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` Afghan High Council Confirms Former Taliban Leader is Held by UAE with intention to Disrupt Peace Talks '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 17 – (KP) – The Afghan High Council has confirmed that the former Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim has been held in United Arab Emirates (UAE). 112 more words

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` Taliban Militants have Reportedly Executed at Least Four Policemen in Wardak Province '

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – April 17 – Taliban militants have reportedly executed at least four Afghan policemen in the Wardak province of Afghanistan.

They were abducted from the Asadbad district on Tuesday night, the Khaama Press said. 67 more words

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` Peace Talks to continue with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan on a Low Key Basis as Meeting Ended '

#AceWorldNews – ISLAMABAD April 17 – (DWN) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) at the Prime Minister House on Thursday during it was decided that the peace talks process with the Taliban would continue on a slow place based on a wait and see policy. 88 more words

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Pakistan Taliban announce end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban have announced that they will not extend the ceasefire they began in March, effectively ending their truce with the government.A Pakistani Taliban (TTP) spokesman said the move was due to the government ignoring their demands, but that they remained committed to peace talks.There was no immediate response from the government.Peace talks with the TTP were a key campaign pledge for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in last year’s elections.The two sides had agreed to the ceasefire as part of peace efforts.’Sincere’ peace talksThe TTP pledged a month-long ceasefire on 1 March, which was later extended to 10 April. 10 more words

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Afghan deputy minister kidnapped in Kabul

Unidentified armed men have abducted Afghan Deputy Minister of Public Works Ahmad Shah Wahid in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul.Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said Wahid was being driven to his office on Tuesday, when four gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on the deputy minister’s car in the Khair Khana district of northwestern Kabul, and kidnapped him. 83 more words

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Pakistani Taliban declares end to ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban has been conducting talks with the government through a group of negotiators
Armed group blames arrests and killings of people associated with it for its decision but is still open to talks. 13 more words

Wax Ear & Brass Nose

As you can read on the image from yesterday’s post, Afghani woman Aesha Mohammadzai had her nose and ears cut off by her father-in-law after she was released from a Taliban jail. 562 more words

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