11 August 2017

News Story: Women in E. Afghan province seeking talks on peace with Taliban

KABUL, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Elderly women in Asadabad, capital of eastern Kunar province, have expressed readiness to hold talks with the Taliban group on how to find a negotiated settlement to their insurgency- plagued country, a local news agency reported Thursday.

The first ever women- initiated peace dialogue in the form of Jirga (Afghan traditional gathering of elders) hoped the face-to-face talks with the group could help bring peace in the country, the Pajhwok Afghan News agency reported.

Read the full story at Xinhua