1. NEGOTIATIONS

    Taliban: In Peace Talks With Pakistan

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    This is unlikely to help U.S.-Pakistan relations. The deputy commander of the Pakistani Taliban says it is in peace talks with the country, which his group has been at war with for four years. "Our talks are going in the right direction," said Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban. So far, the negotiations are only for the Najaur region, but he says that it will be a model for other areas. As a goodwill gesture, he says Pakistan has released 145 members of the group and the militants have called a ceasefire.

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