Kerry hopeful on Taliban talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry said US talks with the Taliban could ultimately lead to reconciliation.

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Taliban cut ribbon in new offices ahead of historic talks

The Taliban have opened new offices in Doha ahead of holding historic talks with the US aimed at finding a political solution to end the war in Afghanistan.

In Doha a spokesman said the group opposes the use of Afghan soil to threaten other countries and supports the negotiating process - two demands made by the US and Afghan president before talks can begin.

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