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Afghanistan's Taliban: leaderless but still a potent threat

Kabul - The Taliban, whose chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour died in a weekend US drone strike, originated among young Afghan religious students who took refuge in Pakistan from the 1979-89 Soviet occupation.

The Shura: ideological guardians of the Taliban movement

Islamabad - Through war and peace, the Taliban's Rahbari Shura has been at the heart of its decision-making process since the movement's inception, and is now tasked with finding a new leader to succeed Mullah Akthar Mansour.

Death of Taliban chief Mansour: what happens next?

Islamabad - President Barack Obama confirmed Monday that a US drone strike in southwest Pakistan had killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, heralding a new chapter in the Afghan insurgency which had grown fiercer under him.Who will succeed him?

Pakistan denounces US drone strike on Afghan Taliban chief

Islamabad - Pakistan on Sunday denounced the US drone strike believed to have killed the Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour as a violation of its air space and said only negotiations could bring a lasting peace to Afghanistan.

US drone strike on Taliban leader — What happens next?

Islamabad - An American drone strike "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Saturday, US officials said.

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

Washington - An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials said, in a major and rare American military raid in the country.

Son of slain Pakistani governor narrates horrific kidnap ordeal

Islamabad - The son of a murdered Pakistani governor has described in chilling detail how he was flogged, shot and had his nails pulled out by Islamic militants during almost five years in captivity.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lashed out at Europe's silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of "double standards.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Security boosted as Bangladesh prepares to hang top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Tuesday stepped up security at the capital Dhaka's main prison where the authorities are expected to hang the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes.

Afghan, international forces free ex-Pakistan PM's hostage son

Islamabad - Afghan and international forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a raid on an Al-Qaeda cell in Afghanistan, Kabul and Islamabad said Tuesday, three years after he was kidnapped in a hail of bullets.

Pakistan celebrates Sadiq Khan's London mayor win

Islamabad - The election of a Pakistani bus driver's son as the mayor of London was greeted with celebration on Saturday in Pakistan, from where Sadiq Khan's parents emigrated to Britain in the 1960s.

Pakistani shopkeeper killed dozens with 'revenge' sweets

Multan - A Pakistani sweetshop owner has confessed to fatally poisoning at least 30 people by lacing his goods with pesticide in an attempt to take revenge on his older brother, police told AFP Friday.

Pakistani woman 'strangled for helping friend elope'

Peshawar - A Pakistani woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said Thursday, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of "honour killings".

Bangladesh Islamist leader set to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes.

Pakistan army chief orders probe into party worker's custodial death

Karachi - Pakistan's powerful army chief Wednesday ordered a probe into the death of an activist from Karachi's main political party who was in the custody of the city's paramilitary Rangers.

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

Quetta - The young Afghan boy who captivated hearts after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey has appealed to the UN refugee agency after fleeing Afghanistan.

Five years on, bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail

Peshawar - Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters, in its bid to smooth troubled relations with Islamabad.

Pakistan poisoned sweets death toll climbs to 33

Multan - Some 33 people including five children have now died in central Pakistan after eating sweets accidentally tainted with insecticide, officials said Sunday.The mass poisoning occurred in the Karor Lal Esan area of Punjab province last month.

23 dead in Pakistan after eating poisoned sweets

Lahore - At least 23 people have died and dozens of others fell ill in central Pakistan after eating sweets which police suspect were tainted with pesticides, officials said Monday.

Gunmen kill seven police guarding polio team in Pakistan: officials 

Karachi - Motorcycle gunmen on Wednesday shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials said, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

In Kashmir, 'fearless mobs' help militants escape

- In a graveyard at his school in Indian Kashmir, principal Ghulam Ahmed Bhat stares sadly at a mound of freshly dug earth after another former pupil was killed in the region's conflict.

Pakistan's Kalash fight for their identity with UNESCO bid

Chitral - Pakistan's smallest religious minority, the Kalash speak their own language and celebrate their gods through music, dance -- and alcohol, which they brew themselves in Chitral's plunging verdant valleys.

Grenade explodes during Pakistan court demonstration, injures two

Karachi - The detonator of a hand grenade exploded during a demonstration requested by a judge in a Pakistani anti-terror court on Monday, injuring two people and throwing the judge off his chair.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
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