July 18, 2021

Taliban, government team meet in Qatar

DOHA: The Afghan government representatives and the Taliban met in Doha for talks on Saturday, as violence rages in the country with foreign forces almost entirely withdrawn.The two sides have been meeting on and off for months in the Qatari capital, but the talks have lost momentum, as the Taliban have made battlefield gains.Several high-ranking officials, including former Afghan former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, gathered in a luxury hotel on Saturday after morning prayers.They were...