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Taliban Peace Talks

Peace Talks Cause Rift Among Pakistani Taliban

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban sidelined a senior commander Saturday for welcoming the government's offer to hold peace talks, the g...

Taliban Leader Says Still Willing To Start Talks Despite Attack Orders

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban's reclusive leader said Tuesday that his group was willing to start peace negotiations, even as he urged more attack...

Taliban Close Controversial Qatar Office

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan's Taliban have shuttered a newly opened office in the Gulf state of Qatar, vowing to fight on against President Hamid Ka...

Karzai: Taliban Attack Won't Stop Peace Talks

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that his government is still willing to start talks with the Taliban, easing co...

U.S. To The Taliban: The Ball Is In Your Court

AP | KATHY GANNON and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

DOHA, Qatar — The Taliban signaled a willingness to meet demands to keep their flag lowered as the U.S. warned Saturday that their newly opened ...

Obama: Friction On Afghan Peace Talks No Surprise

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama says it's no surprise that there's friction in early efforts to launch peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanista...

U.S. To Start Talks With Taliban

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban and the U.S. said Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war...

Karzai Opponents Open Back Channel To Taliban

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan opposition parties, taking advantage of the government's lack of progress in making peace with the Taliban, have ope...

Afghan Negotiator Sees Progress In Taliban Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

* Stanekzai badly hurt in blast last year that killed ex-president * Optimistic that political settlement can be reached ...

Taliban May Be Granted Safe Passage For Peace Talks

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States on Wednesday discussed how to provide Taliban leaders safe passage to join peace negotiations...

Joshua Hersh

US Ambassador To Afghanistan Tries To Keep Upbeat Outlook After Assassination Of Peace Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan tried to preserve an upbeat perspective on peace talks in an interview on Sunday, a day that ...

U.S. Eyes Options To Restart Taliban Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration, seeking to revive stalled Afghan peace talks, ...

U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks Reportedly Begin

Posted 03.29.2012 | World

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Afghan Minorities Cautiously Support Taliban Peace Talks

AP | MASSIEH NESHAT | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Prominent Afghan opposition leaders said Friday that they support possible U.S.-brokered peace negotiations with Taliban mi...

Taliban: Peace Talks Will Bring No End To Fighting

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban's political wing is ready to enter peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, but the insurgents will in the me...

Taliban To Open Office In Qatar

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday they have reached a preliminary deal with the Gulf state of Qatar to open a liaison office there...

Afghanistan Agrees To Peace Talks With Taliban

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

KABUL - Afghanistan will accept a Taliban liaison office in Qatar to start peace talks but no foreign power can get involved in the process without it...

Pakistan: Taliban Must Surrender Arms Before Peace Talks

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — Pakistan's interior minister said Tuesday that some members of the Pakistani Taliban have requested peace talks, but the gove...

Frustarted By Taliban Talks, Afghanistan Leaders Turn To Unlikely Ally

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government urged neighboring Pakistan on Sunday to take concrete steps to help end the Taliban insurgency and us...

Afghanistan: Six-Month Peace Possible if Combat Operations Stop

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Recently, the Karzai-Taliban Peace talks has gained significant press coverage. Yet few stories tell anyone how the peace process occurs, and what i...

Including the Good and the Bad in Afghan Peace Talks

Azita Ranjbar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azita Ranjbar

It is critical that we use this opportunity wisely and hold the members of the High Peace Council accountable to their commitment to peace.

Taliban Join High-Level Afghan Peace Talks

New York Times | DEXTER FILKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Talks to end the war in Afghanistan involve extensive, face-to-face discussions with Taliban commanders from the highest levels ...

Taliban In High-Level Talks With Afghan Government

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secret talks aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan have begun between representatives of the Taliban and the government of Afghan ...