May 18, 2024


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Afghan Peace Process Hits Roadblock as Taliban Break Off Talks

WASHINGTON—The Taliban broke off talks with the Afghan authorities in Kabul on Tuesday, creating a new stumbling block for the peace process only weeks after Secretary of Point out Mike Pompeo’s diplomatic rescue mission to Afghanistan.

The talks amongst Afghan and Taliban negotiators aimed to finalize the terms of a prisoner swap, which is a vital step for a official peace process to start out less than the terms of the U.S. offer with the Taliban.