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Taliban-Afghan government Skype call breathes life into peace process

Reuters Sunday, 22 March 2020
The Taliban and the Afghan government held a "virtual" meeting on prisoner releases on Sunday, officials said, offering some hope of a breakthrough on a matter that has deadlocked the two sides and threatened a nascent peace process.
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Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 01:29Published
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Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 04:14Published
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