Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

October 31, 2014 7:11 AM

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Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at opening ceremony of the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process of Afghanistan. (AP)

BEIJING – Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.

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