afghan peace talks abruptly stall over guest list

Afghan Peace Talks Abruptly Stall Over Guest List


DOHA, Qatar—A landmark meeting between the Taliban and senior Afghan political figures to discuss postwar political arrangements in Afghanistan has been abruptly postponed in a row over who should participate, a Western diplomat and people close to the militants said.

Mediators in the Gulf state of Qatar delayed the planned weekend meeting in Doha at the request of the Afghan government, after the Taliban issued a list of acceptable attendees late Wednesday that differed from a list of 249 politicians, officials, former anti-Soviet…