Taliban

Islamist organization in Afghanistan (founded 1994)

The Taliban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan. Currently one of two entities claiming to be the legitimate government of Afghanistan, alongside the internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Taliban have de facto control of the country. The Taliban's ideology has been described as combining an "innovative" form of Sharia Islamic law based on Deobandi fundamentalism and militant Islamism, combined with Pashtun social and cultural norms known as Pashtunwali, as most Taliban are Pashtun tribesmen. The group is internally funded by its activities in the illegal drug trade by producing and trafficking narcotics such as heroin, extortion, and kidnap and ransom. They also seized control of mining operations in the mid-2010s that were illegal under the previous government.

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The ‘Moscow Format’ talks on Wednesday, which will see the participation of the Taliban and 10 countries including India, will underline the need for an..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

BJP on Saturday dubbed the Congress Working Committee meeting as “parivar bachao working committee”, alleging that it offered no answers to the issues of the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 6 days ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

India is likely to host its own conference on the developing situation in the country next month. The government is in touch with Russia, China, US and several..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

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