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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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Heavy fighting flares between Taliban, Islamic State in Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban insurgents are battling fighters loyal to Islamic State over control of territory in eastern Afghanistan in some of the heaviest clashes over the past year between the rival militants,..
Reuters - Published

Russia, U.S., China aim to cajole Taliban into inter-Afghan talks

Russia, the United States and China will this week try to press Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents to hold talks with Afghan politicians and civilians, an important step in a process aimed at ending the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Taliban

7 People Killed In Attack On Afghan Communications Ministry In Central Kabul [Video]7 People Killed In Attack On Afghan Communications Ministry In Central Kabul

According to a report by Reuters, at least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Blast, gunfire as attackers hit ministry building in Kabul - officials [Video]Blast, gunfire as attackers hit ministry building in Kabul - officials

Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Afghan bird hunters carry on tradition amid chaos [Video]Afghan bird hunters carry on tradition amid chaos

Bird hunting is an ancient sport in Afghanistan, where local and migrating species have flocked for thousands of years. The tradition has persisted even through 40 years of violent conflict thanks to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Taliban launches deadly attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz [Video]Taliban launches deadly attack in Afghanistan's Kunduz

The group's fighters attacked the city from various directions after midnight, killing many and wounding over 50 others.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Taliban Opens Offensive Fights Across Afghanistan [Video]Taliban Opens Offensive Fights Across Afghanistan

According to Reuters.com, "Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, a day after the launch of their annual spring offensive, as fighting intensified across the country..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

ICC Rejects Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan [Video]ICC Rejects Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan

​ICC judges ruled unanimously "that an investigation [...] at this stage would not serve the interests of justice."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan [Video]Bomb in market kills 16 in southwest Pakistan

A bomb hidden among bags of potatoes at a Pakistani market killed at least 16 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, police said on Friday (April 12) Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:25Published

Thousands flee as ISIL fights Taliban for Afghanistan's Kunar province [Video]Thousands flee as ISIL fights Taliban for Afghanistan's Kunar province

More than 20 thousand people flee their homes as violence between ISIL and Taliban escalate.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

Three US Service Members, Contractor Killed In Afghanistan [Video]Three US Service Members, Contractor Killed In Afghanistan

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

3 U.S. Service Members, 1 Contractor Killed In Afghanistan Explosion [Video]3 U.S. Service Members, 1 Contractor Killed In Afghanistan Explosion

Reuters reports three U.S. service members and an American contractor were killed in Afghanistan by a car bomb on Monday. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in the statement that three U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

The long Afghan war takes a toll on children [Video]The long Afghan war takes a toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Twelve-year-old Zabiullah Mujahed hustles every day to shine shoes, one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Afghan women's orchestra braves to play [Video]Afghan women's orchestra braves to play

Zohra orchestra is an all-female group from Afghanistan currently playing in Britain. They fear U.S. peace talks with the Taliban could bring the group back in to power and once again deprive their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks. [Video]Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks.

Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni [Video]Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni

The US has conducted a series of air attacks against Taliban fighters, but elders and local officials say they killed 35 civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements [Video]US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements

​U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said negotiators drafted two potential agreements on counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally [Video]Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally

A live camera crew at a Kabul political rally records fleeing crowds and confusion as multiple rocket strikes landed nearby. At least one person was killed and several wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years [Video]All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years

The U.S. is in peace talks with the Taliban. The goal is to pull out of Afghanistan while ensuring the country doesn't become a terrorist safe haven.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference [Video]Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference

As the US and the Taliban negotiate peace, the Afghan women are refusing to be left behind.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Afghans follow peace talks with Taliban closely [Video]Afghans follow peace talks with Taliban closely

After 17 years of war, people wonder what is being debated or agreed upon on their behalf.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

 

More Afghan civilians now killed by US, pro-govt forces than by Talibans and other insurgent groups: United Nations

During the first three months of 2019, international and pro-government forces were responsible for the deaths of 305 civilians, whereas insurgent groups killed 227 people, the United Nations..
Firstpost - Published

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security..
Reuters - Published

Gunmen attack Afghan communications ministry in Kabul

Gunmen attacked the communications ministry in the center of Kabul on Saturday, interrupting months of relative calm in the Afghan capital and underlining security threats that have continued despite..
Reuters - Published

Daniel Pearl killing: Two Pakistan Taliban militants arrested by counter-terrorism officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pearl, who was the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists in Pakistan.
Firstpost - Published

U.S. envoy 'disappointed' by collapse of inter-Afghan peace meeting

The U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan expressed disappointment on Friday after the collapse of a planned meeting between the Taliban and a group of Afghan politicians in Qatar that exposed some of..
Reuters - Published

Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation

A meeting between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan has been postponed, officials and diplomats said on Thursday, citing..
Reuters - Published

Confusion, mistrust ahead of Afghan peace meeting in Doha

The latest meetings between the Taliban and Afghan politicians and civil society representatives aimed at ending more than 17 years of war in Afghanistan are set to begin on Friday in an atmosphere..
Reuters - Published

Taliban team at Afghan peace talks in Qatar to include women: spokesman

Women will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation to talks this month with U.S. officials and Afghan representatives in Qatar over the future of Afghanistan, the movement's main..
Reuters - Published

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