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  • Afghanistan peace negotiator killed in bombing

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb killed a provincial peace negotiator and two police officers in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, dealing another setback to President Hamid Karzai’s attempts to get talks started with Taliban militants after more than 11 years of conflict.
  • The Taliban's olive branch

    American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...

    Afghan loya jirga endorses Karzai's goals for U.S. security pact

     
    A group of tribal elders and other community leaders on Saturday voiced approval of President Hamid Karzai’s conditions for a security pact with the United States after most combat troops leave in 2014.

    Taliban to open political office in Persian Gulf nation of Qatar

     
    In its most public indication to date of willingness to enter peace negotiations, the Taliban movement announced Tuesday it planned to open a political office in the Gulf state of Qatar.

    Senior figure in Afghan government peace council assassinated

     
    A senior member of the Afghan government body set up to negotiate with the Taliban -- and a former member of the Taliban himself -- was shot and killed Sunday in the Afghan capital of Kabul.