Taliban Peace Talks

  • A more moderate Taliban on the rise? February 21, 2012

    Kabul: From a simple mudwalled house above a steep Kabul hillside buried deep in snow, the Taliban's former guardian of virtue and oncefeared scourge of vice sees a revolution under way. Maulvi Qalamuddin, the bearded cleric who oversaw the religious police squads which roamed Afghan streets beating women, smashing televisions and...
  • Did not sideline Pak in Taliban peace talks: US January 27, 2012

    Washington: US has termed as 'untrue' sentiments inside Pakistan that it was being sidelined by the Obama Administration in peace talks with the Taliban. "Absolutely untrue", State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said, when asked there was a feeling inside Pakistan that they are being sidelined in these talks with Taliban. "We have...