Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Pakistani Taliban Elects New Leader, Rejects Peace Talks

The Pakistani Taliban has rejected peace talks with the Pakistani government after choosing a hard line cleric as its leader following the death of the previous leader in a drone strike. Maulana Fazlullah, elected Thursday by the Taliban ruling council, had led the militant group's brutal rule in Pakistan's northwest Swat valley in 2008-2009 before a military operation retook the area. The choice of Fazlullah has dampened hopes of any peace process between the Pakistani Taliban...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter