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U.S. reports progress in Taliban talks

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/29/19, 10:40 am

Negotiators for the United States and the Taliban have reached “agreements in principle” for a peace deal that could end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said. He announced the draft agreement Monday following six days of talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar. U.S. conditions for a peace deal included Taliban guarantees that Afghan territory would not be used as a “platform for international terrorist groups or individuals.”

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Brits reckon with global persecution of Christians

International | Aid group calls for accountability in the U.K.’s granting of asylum
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/23/19, 03:09 pm

 

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Dozens killed in Taliban attack on military base

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/22/19, 10:55 am

At least 45 people died in a brazen attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan, local officials said Tuesday. According to the Afghan intelligence agency that runs the facility, a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden Humvee into the main building on the base, which is located outside the capital of Maidan Wardak province, about 25 miles east of Kabul. The attackers managed to get past security guards who opened fire on the vehicle at the front gate. Four other militants attacked soldiers after the explosion, but all four were killed.

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