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April 21, 2014
Pakistan to hold fresh talks with Taliban negotiators
Islamabad (AFP) April 18, 2014
The Pakistani government is planning a fresh round of talks with Taliban negotiators at the weekend, officials said Friday, despite the militants' refusal to extend a ceasefire called to help peace efforts. Talks to end the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) bloody seven-year insurgency have been under way since February, with little clear progress made so far. On Wednesday the militants said they would not extend the ceasefire they began on March 1 to help talks, complaining of a lack of moveme ... read more

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