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Afghan president offers to recognise the Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered to recognise the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a proposed process he said could lead to talks aimed at ending more than 16 years of war.  Ghani’s offer on Wednesday, made at the start of an international conference aimed at creating a platform for peace…

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Mahmoud Abbas urges EU to ‘speedily recognise’ Palestine

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, has urged European Union (EU) countries to “swiftly recognise” the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. His comments from Brussels on Monday came on the same day as Mike Pence, the US vice president, told Israel’s parliament that the US would move its Israeli embassy from…