Afghan Taleban to open Qatar office: Spokesman

KABUL (AFP) - The Taleban will open an office later on Tuesday in Qatar, a spokesman said, offering a boost to possible peace talks after 12 years of fighting in Afghanistan.

"Yes, I can confirm the office will open later today in Qatar," Taleban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP.

"The office is to open dialogue between the Taleban and the world."