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Taliban, US Negotiators Meet in Qatar

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Taliban officials say Afghan Taliban negotiators are meeting with U.S. officials in Qatar for a series of discussions aimed at building trust between the two sides ahead of the upcoming peace talks. Maulavi Qalamuddin, who once led the group’s religious police, said Sunday the delegation includes several former officials, as well as a former secretary […]

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Taliban, U.S. Negotiators Meet in Qatar

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan Taliban negotiators are meeting with U.S. officials in Qatar for a series of discussions aimed at building trust between the two sides ahead of the upcoming peace talks. Maulavi Qalamuddin, who once led the group’s religious police, said Sunday the delegation includes several former officials, as well as a former secretary to the Taliban’s […]

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Taliban, U.S. Negotiators Meet in Qatar

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Taliban negotiators are meeting with U.S. officials in Qatar for a series of discussions aimed at building trust and preparing both sides for upcoming peace talks. Former Taliban official Maulavi Qalamuddin, who once led the group’s religious police, says about five Taliban negotiators are there for the preliminary talks. He says the talks include the […]

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US Envoy: Taliban Must Renounce Terrorism to Participate in Talks

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. diplomat visiting Afghanistan said Sunday the Taliban must renounce international terrorism and endorse peace initiatives if it wants to participate in negotiations to end the 10-year war. Marc Grossman, the special U.S. envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, made the comment after talks with Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin. “I am looking […]

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US Envoy: Taliban Must Renounce Terrorism to Participate in Talks

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. diplomat visiting Afghanistan said Sunday the Taliban must renounce international terrorism and endorse peace initiatives if it wants to participate in negotiations to end the 10-year war. Marc Grossman, the special U.S. envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, made the comment after talks with Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin. “I am looking […]

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Taliban Must Renounce Terrorism to Participate in Talks

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. diplomat visiting Afghanistan says the Taliban must renounce international terrorism and endorse peace initiatives if it wants to participate in negotiations to end the 10-year war. Marc Grossman, the special U.S. envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, spoke Sunday in Kabul, alongside Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin. Grossman endorsed a Taliban move […]

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Pakistan Intelligence: Taliban Leader Believed Killed in US Drone Strike

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, may have been killed in a January 12 U.S. drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal region. The unnamed officials said Sunday they have intercepted wireless radio conversations of the Taliban fighters discussing whether their chief was killed in the attack. Some of […]

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Afghan Govt: Cease-Fire Before Taliban Talks

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Afghan government said Monday that before formal talks with the Taliban can begin, the militant group must agree to a cease-fire. A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Emal Faizi, also dismissed as “baseless” reports that the government would hand over some of the provinces to the Taliban in exchange for an end to […]

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Afghan Peace Council to Qatar to Probe Taliban Office

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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A member of the Afghan Peace Council says the peace-making body will send a delegation to Qatar to get more information about a planned Taliban office in the Arab country. The Taliban said last week that it has reached an initial agreement to set up its first political office in Qatar, saying such a move […]

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Afghan Leader Agrees to Taliban Talks and Office in Qatar

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday welcomed negotiations between the Afghan Taliban and the United States, as well as the Islamist insurgent group’s plans to open an office in the Gulf state of Qatar. Mr. Karzai issued a statement saying he agrees with negotiations between the Taliban and the U.S. that would lead to the […]

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