Middle East

January 30, 2010

Few see reason to take rumors of Taliban talks seriously

In the past week, there's been much discussion of possible talks with the Taliban. Afghan parliament members held meetings in the Maldives, a U.N. official met apparently with an intermediary in Dubai, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai asked for Saudi help in setting something up. But those who know the Taliban best say there's no authorization for talks.

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