New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour urges unity in ranks in first audio message
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour urges unity in ranks in first audio message

New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar.

New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message

New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar.

Taliban deny reports of Haqqani network founder`s death
Taliban deny reports of Haqqani network founder`s death

The Taliban on Saturday denied reports of the death of the founder of Haqqani network, its allied militant group blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.

Chief of Haqqani network Jalaluddin Haqqani dead: Sources
Chief of Haqqani network Jalaluddin Haqqani dead: Sources

Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the dreaded Haqqani network behind some of the deadliest attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, has been dead for over a year, militant sources said on Friday, two days after news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death in Pakistan surfaced.

Five 'facilitators' of Pakistan church attack held

Authorities have arrested five "facilitators" of the Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers, who attacked two packed churches here during a Sunday mass in March, in one of the worst terrorist attacks on the minority community that claimed 17 lives.

Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed offers 'funeral' prayer for Mullah Omar

Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed led a "funeral" prayer for Taliban's longtime supremo Mullah Omar here after the terror outfit confirmed his death.

China to work with Pakistan, others for Afghan peace process

China has expressed its backing for Pakistan and other parties to "push for peace and reconciliation" in the war-torn Afghanistan, days after the second round of peace talks were put off following news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar's death.

Mullah Mansour, pragmatic heir to Taliban leadership

The new Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has a reputation as a relative moderate who favours peace talks with the government -- but his leadership already faces challenges to its legitimacy.

Mullah Omar's death mysterious: Pakistani daily

Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived in secrecy and his death appears to have been just as mysterious, a Pakistani daily said on Friday.

Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies
Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies

 The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader of the militant movement, a statement said on Friday, a day after the insurgents confirmed the death of Mullah Omar.

Mullah Omar: The Taliban`s mysterious one-eyed supremo

Mullah Omar cast a long shadow over Afghanistan ever since he led a young band of zealots to power almost two decades ago, imposing brutal Islamist rule over the country.

Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar, appoint his successor
Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar, appoint his successor

A day after Afghan government sources claimed that Mullah Omar died two years ago, Taliban broke their silence on Thursday and officially confirmed the death of their one-eyed leader.

Accused Russian Taliban faces unprecedented US trial

  A former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter goes on trial on Thursday as the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in US federal court.

Mullah Omar death reports 'credible', says White House
Mullah Omar death reports 'credible', says White House

Throwing its weight behind the reports of Taliban supremo mullah Omar's demise, the US on Wednesday said that the news was “credible”, however refrained from revealing further details.

Afghan Taliban stay mum on Mullah Omar death reports
Afghan Taliban stay mum on Mullah Omar death reports

The Taliban today rejected reports of any fresh round of peace talks expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.

Taliban capture district in Afghanistan''s Helmand province

Taliban have captured a district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops struggled to secure for years, in the latest setback for Afghan government forces now largely battling the militants on their own.

Afghan Taliban say `unaware` of peace talks, no comment on Mullah Omar
Afghan Taliban say `unaware` of peace talks, no comment on Mullah Omar

 The Taliban Thursday rejected reports of any fresh round of peace talks expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul`s reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.

US issues worldwide caution for its citizens on terror threats
US issues worldwide caution for its citizens on terror threats

The US has issued a worldwide travel caution for its citizens including in India in the wake of increased threat coming in particular from the expanding global presence of the Islamic State.

White House says believes reports of Taliban leader's death are 'credible'

 The White House said on Wednesday it was aware of reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and believes the reports are "credible."

Afghan military delegation holds talks with Pak officials

 An Afghan military delegation today held a meeting with senior Pakistani military officials here on border security situation and other issues of mutual interest.