Monday, October 6, 2008

Taliban, Afghan officials meet in Saudi Arabia

An Afghan election official registers Afghan men for their voter identity card at the voter registration office in Parwan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. Afghanistan began registering voters Monday for next year's presidential polls, an election likely to be the most dangerous and challenging since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

A former
Taliban ambassador said Monday that the hard-line militants sat with Afghan officials and Saudi King Abdullah over an important religious meal in Saudi Arabia late last month as the insurgency raged back home.

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