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President Ashraf Ghani cornered as Afghan politicians meet Taliban in Moscow

Over 90 prominent opponents of Afghan President Ghani are meeting Taliban representatives in Moscow to discuss peace. The move has further sidelined the president and could pave the way for US exit from Afghanistan.

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