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Afghans Brace for Fresh Violence After US-Taliban Talks Halt

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans braced for a possible new wave of Taliban violence on Monday after President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the insurgent group, which vows to continue its fight against what it calls "foreign occupation." Trump's surprise weekend announcement came shortly before a string of highly sensitive days in Afghanistan,...

Afghan Leader Holds Council to Set Agenda for Taliban Talks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. President Ashraf Ghani hopes to showcase unity at the four-day...