Taliban leaders pictured at an earlier round of talks with the US in Moscow. Photo: AP

US welcomes China’s offer to host talks between Taliban and Afghan government

  • Washington joins Russia and Pakistan in backing proposal for meeting in Beijing aimed at paving way towards ‘comprehensive and sustainable peace agreement’
  • Chinese proposal to mediate follows Donald Trump’s withdrawal from talks after death of US solider
Topic |   US-China relations

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Taliban leaders pictured at an earlier round of talks with the US in Moscow. Photo: AP
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The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US forces leaves Islamic State without an obvious leader. File photo: AP

Isis still a threat after Trump declared its leader Baghdadi ‘died like a dog’ and his followers were ‘frightened puppies’

  • The extremist group has ambitions to rebuild, and it remains a dangerous threat in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond
Topic |   Islamic State

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The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US forces leaves Islamic State without an obvious leader. File photo: AP
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