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US suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Omar, says report

Aug 01, 2015

US suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Omar, says report

US suspected Pakistan of sheltering Mullah Omar and even confronted Asif Ali Zardari in 2011 over it. #World #Terrorism #US #Pakistan #Taliban #CIA #NewsTracker #Mullah Omar #Karachi #Asif Ali Zardari #Joe Biden
Taliban gets a new chief: Mullah Mansoor appointment spells regional uncertainty

Jul 31, 2015

Taliban gets a new chief: Mullah Mansoor appointment spells regional uncertainty

The choice of Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor as the new head of the Taliban is logical given his seniority and close relationship with the former leader Mullah Omar. However, Omar's now-confirmed death could translate into a depletion of support for Mansoor, and derail efforts to hold peace talks. Worse yet, an increase in defections to the Islamic State can only translate into more trouble for the region. #Taliban #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #Mullah Omar #ISAF #islamic-state #al-Baghdadi #mullah mansoor
Afghan Taliban makes no comment on Mullah Omar, distances itself from peace talks

Jul 30, 2015

Afghan Taliban makes no comment on Mullah Omar, distances itself from peace talks

The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar. #Taliban #Middle East #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Mullah Omar #peace talks #Veracity
Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, but does it even matter now?

Jul 29, 2015

Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, but does it even matter now?

This is by no means the first confirmation of the death of the former Head of the Supreme Council of Afghanistan (between 1996 and 2001), but the significance of his death has waned over the years. #India #Terrorism #Taliban #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #Mullah Omar
Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, again

Jul 29, 2015

Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared dead, again

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, according to the Afghan officials. The militant group has not commented on the claim. #United States #Taliban #NewsTracker #afghan #Mullah Mohammed Omar
21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan

Jul 27, 2015

21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says that 21 people have been killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Wedding #Dead #gunmen #gunfight #wounded
Suicide bomber kills 19, including women and children, in Afghan market

Jul 22, 2015

Suicide bomber kills 19, including women and children, in Afghan market

A suicide bomber killed 19 people including women and children Wednesday when he blew himself up in a northern Afghan market, as militants intensify their annual summer offensive despite nascent peace talks. #World #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Suicide Bomber #Kabul
Ban Ki-moon welcomes direct talks between Afghan govt and Taliban

Jul 09, 2015

Ban Ki-moon welcomes direct talks between Afghan govt and Taliban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Representative in Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom have welcomed direct talks between Afghan govt and Taliban #Pakistan #Taliban #Afghanistan #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Islamabad #peace talks #afghan #Nicholas Haysom
Despite peace talks breakthrough with Taliban, Afghan leader Ghani under pressure at home

Jul 09, 2015

Despite peace talks breakthrough with Taliban, Afghan leader Ghani under pressure at home

If Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was savouring inaugural peace talks with Taliban insurgents held in Pakistan on Wednesday, celebrations of the milestone he has worked so hard to reach may be short-lived. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #peacetalks #Ashraf Ghani #breakthrough
Negotiation instead of confrontation: Taliban, Afghan govt sit down for historic peace talks

Jul 08, 2015

Negotiation instead of confrontation: Taliban, Afghan govt sit down for historic peace talks

Afghan officials are holding talks with Taliban representatives in the Pakistani capital in their first official face-to-face discussions, which the Afghan president said on Tuesday were aimed at starting full-fledged negotiations. #World #Terrorism #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Talks