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Afghan President Wants UN to Add Taliban Chief to List of Terrorists

The Afghan government has asked the United Nations to include the Taliban's fugitive chief in its blacklist of individuals under travel and financial bans and arms embargo. The move, critics say, demonstrates hardening of President Ashraf Ghani's stance about engaging the Taliban in peace talks, and it will likely fuel the insurgency. The Taliban has long demanded, among other things, removal of names of its senior leaders from the U.N. sanctions list before it decides to...

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