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Anguished relatives grieve over Christians killed in bomb blasts in two Pakistani churches during Sunday services.
Glenn Selig was one of 22 people killed in a 13-hour siege by the Taliban on Saturday on the Intercontinental Hotel.
Earlier this month, Labour suspended yet another member for anti-Semitic comments after he posted an article claiming that 'Jews control Britain and are committing genocide on us.'
Hamdullah Mohib had launched a blistering public attack last Thursday on the chief US negotiator, Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad.
Provincial councils are elected bodies that sometimes have closer connections to local residents than government officials have.
"We are very hopeful for the peace talks, because the latest round had some good dialogs which paved the way to more progress regarding peace in the future."
An Afghan security forces officer in Helmand said one of the suicide bombers had blown himself up in a dining room inside the military corps compound, and clashes continued.
Diplomatic cables reveal that US had concerns about Taliban using Qatar for funding.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The peace talks, initially slated for two days, are continuing despite Taliban representatives staging a brief walkout on Friday over differences with US special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.
"We have made it clear again and again that we would never hold any meeting with the Afghan government as we know that they are not capable of addressing our demands."
Confusion over who is speaking to whom and what the roles and goals are
By ARSHAD MEHMOOD / THE MEDIA LINE
Leaders of the hard-line Islamic militant group have rejected the Kabul government's offer for direct talks, despite growing international pressure.
The Taliban, seeking to reimpose strict Islamic law after their 2001 overthrow, say the presence of international forces in Afghanistan is the main obstacle to peace.
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