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Taliban Says It Suspends Talks On US Soldier

Afghanistan’s Taliban says it has suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old’s freedom since his capture in 2009.


The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Kerry Holds Second Meeting With Afghan Leaders Mending Recent Disagreements

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met again Tuesday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a day after they put on a show of unity as they tried to end recent bickering over anti-American comments made by the Afghan leader.


It's the first confirmation that the opposition has opened its own, new channel of discussions to try to find a political resolution to the war, now in its 12th year. And the Taliban too seem to want to move things forward, even contemplating replacing their top negotiator, two senior Taliban officials told the AP. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Karzai Political Opponents Open Talks To Taliban, US-Declared Terrorists

Afghan political parties united against President Hamid Karzai recently opened talks with the Taliban and U.S.-declared terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, hoping to broker peace ahead of next year’s exit of international combat troops and a presidential race that will determine Karzai’s successor, Taliban and opposition leaders have told The Associated Press.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama: ‘There Will Be Great Challenges Ahead’ In Afghanistan

As President Barack Obama and fellow NATO leaders herald the coming end of the deeply unpopular Afghanistan war, they face the grim reality of two more years of fighting ahead and more of their troops sure to die in combat.


Taliban fighters walk with their weapons as they joined Afghan government forces during a ceremony in Herat province on March 7, 2012. (credit: Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Taliban Suspending Peace Talks With United States

The Taliban militant group says it is suspending talks with the United States.


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Taliban Vows Revenge Against ‘American Savages’ Behind Deadly Afghan Shooting

President Obama and Defense Secretary Panetta both called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to express their condolences after an American soldier in Afghanistan wandered off base and allegedly gunned down 16 villagers.