Monday, September 19, 2011

US endorses Taliban office in Qatar in bid to bolster talks

Washington's endorsement of the office of the self-styled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is widely seen as the next step in behind-the-scenes negotiations between the US, the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Taliban designed at opening up formal peace talks and finding a solution to the decade-long conflict. The office is expected to be established by the end of the year.,,15392674,00.html

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