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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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'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud [Video]

'It Did Not Work': Pompeo Unable To End Afghan Political Feud

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday tried to rescue a U.S.-led effort to bring peace to Afghanistan. Pompeo met with Taliban officials at a Qatari military base after visiting Kabul. According..

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Afghan women concerned about resurgent Taliban [Video]

Afghan women concerned about resurgent Taliban

Women gained equal rights in the 2004 constitution, but nothing is guaranteed.

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Afghanistan-Taliban talks at risk as unrest continues [Video]

Afghanistan-Taliban talks at risk as unrest continues

There have been nearly 80 attacks in Afghanistan since the US and the Taliban signed a peace deal a week ago.

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The Test for Taliban Deal: Will it Lead to Meaningful Negotiations? [Video]

The Test for Taliban Deal: Will it Lead to Meaningful Negotiations?

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Afghanistan: US strikes Taliban targets for the first time since peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan: US strikes Taliban targets for the first time since peace deal

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Blast hits football ground in eastern Afghanistan [Video]

Blast hits football ground in eastern Afghanistan

At least three people killed, 11 wounded in Khost province explosion as the Taliban says it is resuming operations.

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Hameed Hakimi on France 24: US-Taliban peace deal is a significant historical moment [Video]

Hameed Hakimi on France 24: US-Taliban peace deal is a significant historical moment

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President Ghani rejects peace deal's prisoner swap with Taliban [Video]

President Ghani rejects peace deal's prisoner swap with Taliban

Government never committed to set free 5,000 Taliban prisoners as a precondition for talks with the group, says Ghani.

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Afghans fear return to Taliban rule after US peace deal signed [Video]

Afghans fear return to Taliban rule after US peace deal signed

Afghans fear return to Taliban rule after US peace deal signed

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The human cost of the Afghan war and Taliban attacks [Video]

The human cost of the Afghan war and Taliban attacks

Al Jazeera takes a look at the human cost of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign agreement aimed at ending war

Agreement signed in Qatar's capital, Doha, could result in US troops leaving Afghanistan within 14 months.

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Trump Wants To Immediately Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan [Video]

Trump Wants To Immediately Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

The U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement aimed at ending America’s war in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump said he plans to start pulling troops out of Afghanistan immediately. He said:..

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US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of war [Video]

US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of war

US signs peace deal with Afghanistan's Taliban after 18 years of warView on euronews

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Trump Praises Deal With Afghanistan [Video]

Trump Praises Deal With Afghanistan

President Donald Trump said he would personally meet with leaders of the Taliban. He rejected criticism of the U.S. making a deal with the insurgents in Afghanistan. The deal paves the way for a full..

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Trump hails Afghanistan deal, plans to meet Taliban leaders [Video]

Trump hails Afghanistan deal, plans to meet Taliban leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a deal that the United States signed with Taliban insurgents and said he would personally meet with leaders of the group in the near future. This report..

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Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan's Taliban, US sign peace deal

Peace deal signed in Qatari capital, Doha, will pave the way for the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 13:43Published
Afghans react to US-Taliban deal: Mixture of hope and fear [Video]

Afghans react to US-Taliban deal: Mixture of hope and fear

Some Afghans believe the country will be better off with no foreign troops, while others fear the Taliban's return.

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Taliban spokesperson in Doha [Video]

Taliban spokesperson in Doha

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Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal [Video]

Afghanistan: Fears political divide may thwart peace deal

Despite recent reduction in violence, political divisions in Kabul may pose a challenge to ending the war against the Taliban.

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Pompeo: US will sign agreement with Taliban 'if and only if' there's reduction in violence [Video]

Pompeo: US will sign agreement with Taliban 'if and only if' there's reduction in violence

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is considering signing an agreement with the Taliban. He said they would only sign if the week-long reduction in violence is successful. According to CNN,..

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Afghans welcome week-long truce between US forces and Taliban [Video]

Afghans welcome week-long truce between US forces and Taliban

If all goes to plan a peace accord is due to be signed at the end of the week in Qatar where the Taliban have a political office.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:25Published
US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal [Video]

US-Taliban truce begins, raising hopes of peace deal

US-led forces, Kabul forces and Taliban fighters will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

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Pompeo says Afghan negotiating team looks 'pretty inclusive'

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At least 27 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban assaults

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U.S special envoy congratulates Afghan leaders on 'inclusive' team for Taliban talks

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Pompeo strives to salvage stalled Afghanistan peace effort

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Pompeo to meet Taliban leaders after Kabul visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Taliban officials in Doha on Monday on his return from a one-day trip to Afghanistan in an effort to salvage a historic deal signed with the insurgents in..
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Secretary of State Pompeo to meet Taliban in Doha: State Department

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Pompeo meets Afghan political rivals during visit to Kabul

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the Afghan capital on Monday on a previously unannounced visit to try to salvage a historic deal between Washington and the Taliban, struck in February..
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Kabul to meet Afghan political rivals

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Taliban-Afghan government Skype call breathes life into peace process

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