Afghanistan to free 37 prisoners soon despite US protests

Afghanistan said today it expects to release within two weeks a first batch of alleged Taliban prisoners whom the US says are responsible for dozens of NATO and Afghan deaths.

Pak releases four more Taliban prisoners

Pakistan Monday freed four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including former ministers Mullah Nooruddin Turabi and Maulvi Allah Dad, as part of its efforts to give impetus to a slow-moving reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

Afghan-Pak talks on release of Taliban prisoners

Pak and Afghan are discussing the possible release of Taliban prisoners, including the outfit`s powerful commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo agree to transfer

Senior Afghan officials say five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo have agreed to a transfer to Qatar.

US confirms possible release of Taliban from Gitmo

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.