MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT:
- AFGHANISTAN: After months of delays, the Afghan government will release the last group of high-value Taliban prisoners, removing the final hurdle to the start of direct talks with the militants. The move comes after intense U.S. pressure.
SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghanistan-to-release-last-400-taliban-prisoners-paving-the-way-for-peace-talks/2020/08/09/74bc3a66-d95e-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.html
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