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15 Jul 2019 | 2:20 PM

Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that has raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease.

23 May 2019 | 9:06 PM

Pakistan PM suspends police amid outrage over child's murder

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has suspended police accused of being slow to investigate the abduction and murder of a 10-year-old girl in a case that has sparked national outrage, a minister said on Thursday.

3 May 2019 | 10:46 AM

Monstrous rumours stoke hostility to Pakistan's anti-polio drive

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - His bearded face was half-covered by a shawl, but Hameedullah Khan's fear and ignorance was on full display as he delivered a chilling message for anyone who tries to vaccinate his children against polio.

16 Feb 2019 | 3:32 PM

Afghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan - sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17-year-old civil war.

8 Feb 2019 | 2:11 PM

Exclusive - Once spoiler, Pakistan starts behind-scenes aid to U.S.-Taliban talks

WASHINGTON/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan, long at odds with the United States over the war in Afghanistan, has begun to play a behind-the-scenes but central role in supporting U.S. peace talks with the Afghan Taliban, including by facilitating travel to negotiations, U.S. officials and Taliban sources tell Reuters.

26 Jan 2019 | 11:17 PM

Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal - Taliban sources

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed on a draft peace pact setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States' longest war.

24 Jan 2019 | 7:47 PM

Extended US-Taliban peace talks raise Afghan hopes

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Talks between U.S. and Taliban officials in Qatar entered a fourth day on Thursday, with the two sides trying to establish a mechanism for a ceasefire in the 17-year Afghan war and open dialogue between the insurgents and the Afghan government.

23 Jan 2019 | 8:22 PM

Afghan spy agency says it kills Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on one of its bases this week, and vowed to hunt down and kill all the rest of those involved.

19 Jan 2019 | 2:41 PM

Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.

16 Jan 2019 | 8:26 PM

Taliban officials say Pakistan applying pressure over Afghan talks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The arrest of a senior Taliban leader in Pakistan this week underlines a push by the government in Islamabad to pressure the insurgents to open talks with the Afghan government, Taliban officials said.