Pakistan, Taliban begin talks (12)

The Hindu 2014.02.07 02:53
AFP Negotiators for Pakistan's government and Taliban met on Thursday for a first round of talks aimed at ending the militants' bloody seven-year insurgency, sources said. The two sides gathered in Islamabad for a preliminary meeting likely to chart a "roadmap" for future discussions, amid deep scepticism over whether dialogue can yield a lasting peace deal. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella grouping of numerous
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