|Saudi Arabia wants Taliban to expel bin Laden|
Tuesday, 02.02.2010, 08:06pm
Saudi officials say the kingdom has no intention of getting involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban severs ties with extremists and expels Saudi terror leader Osama bin Laden.
|Afghan government pursues talks with Taliban leaders|
Tuesday, 02.02.2010, 08:05pm
Despite U.S. misgivings, Afghan President Hamid Karzai will push his initiative for talks with Taliban leaders during a visit to Saudi Arabia this week, and his top adviser on the reconciliation process with the insurgents said in an interview Monday that the country must learn to forgive the extremist group.
|Karzai to talk Taliban reconciliation with Saudis|
Tuesday, 02.02.2010, 08:04pm
By Amir Shah, Associated Press
KABUL – Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to discuss his reintegration plan aimed at persuading Taliban militants to switch sides.
|Karzai in Riyadh for talks with king on Taliban issue|
Tuesday, 02.02.2010, 02:11pm
RIYADH: Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has called for Riyadh’s help in restoring peace to his country, arrived on Tuesday for talks in Saudi Arabia, the official SPA news agency said.
|Ahmadzai: Saudis 'mediating Taliban talks'|
Sunday, 01.31.2010, 04:25pm
Ashraf Ghani, a former finance minister of Afghanistan, has said that reconciliation talks with the Taliban are under way.
Ghani, currently a senior fellow for the Brookings Institution in Washington, also said that Saudi Arabia had been active in mediation
|Karzai renews call for Taliban to reconcile|
Sunday, 01.31.2010, 04:00pm
KABUL (AFP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday renewed his call for Taliban militants to give up fighting his government, saying he will intensify efforts to bring the rebels in from the cold.