with the Taliban [Video]Afghanistan's Gen Z wary of any future with the Taliban

Afghanistan’s post 9/11 generation has grown up in a 17-year window shadowed by war, but with the freedom to pursue music, sports or fashion. Now, with the Taliban in talks with the U.S., which could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Trendy Afghan teens wary of any future with the Taliban [Video]Trendy Afghan teens wary of any future with the Taliban

Afghan youth in cities face an uncertain future with the possibility of the Taliban taking on a formal role in government under peace talks with the United States.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Afghan Peace Talks 'Encouraging,' Acting Pentagon Chief Says [Video]Afghan Peace Talks 'Encouraging,' Acting Pentagon Chief Says

According to Reuters, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said that he was encouraged by U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban insurgents but added he had not yet been tasked with planning a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

US Reportedly Committed To Pulling Out Of Afghanistan [Video]US Reportedly Committed To Pulling Out Of Afghanistan

Business Insider reports the US has committed to pulling forces out of Afghanistan in an attempt to stop the 17-year-long war. A US official told Reuters there has been "significant progress" in peace..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

Afghan peace talks Afghan peace talks "encouraging": Shanahan

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he was encouraged by U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban insurgents but added he had not yet been tasked with planning a full withdrawal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:33Published

U.S. committed to Afghan pullout: official [Video]U.S. committed to Afghan pullout: official

A senior U.S. government official, speaking after six days of U.S. peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, said on Monday that Washington was committed to withdrawing foreign forces from Afghanistan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

US And Taliban Agree To Peace Framework [Video]US And Taliban Agree To Peace Framework

According to CNN, United States officials and leaders of the Taliban have agreed to a peace framework that could potentially bring an end to Afghanistan's decades-long war. U.S. diplomat Zalmay..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Afghans do not want foreign forces long term - president [Video]Afghans do not want foreign forces long term - president

Ashraf Ghani spoke as six days of talks between a U.S. team and the Afghan Taliban came to a close. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

 

Afghan president offers Taliban local office, but group wants Doha instead

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday offered the Taliban the possibility of opening an office in Afghanistan but the proposal was swiftly spurned by the group that is determined to keep his..
Reuters - Published

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