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Feb 17, 2014

Exclusive: Afghan peace team seeks Dubai meeting with Taliban figures

KABUL (Reuters) – A delegation from Afghanistan’s High Peace Council has traveled to Dubai to meet former and current Taliban figures, in the hope of laying the groundwork for peace talks to end Afghanistan’s long conflict, sources familiar with the move told Reuters.

Officials led by Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, a senior aide to President Hamid Karzai, traveled on Sunday to the United Arab Emirates, officials from the High Peace Council and the Afghan government confirmed.

Feb 17, 2014
Feb 17, 2014

Rassoul: US-Afghan strains to ebb as foreign forces withdraw

KABUL (Reuters) – Severe strains in Afghan ties with the United States, the chief backer of the international military mission in Afghanistan, are likely to subside as U.S. and NATO forces depart, a contender in a presidential election in April said.

“The long-term stay of any force, in any country, will create a problem. The international community will not stay in Afghanistan forever – they should not stay forever,” former Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul said in an interview this week.

Feb 14, 2014
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      "Began my media career with Japanese TV (NHK) ten years ago in Islamabad where I had moved following the civil war in Afghanistan. I returned to Kabul in early 2002 and later joined Reuters as a correspondent. I cover the insurgency, the politics, and Afghan society from across the country."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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