Taliban, Afghan figures talk ceasefire but fail to agree

May 3, 2015 7:23 PM

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AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country.

The closed-door talks hosted by Qatar's foreign ministry represent a tentative sign of life in the effort to end the devastating 13-year-old war in Afghanistan.

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