Afghan president says structure in place for Taliban talks

KABUL, Afghanistan —Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Sunday that the recently formed peace council had selected Rabbani as its chairman. Karzai praised their choice, saying Rabbani's leadership would be "good for Afghanistan."
The 70-member panel, which formally began work on Thursday, was created by Karzai to have a structure in place to guide talks with the Taliban and other insurgent groups.