Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

The best winter exhibitions

Read more

#THE 51%

Shortage of male heirs leads many Japanese families to adopt adult men

Read more

FASHION

Death of an icon: Remembering fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Black Friday deals: Are they really worth it?

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Is Trump slamming door on Muslims' American Dream?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did Grace Mugabe's rise cause her husband’s downfall?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'When it comes to violence against women, the time to act is now'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The refugees of Manus Island

Read more

Americas

US in talks with Taliban, says Karzai

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-06-18

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that the US and other foreign powers are in preliminary negotiations with the Taliban with a view to a possible settlement to the near decade-long war in Afghanistan.

REUTERS - The United States and other foreign powers are engaged in preliminary negotiations with the Taliban about a possible settlement to the near decade-long war in Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday.

“Peace talks are going on with the Taliban. The foreign military and especially the United States itself is going ahead with these negotiations,” Karzai told a news conference in the Afghan capital.

Diplomats have already said there have been months of preliminary talks between the two sides, and Karzai, who is a strong advocate of peace talks, has long said Afghans are in contact with insurgent groups.

But Saturday’s comments are the first official confirmation of U.S. involvement in talks.
 

Date created : 2011-06-18

  • DIPLOMACY

    Karzai and Zardari renew vows to talk peace with Taliban

    Read more

  • AFGHANISTAN

    Karzai issues 'last warning' to US military on civilian deaths

    Read more

  • AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan kills nine Americans over disagreement

    Read more

COMMENT(S)