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Powerful bomb rips through market in Pakistan, killing 25 people

At least 25 people were killed and 87 wounded Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a crowded vegetable market in northwestern Pakistan’s tribal region, officials said. Eyewitnesses said the market in the town of Parachinar, near the Afghanistan border, was crowded with buyers and sellers...

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  • Afghan peace talks get a boost with Taliban rival signing on

    Afghan peace talks get a boost with Taliban rival signing on

    An insurgent group that has sometimes fought alongside the Taliban said Sunday that it would take part in peace negotiations with the government of Afghanistan. The announcement by the military wing of Hezb-i Islami, led by former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, comes weeks after the...

  • Taliban dampens hopes for peace talks in Afghanistan

    Taliban dampens hopes for peace talks in Afghanistan

    Clouding hopes for an end to the escalating violence in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Saturday said its leaders would not sit down for scheduled face-to-face talks with the Afghan government. In a statement released on its website, Afghanistan's largest armed opposition movement unequivocally rejected...

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