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#Taliban

# taliban - Saturday 12 September, 2020

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
# Doha
# Doha

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 1:22 PM 20,179 Views 31 Comments

“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.

# taliban - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
# Bounties
# Bounties

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Jul 1st 2020, 3:35 PM 21,172 Views 61 Comments

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

# taliban - Saturday 29 February, 2020

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 6:13 PM 23,820 Views 53 Comments

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

# taliban - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
# Taking A Trip
# Taking A Trip

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

Nov 29th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,258 Views 17 Comments

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

# taliban - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Nov 19th 2019, 10:53 AM 21,481 Views 6 Comments

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

# taliban - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks
# Disturbing The Peace Talks
# Disturbing The Peace Talks

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks

Updated Sep 8th 2019, 4:57 PM 33,311 Views 49 Comments

Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.

# taliban - Sunday 6 January, 2019

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Jan 6th 2019, 3:14 PM 10,584 Views 3 Comments

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

# taliban - Friday 21 December, 2018

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Surprise Move
# Surprise Move

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

Dec 21st 2018, 6:59 AM 14,397 Views 68 Comments

The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.

# taliban - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers
# Deadly Insurgency
# Deadly Insurgency

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Aug 26th 2018, 10:44 AM 7,739 Views 2 Comments

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

# taliban - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

Jun 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 9,597 Views 17 Comments

Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.

# taliban - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

Jan 27th 2018, 3:13 PM 12,865 Views 72 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault
# Joshua Boyle
# Joshua Boyle

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:10 AM 49,073 Views 33 Comments

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

# taliban - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet
# Safe Havens
# Safe Havens

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Jan 2nd 2018, 7:38 AM 26,263 Views 27 Comments

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

# taliban - Friday 1 December, 2017

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college
# Taliban
# Taliban

Nine killed and dozens injured after burqa-clad gunmen storm Pakistani college

Dec 1st 2017, 12:12 PM 7,752 Views 27 Comments

The Taliban militants targeted students in today’s raid.

# taliban - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

Oct 21st 2017, 3:00 PM 32,443 Views 53 Comments

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

# taliban - Thursday 12 October, 2017

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'
# Kidnapped
# Kidnapped

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Oct 12th 2017, 5:47 PM 24,075 Views 29 Comments

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

# taliban - Monday 24 July, 2017

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing
# Taliban
# Taliban

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

Jul 24th 2017, 6:57 AM 4,730 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

# taliban - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan
# Roadside Bomb
# Roadside Bomb

Horror roadside blast kills 11 members of one family in Afghanistan

May 20th 2017, 7:56 AM 7,429 Views 8 Comments

Provincial authorities have blamed the Taliban for the atrocity.

# taliban - Friday 28 April, 2017

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed
# Alexander Blackman
# Alexander Blackman

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

Apr 28th 2017, 8:14 AM 14,367 Views 90 Comments

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.

# taliban - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people
# Suicide Bombers
# Suicide Bombers

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people

Apr 22nd 2017, 4:36 PM 12,909 Views 15 Comments

Families gathered outside the base to hear news of their loved ones at the base in northern Afghanistan.

# taliban - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced
# Alexander Blackman
# Alexander Blackman

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced

Mar 15th 2017, 12:47 PM 14,628 Views 61 Comments

Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.

# taliban - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter
# Caught On Camera
# Caught On Camera

Court allows partial release of video showing British soldier murdering Taliban fighter

Feb 1st 2017, 10:57 PM 18,951 Views 86 Comments

Alexander Blackman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a wounded Taliban soldier.

# taliban - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August
# Abduction
# Abduction

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August

Jan 12th 2017, 7:45 AM 21,606 Views 16 Comments

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

# taliban - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail
# Marine A
# Marine A

British soldier who murdered injured Taliban fighter denied bail

Dec 21st 2016, 4:52 PM 26,561 Views 92 Comments

The case of Alexander Blackman has divided public opinion in Britain.

# taliban - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama
# Taliban
# Taliban

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama

Dec 20th 2016, 11:02 PM 21,685 Views 53 Comments

The couple were kidnapped in 2012 during a backpacking trip. Their two sons were born in captivity.

# taliban - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan

Nov 12th 2016, 8:13 AM 9,401 Views 11 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# taliban - Friday 11 November, 2016

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

Nov 11th 2016, 8:38 AM 9,534 Views 9 Comments

Two men were also shot dead by German forces.

# taliban - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep
# Quetta
# Quetta

60 people killed after militants attack police academy in Pakistan while recruits sleep

Oct 25th 2016, 7:25 AM 8,406 Views 12 Comments

Dozens more were injured in the attack, one of the deadliest this year.

# taliban - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan
# Nutty
# Nutty

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

Jul 24th 2016, 12:00 PM 13,603 Views 11 Comments

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

# taliban - Saturday 18 June, 2016

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'
# Hospital Bombing
# Hospital Bombing

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'

Jun 18th 2016, 7:30 AM 19,113 Views 14 Comments

Dr Kathleen Thomas gave an emotional account of the Kunduz hospital bombing in Dublin this week.

# taliban - Sunday 22 May, 2016

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader
# Mullah Akhtar Mansour
# Mullah Akhtar Mansour

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader

May 22nd 2016, 7:34 AM 9,639 Views 15 Comments

The strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”

# taliban - Monday 4 April, 2016

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

Google takes down Taliban propaganda app

Apr 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 11,639 Views 34 Comments

The app, which was designed to show news and videos from the group, was only up shortly before it was taken down.

# taliban - Monday 28 March, 2016

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"
# Pakistan Blast
# Pakistan Blast

"There was a blast suddenly - I saw a huge ball of fire"

Mar 28th 2016, 9:52 AM 14,183 Views 42 Comments

The Taliban said that the suicide blast that hit families in a park was targeting Christians.

# taliban - Friday 1 January, 2016

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners
# Attacks
# Attacks

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners

Jan 1st 2016, 5:06 PM 10,860 Views 29 Comments

Three people were wounded by the attack, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for.

# taliban - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan
# Terrorist Attack
# Terrorist Attack

Taliban suicide bomber kills 26 in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2015, 4:29 PM 4,968 Views 10 Comments

The man crashed a motorcycle into the main gate of a government office.

# taliban - Sunday 20 December, 2015

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre
# Terror
# Terror

'Still my heart is crying': Devastation and anger a year on from school massacre

Dec 20th 2015, 10:30 AM 11,501 Views 7 Comments

More than 130 students were killed in their school by Taliban gunmen.

# taliban - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Families used as 'human shields' during fatal Taliban airport siege

Dec 10th 2015, 10:24 AM 13,301 Views 28 Comments

At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.

# taliban - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity

Dec 2nd 2015, 8:58 AM 17,171 Views 31 Comments

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.

# taliban - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

Nov 3rd 2015, 7:51 AM 47,601 Views 206 Comments

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

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