US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha: US source

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad meeting with one of the founders of the Taliban for talks. (File photo: AP)

Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, a US source said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war.

“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 source briefed on efforts to end almost two decades of war in Afghanistan.

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