Latest: News

Afghan gov't to hold peace talks with Taliban

Published: Sunday January 29, 2012 | 6:04 pm Comments 0

The BBC is reporting that the Afghan government is planning to meet the Taliban in Saudi Arabia in an attempt to jump-start peace talks.

The landmark meeting will be held in coming weeks, before the establishment of a Taliban office in Qatar. The Taliban have previously refused to recognise the government of President Hamid Karzai.

Senior officials in Kabul say the Taliban have agreed to the meeting.

Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus



Top Jobs

View all Jobs