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Image caption Fawzia Koofi pressed for women's rights during her first face-to-face meeting with the Taliban. Fawzia Koofi's childhood dream of becoming a doctor was dashed when Taliban militants took over Afghanistan in the 1990s. The group, which banished women from public life, imprisoned her husband - and tried to kill her when she later became a politician. But she ended up talking to the Taliban, who are now on the brink of a peace accord with US forces that drove them from power. "I was not intimidated. For me it is important to be firm. I was representing the women of Afghanistan," she told the BBC. 'SOME TALIBAN WERE LOOKING AT ME'. Ms Koofi was one of the few women who were part o... Full story

27 February