Taliban's newly-opened office in Doha
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Taliban office row stalls Afghanistan peace talks

20 June 2013 Last updated at 22:02 BST

A row over the status of the Taliban's newly-opened office in Doha, Qatar, continues to frustrate efforts to start Afghan peace talks there.

After a rebuke from the Qataris, the Taliban removed a nameplate and a flag, only to hoist the white-and-black banner again on a shorter flagpole.

Kabul expressed "serious displeasure" at the handling of the peace talks.

Frank Gardner reports.