Qatar and U.S discuss Taliban members living in Doha  

qatar-us-terroTalks between Qatar and the U.S over the fate of five senior Taliban members transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Doha have begun as the current one-year agreement will expire in May. The five Taliban members are living with their families in Qatar as guests staying in a special compound but their actions are being monitored by officials. It is unclear if Qatar will renew its will to continue hosting them as tensions in the Middle East continue to heighten.

Among them are Mohammed Fazl, a former top Taliban military official, and Khirullah Said Wali Khairkhwa, a former interior minister in the Taliban government that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until its ouster by U.S. and Afghan forces in 2001. They were released as part of a prisoner swap after Taliban exchanged them for former captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.