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Pakistan, Militants Negotiate Peace Deal

The Pakistani government and elders of a militant tribe on the border of Afghanistan are negotiating a pact that would expel foreign members of al-Qaida, but not home-grown members of the Taliban.

The hope is to rein in domestic attacks organized by Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is accused of being behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.