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Haibatullah Akhundzada was not 'obvious' candidate: Senior Taliban members

May 26, 2016

Haibatullah Akhundzada was not 'obvious' candidate: Senior Taliban members

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". #United Nations #Taliban #NewsTracker #Kabul #afghan-taliban #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Haibatullah Akhundzada
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
Afghan Taliban appoints new leader following Mansour's death

May 25, 2016

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader following Mansour's death

The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week and appointed a successor. #Pakistan #Taliban #Kabul #afghan-taliban #Mullah Akhtar Mansour #Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada
PM Modi meets Afghan President Ghani ahead of signing of trilateral accord on Chabahar

May 23, 2016

PM Modi meets Afghan President Ghani ahead of signing of trilateral accord on Chabahar

PM Narendra Modi on Monday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ahead of the signing of a trilateral agreement for the development of Chabahar port. #India #China #Narendra Modi #Delhi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Iran #Kabul #Tehran #Strait of Hormuz #Gulf of Oman #Arabian Sea #Gwadar Port #Ashraf Ghani #Chabahar
Want justice, not charity: Hazaras demand electricity, govt locks down Kabul

May 16, 2016

Want justice, not charity: Hazaras demand electricity, govt locks down Kabul

The Afghan Hazaras have been persecuted for decades, with thousands killed in the late 1990s by Al-Qaeda and the mainly Pashtun and Sunni Taliban. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #Ashraf Ghani #Hazaras #TUTAP power line
Pakistan implements 'border cross measures'; closes border with Afghan

May 13, 2016

Pakistan implements 'border cross measures'; closes border with Afghan

Pakistan said on Thursday that it has closed its border with Afghanistan "to implement border control measures." #Pakistan #border #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #illegal #Cross border
Six Taliban inmates executed by Afghan government

May 08, 2016

Six Taliban inmates executed by Afghan government

Six Afghan Taliban inmates on death row were hanged today, government sources said, in the first set of executions endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani since he came to power in 2014. #Taliban #Islam #NewsTracker #Kabul #afghan #Ashraf Ghani #Islamic Emirate
Three member Afghan Taliban team arrives in Pakistan for peace talks

Apr 28, 2016

Three member Afghan Taliban team arrives in Pakistan for peace talks

A delegation from the Afghan Taliban's political office in Qatar arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to discuss the restarting of peace talks with Kabul, militant sources said. #World #US #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Kabul #Qatar #Afghanistan Taliban
Kabul attack: Death toll from Taliban suicide bombing doubles to 64

Apr 20, 2016

Kabul attack: Death toll from Taliban suicide bombing doubles to 64

A Taliban truck bomb tore through Kabul and a firefight broke out, sending clouds of smoke into the sky and rattling windows several kilometres away. #United Nations #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Suicide Bomber #Kabul #Abdullah Abdullah #Ashraf Ghani #Taliban spring offensive