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TALKS  Afghan Leaders Meet Taliban Chief Yan Zhonghua, Xinhua / Corbis

Afghan Leaders Meet Taliban Chief

Afghan officials may hope to resuscitate peace talks with the Taliban after meeting with the group’s jailed former second in command in Pakistan. The talks with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar may signal more than attempt to bring the Taliban back to the table. Pakistan’s involvement in facilitating the meeting is an unusual step taken by the country toward helping to broker a peace in neighboring Afghanistan. “We are fully cooperating with Afghanistan and whatever they are asking for the peace process for developing peace in Afghanistan,” said Pakistan’s interior minister. “We are giving every kind of help.”

August 12, 2012 7:41 AM