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US lawmakers to debate whether Pakistan is a 'friend or foe'

"Pakistan's long history of ties to terrorist groups, including those with American blood on their hands, is well documented," Congressman Poe said.

Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on India's role in Afghanistan are "overestimated", a top Obama Administration official said on Wednesday and warned that the country will not have a "bright future" unless it takes action against terror groups like Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: Sources

New Afghan Taliban leader was compromise candidate: Sources

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, presenting the Taliban with their second succession in less than a year.

Afghan Taliban confirms death of Mansour, names Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

Afghan Taliban confirms death of Mansour, names Haibatullah Akhundzada as new leader

Taliban founder Mullah Omar's son Mullah Yakoub and senior commander Sirajuddin Haqqani were named as deputies.

Afghan Taliban confirm death of chief Mullah Mansour, appoint new leader

Afghan Taliban confirm death of chief Mullah Mansour, appoint new leader

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.

Afghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor

The Afghan Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, militant sources said today, with one saying the two main contenders had backed out of the leadership race.

Afghanistan executes six Taliban inmates

Six Afghan Taliban inmates on death row were hanged on Sunday, government sources said, in the first set of executions endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani since he came to power in 2014.

Mullah Omar's brother, son given senior roles in Afghan Taliban

A senior figure in the Afghan Taliban Tuesday said that a brother and son of their late founder, the one-eyed Mullah Mohammad Omar, have been appointed to leadership positions in the insurgency.

Pakistan housing Afghan Taliban leaders, admits Nawaz Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan housing Afghan Taliban leaders, admits Nawaz Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan's Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has admitted that Islamabad has considerable influence over the Taliban because its leaders live in the country.

Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

The UN had agreed to remove some Taliban members who renounced ties to al Qaeda from the UN blacklist on a "gradual" basis to try and help Afghan efforts to engage some insurgents in talks.

Afghan Taliban names new political head in peace talks boost

The Afghan Taliban have named a new head for their political office in Qatar, with a militant source saying today he is a supporter of peace talks with Kabul.

Taliban overrun remote northern district in Afghanistan

The Taliban have overrun a district in northern Afghanistan's Takhar province.

Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid; toll crosses 360

Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid; toll crosses 360

Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets Tuesday after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

'Afghan Taliban open to peace talks; Haqqani, al Qaeda not'

 More than half of the Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but the dreaded Haqqani network and the al-Qaeda are not as open to such reconciliation processes in the war- torn country, the top US commander in Afghanistan has said.

Afghan Taliban seize 200-bed hospital in Kunduz city in north

Afghan Taliban fighters on Monday seized control of a 200-bed hospital in Kunduz city in the north, a spokesman for the militants said.

Afghan Taliban divided as talks between two factions fail

The Afghan Taliban may split into two factions, said a spokesman for one group on Saturday, because they cannot agree who should be leader following the death of their founder. 

Afghan Taliban says leadership dispute resolved

The Afghan Taliban said on Wednesday that a major dispute undermining the movement has been resolved, after relatives of the militant group`s late leader, Mullah Omar, pledged support for his appointed successor Mullah Mansour.

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar`s death

Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar`s death

The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar`s death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.

'Afghan Taliban will not make any leadership change'

Afghan Taliban will not change its decision to appoint Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the group's chief as he was elected by a "clear majority" with only a "few people" opposing him, Mullah Omar's former spokesman has said.

Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban

Afghan government says it won't separately deal with Taliban

Afghanistan's government has addressed the growing leadership crisis in the Taliban for the first time, saying it won't deal with the militant group separately from other "armed opposition" in the country.