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Afghan Taliban says ‘post-occupation’ discussed with Iran

The Taliban discussed Afghanistan’s “post-occupation situation” with Iran in their latest meeting, the group said Tuesday, as Tehran makes a more concerted and open push for peace ahead of a possible US drawdown. The remarks come after Iran confirmed Monday that the Taliban had visited Tehran for a second round...

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Taliban militants claim to have held their first direct talks with the US in Qatar, in bid to negotiate a peace deal to end the bloody 17-year-long Afghan conflict

Taliban member said group met with top US diplomat in South Asia, Alice Wells Described meeting, not confirmed by American officials, as ‘positive’ and ‘useful’ If true, it’s one of the most significant developments towards drafting peace deal Taliban source said discussions were aimed at preparing for future peace talks...