Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, is visiting Saudi Arabia, in a bid to get the kingdom to help mediate with the Taliban.
But the Saudis say that is not going to happen while the Taliban maintains links with al-Qaeda.

Al Jazeera speaks to Robert Lacey, an expert on Saudi Arabia and author of the book Inside the Kingdom, about whether Karzai's attempt to get Saudi help would work.

Source: Al Jazeera