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US, Pakistan, Afghan Military Hold Talks

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan met with the army chiefs of Pakistan and Afghanistan in Islamabad Sunday to discuss border security and anti-terror coordination. The meeting of the Afghanistan-Pakistan-ISAF Tripartite Commission came as Pakistani civilian and military leaders are preparing for talks Tuesday on ending the nearly six-month blockade of NATO supply routes […]

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US, Pakistan Talks Fail

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper says high-level talks designed to end a diplomatic deadlock between the U.S. and Pakistan have ended in failure because Pakistan has demanded an unconditional apology from Washington for an airstrike. The New York Times says Marc Grossman, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, left Islamabad Friday night after two […]

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US Seeks China’s Help to Strengthen Asian Institutions

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says it wants to work with Beijing to strengthen regional institutions in Asia. The U.S. State Department says Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell stressed that point during talks Monday with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai outside Washington. The department says the two diplomats discussed ways for their countries to promote […]

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South Korea Sees Possible Talks With North at NY Conference

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean nuclear negotiators are leaving the door open for direct talks with their North Korean counterparts in New York, where both parties are attending a three-day academic conference. Lim Sung-nam, South Korea’s top envoy to the stalled six-party nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, told reporters Wednesday that he has no plans for a […]

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Karzai Invites Taliban Leadership to Direct Talks

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has invited the Taliban leadership to direct talks with his government, while asking Pakistan to “support and facilitate” those negotiations aimed at ending a decade of war. In a statement issued Tuesday, Mr. Karzai said he was inviting Taliban leaders “in order to realize the objectives of the peace process.” He […]

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Karzai Invites Taliban Leadership to Direct Talks

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has invited the Taliban leadership to direct talks with his government, while asking Pakistan to “support and facilitate” those negotiations aimed at ending a decade of war. In a statement issued Tuesday, Mr. Karzai said he was inviting Taliban leaders “in order to realize the objectives of the peace process.” He […]

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Taliban, US Begin Talks in Qatar

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 2:25 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, 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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