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US says Taliban ignoring talks overtures

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Taliban won’t join talks with the United States and Afghanistan because of a dispute over the name of its representative office in Qatar, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. The official […]

07/04/2013

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Kerry calls Karzai to ease anger on Taliban office

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called the Afghan president twice in the past 24 hours to ease Hamid Karzai’s anger over the way the Taliban announced the opening of their political […]

06/19/2013

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US to begin meetings with Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — American officials say U.S. representatives will begin formal meetings with the Taliban in a few days at the group’s new office opening in Qatar. Senior Obama administration officials, speaking on condition […]

06/18/2013

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Obama to announce 34K troops to be home in 1 year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, a senior administration official said Tuesday. That’s about half the U.S. forces currently serving there.

02/12/2013

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