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Pakistan confirms Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead

May 26, 2016

Pakistan confirms Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead

Pakistan said that the death of Mansour has added to the "complexity of the Afghan conflict". #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Mullah Mansour
Meet Haibatullah Akhundzada: All you need to know about the new Taliban chief

May 26, 2016

Meet Haibatullah Akhundzada: All you need to know about the new Taliban chief

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed as the new Taliban chief after Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week #Al-Qaeda #Taliban #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #peace process #US troops #Taliban chief #islamic-state #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
New Taliban leader has the chance to choose 'peace' and work towards a negotiated solution: US

May 26, 2016

New Taliban leader has the chance to choose 'peace' and work towards a negotiated solution: US

The new Taliban leader has an opportunity to choose peace and to work towards a negotiated solution to join the Afghan-led peace talks, the US said. "We would hope that he would seize the opportunity," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference on Wednesday. #US #Pakistan #Taliban #Afghanistan #afghan-taliban #Mullah Mansour #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: sources | Reuters

May 26, 2016

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: sources | Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Haibatullah Akhundzada, the Islamic legal scholar appointed leader of the Afghan Taliban on Wednesday, was not the obvious choice when senior members of the militant movement gathered to appoint a new "emir". The "shura", or leadership council, was convened in haste after leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, presenting the Taliban with their second succession in less than a year #Middle East #Afghanistan #science #markets #United Kingdom #Foreign policy #article
Ten killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital | Reuters

May 25, 2016

Ten killed in suicide attack near Afghan capital | Reuters

KABUL A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and wounded four on Wednesday in an attack on a bus carrying staff from an appeal court west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility. The attack came on the same day the Taliban announced a new leader to succeed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike at the weekend. #Middle East #Afghanistan #science #markets #United Kingdom
With Mullah Mansour dead, Afghan Taliban appoint new leader

May 25, 2016

With Mullah Mansour dead, Afghan Taliban appoint new leader

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader, elevating a low-profile religious figure in a swift power transition after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone strike. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #afghan-taliban #Mullah Mansour #Haibatullah Akhundzada #Shura
'Watching very closely' India's growing ties with Iran, says US

May 25, 2016

'Watching very closely' India's growing ties with Iran, says US

The US is "watching very closely" India's growing ties with Iran after it recently pledged $500 million for developing the Chabahar port and will see if its legal parameters and requirements are being met, the Obama Administration has told lawmakers. #Obama #India #US #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #Iran #Central Asia #Chabahar port
Afghan bombing: Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10

May 25, 2016

Afghan bombing: Taliban bomber hits court minibus in Kabul, killing 10

An Afghan official said a suicide bomber has struck a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul, killing 10 people. #Taliban #Afghanistan #Kabul #Suicide bombing #US drone strike #Mullah Akhtar Mansour
Chabahar no game-changer yet: China overshadows Indian footprint in region

May 25, 2016

Chabahar no game-changer yet: China overshadows Indian footprint in region

In Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revived the Chabahar initiative, begun by the first NDA government of prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Foreign policy #India-Iran relations #Gwadar Port #Hassan Rouhani #Chabahar port #China-Pakistan relations
Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp | Reuters

May 24, 2016

Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp | Reuters

IDOMENI, Greece Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia. Several busloads of people, most of them families with children, left the sprawling expanse of tents at Idomeni to move to state-run centres further south #United States #India #Business #Middle East #Afghanistan #Argentina #United Kingdom