U.S. sees hope for wider Afghan peace in release of two hostages

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States welcomed the release on Tuesday of two U.S. and Australian men held by the Afghan Taliban and said the gesture, a recent decline in violence, and other developments gave it hope that intra-Afghan peace talks could succeed. “The Taliban have indicated that the release of the two professors is […]

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