6 months Thousands attend Afghan peace meet Manilatimes |World
KABUL: Thousands of politicians and officials from across Afghanistan gathered amid tight security in Kabul on Monday to discuss the war and US efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban. More than 3,000 people have been invited to the rare “loya jirga”, which is being billed as the largest in modern Afghan history, in a bid to set possible conditions under which they might accept a peace settlement. The loya jirga — literally “grand assembly” in Pashto — is being held as the US and Taliban are discussing a possible foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for ... more