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Qatar to host Afghanistan peace negotiations

Qatar has been active in trying to mediate regional conflicts this year and was previously involved in talks between Israel and Hamas.

Qatar will host peace negotiations on the conflict in Afghanistan beginning Sept. 12. The Gulf state previously hosted negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.

The deliberations will take place in the Qatari capital Doha, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported on Thursday. The US-backed Afghan government and the Islamist Taliban organization will participate.

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