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US - Taliban Talks to Begin

The United States will begin talks with the Afghan Taliban at the group's new office in Qatar.

A senior U.S. official said the first meeting would take place within the next few days.

The announcement came on Tuesday as the Taliban officially opened its office in Doha, saying it wanted to find a political solution to the crisis in Afghanistan.

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