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Afghan-Taliban Talks Widely Welcomed

The first direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban representatives in neighboring Pakistan are being widely welcomed as an important step towards ending years of hostilities in Afghanistan. Intelligence sources tell VOA a four-member Taliban delegation attended the Pakistan-hosted talks near Islamabad with “complete consent” of the insurgent group’s fugitive “central leadership.” The Taliban delegation was led by senior leader Mullah Abbas Durrani; Afghan Deputy Foreign...

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