BERGDAHL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BERGDAHL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Taliban suspends talks with U.S. on prisoner swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588349-68/taliban-afghanistan-bergdahl-talks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588349-68/taliban-afghanistan-bergdahl-talks.html.csp">Taliban suspends talks with U.S. on prisoner swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHY GANNON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T22:43:02.183-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 10:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ISLAMABAD • Afghanistan’s Taliban said Sunday they had suspended “mediation” with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting — at least temporarily — what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old soldier’s freedom since his capture in 2009. In a terse Pashto language statement emailed to The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid blamed the “current complex political situation i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575883492014-02-23T22:43:02.183-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-23T22:43:02.183-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57588349@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:43:02 MDT To bring kidnapped soldier home, U.S. ready to talk to Taliban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57559138-68/taliban-officials-bergdahl-afghanistan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57559138-68/taliban-officials-bergdahl-afghanistan.html.csp">To bring kidnapped soldier home, U.S. ready to talk to Taliban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Anne Gearan</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Ernesto Londono</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T20:56:40.518-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 08:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In an effort to free American captive Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of U.S. forces leave Afghanistan this year, the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said. Five members of the Afghan Taliban who have been held at Guantanamo for years would be released to protective custody in Qatar in exchange for the release of Ber...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57559138@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:56:40 MDT