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Taliban Rivals to Take Part in Afghan Election

A key Afghan group fighting alongside the Taliban against NATO forces has announced it will formally participate in the upcoming presidential election. The Hizb-e-Islami faction of fugitive former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the second largest insurgent group after the Taliban. It has until now stayed away from presidential elections, citing presence of coalition forces in Afghanistan. While the Hizb-e-Islami faction fought alongside the Taliban against coalition forces, it...

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