Saudi Arabia to host next round of peace talks on Afghanistan

KABUL: The next round of peace talks on Afghanistan will take place in Saudi Arabia, probably in January. Saturday’s confirmation of the Saudi role followed a telephone conversation on Thursday between King Salman and the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Ghani praised the “prominent” Saudi role “in consolidation of peace and stability in

Taliban dismiss Afghanistan’s peace talks offer

The Taliban have rejected Kabul's offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to restore strict Islamic law in Afghanistan, will meet U.S. officials to further peace efforts, a Taliban leader said on Sunday. Representatives from the Taliban, the United States and regional countries met this month