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Pakistan-Taliban Talks Called Off

Preliminary peace talks between the Pakistani government and and the Pakistani Taliban have been called off. Negotiators had been scheduled to meet Tuesday in Islamabad to chart a plan for the talks. It was described as an introductory meeting aimed at resolving conflicts over tribal areas that are currently under Taliban control.  The Taliban insurgency has taken thousands of lives over a decade of existence. The Taliban continues to insist on hardline sharia law while the...

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