US resumes peace talks with Taliban in Doha Dec 08, 2019 0 523 12345 AgenciesDohaThe US resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar on Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the first official talks since September with the Afghan group in Doha, a US State Department spokesperson said.“The US rejoined talks today in Doha. The focus of discussion will be reduction of violence that leads to intra-Afghan negotiations and a ceasefire,” said the US source.The Taliban spokesman in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, confirmed the talks on his Twitter account, saying they had resumed “from where they were broken off”. “Talks revolved around the signing of an agreement and related issues,” he wrote. “Negotiations will resume tomorrow.”The meetings in Doha follow several days of talks in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, where Khalilzad met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Need to redefine disability to curb discrimination, says Sheikha Moza Dec 08, 2019 0 1474 New FIFA Club World Cup champions to be crowned at Khalifa Int’l Stadium Dec 08, 2019 0 746 Amir condoles with Trump Dec 08, 2019 0 477 Our foreign policy will remain independent: FM QNA Rome Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani said that the ongoing talks on the Gulf crisis had resulted in progress. “We moved from an impasse in the Gulf .. UN official hails Qatar’s efforts to help people with disabilities QNA Doha United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has commended the pioneering role of Qatar in addressing the challenges of people with disabilities. She thanked HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, founder .. Mental health services guide launched Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohammad al Kuwari has launched a guide for mental health services in Qatar. The guide, which is the first of its kind in Qatar, provides a clear and accurate source for identifying .. Saudi, Bahrain eye coveted trophy Having edged hosts Qatar 1-0 in the semi-final, Saudi Arabia are now keen to get past Bahrain in the final to lift the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium on Sunday. Bahrain, who beat three-time winners ..