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Haqqani network founder backs new Taliban leader

Kabul - Afghanistan's Haqqani network militant group posted a statement Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.

New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message

Kabul - 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

Kabul - 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.

Taliban power transition raises hopes for Afghan peace talks

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new chief Friday, a historic power transition that raises hopes a more moderate leadership will pave the way for peace talks despite divisions within insurgent ranks.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death: what now?

Kabul - The death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, announced by Kabul and confirmed Thursday by the militants, has major implications for the insurgency and for the future of Afghanistan.Here are some of the key issues. What does it mean for the Taliban?

Mullah Omar's death: Taliban's loss, Islamic State's gain

Kabul - Mullah Omar's death poses an existential crisis for the Afghan Taliban, analysts say, potentially presaging a splintering of the movement as the Islamic State group gains a toehold among insurgents enthralled by its battlefield prowess.

Afghan Taliban confirm leader Mullah Omar's death

Kabul - The Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their elusive leader Mullah Omar, paving the way for the first transition of power for the fractious militant movement waging a bloody war in Afghanistan.

Pakistan says second round of Afghan-Taliban talks postponed

Islamabad - A second round of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been postponed, Pakistan's foreign office said Thursday, following the reported death of the insurgents' leader Mullah Omar.

Afghan Taliban silent on Mullah Omar, disavow peace talks

Kabul - 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 leader Mullah Omar is dead: Afghan intelligence

Kabul - Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago, Afghanistan's intelligence agency spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said Wednesday.The comments came after unnamed government and militant sources said earlier that he had died."Mullah Omar is dead.

Gunfight kills at least 20 at Afghan wedding: Officials

Kunduz - At least 20 people were killed when a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, highlighting the fragile security situation in the war-torn country.

Taliban seize Afghan police base after mass surrender

Kunduz - Taliban insurgents seized a police base in northern Afghanistan after more than 100 policemen surrendered, inflicting one of the heaviest blows to Afghan forces since the NATO combat mission ended in December.

U.S. air strike kills top Al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Arbil - A US air strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon said Friday.

Next round of Afghan-Taliban talks set for end July

Kabul - The Afghan government will meet Taliban insurgents at the end of July for the highly anticipated second round of talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, officials said, with a possible ceasefire high on the agenda.

Afghan suicide bombing kills 19

Balkh - 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.

Afghanistan bans toy guns to curb culture of violence

Kabul - Afghanistan banned the sale of imitation Kalashnikovs and other toy guns Tuesday after they caused injuries to more than 100 people during Eid celebrations, as it seeks to curb a culture of violence.

Afghan officials say 10 soldiers killed in U.S. airstrike

Tarin Kowt - A US airstrike killed up to 10 Afghan soldiers Monday at an army checkpoint in a Taliban-bedevilled province south of Kabul, officials said, the latest "friendly fire" incident involving foreign coalition forces.

Afghan Taliban leader hails 'legitimate' peace talks

Kabul - Taliban leader Mullah Omar Wednesday hailed as "legitimate" peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue, easing concerns that it lacked the leadership's backing.

Doubts and divisions among commanders as Taliban talk peace

Kabul - Talks last week between Afghan and Taliban negotiators were hailed by officials as a major breakthrough, but insurgent commanders on the ground have responded far more sceptically, highlighting the huge challenges facing the embryonic peace process.

'At least 18 killed' in attack near Afghanistan military base

Khost - At least 18 civilians were killed and six wounded Sunday in a suicide car bomb attack near a military base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, where Afghan and foreign soldiers are stationed, authorities said.

Afghanistan-Pakistan IS chief killed in drone strike

Kabul - The head of the Islamic State group in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Saturday.

From Red Army to Afghan jihad museum: a soldier's tale

Herat - Former Soviet soldier Bakhretdin Khakimov came to Afghanistan to fight the mujahideen more than three decades ago. Today he has a new life as caretaker of a museum celebrating the jihadists' victory over the Red Army.

Kabul plans detailed Taliban talks on ending bloodshed

Kabul - Afghan negotiators said Thursday their next round of talks with the Taliban would focus in detail on ways to end bloodshed in the country, wracked by nearly 40 years of war.

Afghan lawmakers reject female Supreme Court nominee

Kabul - Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the first ever female nominee for the country's Supreme Court, a setback to the government's efforts to promote women to high-profile positions.

Afghans, Taliban 'to meet again' following Pakistan talks

Islamabad - Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark through-the-night talks aimed at ending the militants' 13-year insurgency, Pakistan said Wednesday.

Taliban launches twin attacks on NATO, spy agency in Kabul

Kabul - Two suicide attacks in Kabul on Tuesday targeting first NATO then the Afghan spy agency left one person dead and five wounded, officials said, as the Taliban step up their annual summer offensive.

Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post

Kabul - Afghanistan's parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a revitalised Taliban.

Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody offensive

Kabul - Suicide attackers Tuesday targeted NATO troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing four people and wounding almost 60 as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up.

Suicide truck bomb kills two, wounds 40 in Afghanistan: Officials

Kandahar - A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan killed two civilians on Tuesday and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: Officials

Herat - At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as troops face their first fighting season without NATO combat support.
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