US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad recently finished the “most productive” yet talks with the Taliban. Photo: AP

US Afghan peace envoy visits China as push to bring war to an end gains momentum

  • Zalmay Khalilzad arrives in Beijing days after reporting ‘substantive’ progress in all the main areas needed for a peace deal
  • China has already hosted talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s government and is looking to boost its influence in the region
Topic |   Afghanistan

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US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad recently finished the “most productive” yet talks with the Taliban. Photo: AP
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Afghan security officials patrol on Lashkargah-Kandahar highway in Helmand province. Photo: EPA-EFE

US hails latest Taliban talks as ‘most productive’ so far

  • The insurgents have been meeting with the US envoy in Doha to try to forge a deal that would see the American military quit Afghanistan
Topic |   United States

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Afghan security officials patrol on Lashkargah-Kandahar highway in Helmand province. Photo: EPA-EFE
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