The promise so rankled the Taliban they issued a statement insisting that Pakistan should reject all foreign aid.
Yet it is also a challenge and opportunity for the Taliban and al Qaeda.
The late diplomat and special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the best hope to secure a peace deal with the Taliban.
In Afghanistan, will secret talks with the Taliban lead to danger or a deal?
On the contrary, they have lost control of former Taliban strongholds.
The Taliban are now “closer to the harbor of victory,” he proclaimed in measured rhetoric.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al Qaeda killers.
We've seen Afghans emerge from the tyranny of the Taliban and choose a new president and a new parliament.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al-Qaida killers.
The leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country.
Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan, Pashto plural of Arabic tālib "student;" so called because it originated among students in Pakistani religious schools. Group formed c.1993. Often incorrectly treated as singular in English.