Taliban storm Afghan court, kill five

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 15:18

Kabul, June 1 (IANS) Taliban militants stormed a court complex in the Afghan city of Ghazni on Wednesday, clashing with police in which 10 people, including all five of the militants, were killed, police said.


Taliban chief's body handed over to heirs in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 18:50

Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) The mortal remains of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, who was killed in a US drone strike, were handed over to his kin in Afghanistan after a DNA test confirmed his identity, it was announced here on Tuesday.


Taliban name Islamic scholar Haibatullah as Mansour successor

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 19:02

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Haibatullah Akhundzada, an inflentual religious scholar rather than a combatant, as its head after the killing of Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan last week.


Afghan Taliban announces successor to Mullah Mansour

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:50

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, an official statement said.


Afghan Taliban announces new leader

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:14

Kabul, May 25 (IANS) Afghan Taliban has named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader following the death of former chief Mullah Mansour in a drone strike in Pakistan, BBC reported on Wednesday.


Dire consequences if Taliban chooses Haqqani as new chief: Russia

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:28

Moscow, May 24 (IANS) There will be severe consequences if Sirajuddin Haqqani, considered one of the most dangerous warlords in the Middle East, becomes leader of the Taliban following the reported killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said here on Monday.


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 12:02

Kabul, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an "important milestone" in the longstanding effort to bring peace in Afghanistan.


Afghan intelligence confirms Taliban leader's death

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 16:10

Kabul, May 22 (IANS) Contradicting a Pakistan media report, the Afghanistan intelligence agency on Sunday confirmed that Taliban's supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been killed in US drone strike in Balochistan.


Afghanistan assesses reports on reported death of Taliban leader

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:34

Kabul, May 22 (IANS) The Afghanistan government has started assessing the reported killing of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor by US military drone strike in Pakistan, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Sunday.


Taliban not ready for talks, says Pakistan

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:36

Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) A top Pakistani foreign affairs adviser on Friday said the Afghan Taliban have not yet responded positively to efforts made by the four-nation group to revive talks with the Afghan government.