Islamic fundamentalist nationalist movement in Afghanistan which has its roots in neighboring Pakistan.
The Taliban (which translates as “students”) were in power in Afghanistan from 1996-2001 and enforced their strict interpretation of the Sharia law. Since the US-led invasion in 2001 and the toppling of the Taliban regime, the insurgents are again on the rise.
The Trump administration is "exploring all avenues" and is in "close consultation" with the Afghan government to advance the peace process, a State Department spokesperson told DW. Anwar Iqbal reports from Washington.