Taliban say no pact struck with U.S. on deadline to end Afghan war

U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, talks with local reporters at the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan November 18, 2018. U.S embassy/Handout via Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) – A three-day meeting between the Taliban and the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan to pave the way for peace talks ended with no agreement, the militant group said a day after the diplomat declared a deadline of April 2019 to end a 17-year-long war. Afghanistan’s security situation has worsened since NATO formally […]

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