US envoy meets with Taliban co-founder ahead of new talks
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with one of the founders of the Taliban for the first time on Monday ahead of the latest round of talks with the insurgents aimed at ending the...
Taliban bring top leader into talks with US
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A co-founder of the Taliban who was released from prison in Pakistan in October has been appointed head of the group's political office in Qatar as it negotiates with the United States over ending the 17-year-old Afghan war, the Taliban said Friday.
Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a senior Taliban commander arrested in 2010 has been released from prison.
Two intelligence officials said Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was released after high-level negotiations. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.