US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley discusses the end of the military mission in Afghanistan during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. File/ Reuters
Stakes are high for the talks which follow a week of US-Taliban negotiations with both sides eyeing a resolution to the bloody 18-year conflict.
The Taliban have steadfastly refused to discuss peace with Ghani, whom they consider a US stooge heading an illegitimate regime.
Their meeting came during a marathon multi-country tour by Khalilzad, who is to visit Qatar — the usual venue for talks with the Taliban.
Facebook, the American digital social network giant, has agreed to pay a fine of US$4.75 million as fine and up to US$9.5 million to eligible victims who have faced discrimination in recruitment. The US Justice Department has alleged that Facebook overlooked US nationals, people who were granted
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