Latest "US-Taliban Peace Negotiations" stories
Officials on both sides of Afghanistan’s protracted conflict say efforts are ramping up for the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban while a top U.N. envoy expressed hope Thursday that a formal launch will take place in “the coming days, not the coming weeks.”
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday.
Taliban have not yet met conditions for complete troop withdrawal, says the top US general in the Mideast
Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, stressed that going to zero troops by May is dependent on conditions.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press