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70 Afghan delegates attend two-day gathering in Doha to resume peace talks with Taliban and end 18-year-old conflict

Firstpost Monday, 8 July 2019
Dozens of powerful Afghans resumed talks with the Taliban on Monday in Doha, where a possible ceasefire is on the table along with key issues such as women's rights. Stakes are high for the talks which follow a week of US-Taliban negotiations with both sides eyeing a resolution to the 18-years-old conflict. Washington has said it wants to seal a political deal with the Taliban ahead of Afghan presidential polls due in September to allow foreign forces to begin to withdraw.
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Reuters reports U.S. and Taliban officials will reconvene on Tuesday to continue peace talks. U.S envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding peace talks with the Taliban to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan since last year. Khalilzad tweeted the latest round of discussions with the hardline Islamists...

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