After months of delays, 'historic' Afghan peace talks to open

Long-delayed peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators will begin on Saturday in Qatar, officials said, marking a potentially momentous milestone in Afghanistan’s 19-year-old war.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Doha for the opening of the US-backed negotiations, as President Donald Trump seeks to honor his pledge to halt the country’s “endless wars” overseas with just two months to go until he faces re-election.The talks had originally been slated to start in March but were repeatedly pushed back amid disputes over a prisoner exchange that included the rel…

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