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India, US pledge to stay for long-haul in Afghanistan

India, US pledge to stay for long-haul in Afghanistan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The goal is to leave behind an Afghan government strong enough to escape the fate of its Soviet-era predecessor, which collapsed in 1992 in a civil war.
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Exclusive: Taliban, Pakistan said to have started peace talks

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the U.S.-backed government, a senior Taliban commander and mediators told...
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Pakistan's Alternate Universe - By John R. Schmidt

Pakistan's Alternate Universe - By John R. Schmidt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed to Islamabad this week for what U.S. officials are billing as a last-ditch effort to patch up ties with Pakistan and urge the country's ruling generals to crack down on the Haqqani network, an Afghan insurgent group based in Pakistan's tribal areas that Washington is increasingly putting on par with al Qaeda and the Taliban as a threat to the United States.

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Pakistani Girls Hearing, But Not Heeding, Taliban Warnings

Children cried and shook uncontrollably at the sight of the rubble and shattered glass remnants of their classroom. The Taliban had bombed yet another girls' school in Pakistan.
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Pakistan accused of double game

Pakistan accused of double game | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The US believes that Pakistan has pretended to be an ally while secretly backing its enemy the Taliban in the war in Afghanistan.
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