The leader of Haqqani Network and Afghanistan's Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani was dressed like many of the senior Taliban officials - very heavily bearded and wearing a black turban and white shawl.
Little is known about the ongoing talks between Islamabad and the militant group, which is behind some of the deadliest attacks in the country's history.
The Taliban’s challenge is to root out Daesh's Khorasan wing without sowing the seeds of another long war.
The way the Taliban functions internally remains an enigma despite the fact that the group is now running Afghanistan. This is what we know about the group’s political structure.
US Treasury issued two general licenses, one of which allows the US government, NGOs and certain international organizations, including the UN, to engage in transactions with the Taliban in a bid to provide aid to the war-torn country.
While some point out lingering factionalism inside the Taliban, others say that the ruling group in Kabul has shown its ‘cohesive’ nature by successfully negotiating with the US and defeating its enemies.
The Biden administration says it will hunt down the attackers of the deadly Kabul explosions, but the real question is how the Taliban will react.
The country will be governed by ruling council that would be answerable to the supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada.
Timothy Weeks now supports dialogue with the militant group as a way to end the years-long Afghan conflict.
The escape of a notorious militant and the strong-arming of the state by a radical cleric has brought Pakistan's fight against militancy into question.
The exchange for one American and one Australian imprisoned by the militant group was announced by the Afghan government on November 12 but was delayed when the commanders did not land in Qatar earlier.
The two men were abducted outside the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, where they worked as teachers.
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