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Taliban rift: Disregard 'propaganda', show support for Mullah Akhtar Mansour, says terror group

  • Afghanistan Taliban on Tuesday urged followers to show their unified support to Mullah Mohammad Omar's successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, even as the fissures within the terrorist organisations became visible.

Aug 04, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2015, 15:07 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

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.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

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.

Jul 30, 2015, 10:16 AM IST

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead: Reports

Just days after Afghan Taliban issued a statement by its supreme leader Mullah Omar backing peace talks, reports have emerged claiming that the militant outfit's one-eyed leader was killed two years ago in July.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:49 PM IST

Mullah Omar to appoint high-level team for formal US talks

Taliban leader Mullah Muhmmad Omar will appoint a high-level team for formal talks with the United States.

Jun 21, 2013, 12:05 PM IST