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The Key to Reviving an Afghan Peace Process May Just Be the Taliban

Marvin G. Weinbaum | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Marvin G. Weinbaum

While relatively few Afghans are anxious to see the Taliban's return, many seem willing to believe their promises to govern differently than in the past. Incidents like the strike on Kunduz's Doctors Without Borders hospital by American gunships can also serve to channel anger against a Kabul regime reliant on foreign troops.

Pakistan Doesn't Want a Total Taliban Breakdown

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 08.17.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

While the Afghan government viewed the dissent in the Taliban's rank as good news, Pakistan is worried that the breakup will lead to the weakening of their strong card in the Afghan conflict game.

The Fallout From Mullah Omar's Death

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Who ultimately emerges as the undisputed Taliban leader, what his agenda will be, if the group splinters further and how Pakistan is going to play this game with its new twists shall affect the future of Afghanistan and the region.

Top Taliban Official Quits Amid Leadership Tensions

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

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Post Mortem: Mullah Omar, the Commander of the Faithful

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

For almost a decade and a half the messianic Omar served as a unifying force for the Taliban who have sustained massive losses in their insurgency against the powerful U.S.-led NATO Alliance and Afghan Army.

Mullah Omar's Family Doesn't Back New Taliban Leader

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunda...

What Becomes Of The Taliban After Mullah Omar's Death?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with the Center on Internationa...

New Taliban Chief Calls For Unity Amid Leadership Struggle

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message r...

Mullah Omar's Death Breaks the Back of the Taliban

Mohammad Taqi | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Mohammad Taqi

The height of the Pakistani state's chutzpah is that it does not only harbor these terrorists for decades and unleash them on the neighbors and the world, but also that it wants to be given credit and a thank you note even when America or Allah takes them out. The fundamental question about Mullah Omar's death in Karachi is who in Pakistan knew about his presence there, when did they know it and what, if anything at all, did they do about it.

After Mullah Omar’s Death, The Taliban Has Some Explaining To Do

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead?

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 07.30.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

Regardless of whether Mullah Omar is indeed dead, the pronouncement of his demise by the splinter group could be a sign of serious turmoil within the ranks of the Taliban.

Afghan Taliban Reportedly Appoint Mansour As Leader

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.30.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 30 (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban have appointed Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as leader of the insurgency, two Afghan commanders ...

Pakistan: Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Postponed

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.30.2015 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 30 (Reuters) - The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two milita...

News Of Mullah Omar's Death Comes At A Key Time For Peace In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

AP/The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

The Afghan government confirmed on Wednesday it has credible information indicating that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in April 2013 in Pakist...

Spring Ushers in Fighting Season in Afghanistan

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Abdullah Sharif

This pattern of fighting in Afghanistan is nothing new, but what is noteworthy is that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will this year face the enemy without the full support of the U.S. and its NATO and other coalition forces.

Afghanistan's Taliban Say Leader Mullah Omar Is Alive And Well

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

KABUL, April 6 (Reuters) - The head of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, Mullah Omar, is alive and in touch with current events, the group has said ...

Car Bomb Kills 12 In Pakistan

AP | ABDUL SATTAR | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

QUETTA, Pakistan — A large bomb hidden by the Taliban in a rickshaw exploded as a police vehicle passed in southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killi...

Suicide Bomber Kills 15, Including 6 Americans

AP | KATHY GANNON and KAY JOHNSON | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 15 people including six Americans i...

Karzai: Taliban Chief Could Run For President

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

BERLIN -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a German newspaper that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar could run for president in elections next...

Taliban May Be Granted Safe Passage For Peace Talks

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States on Wednesday discussed how to provide Taliban leaders safe passage to join peace negotiations...

U.S. Offers $10 Million Bounty For Pakistani Militant Chief

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani militant accused of directing deadly attacks in neighboring India on Tuesday dismissed a U.S. decision to put a bounty o...

Taliban Chief Asks Militants To Protect Afghan Civilians

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban's reclusive leader said in a Muslim holiday message on Friday that his fighters must protect Afghan civilians, ...

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

Tech-Savvy Taliban Fights War In Cyberspace

Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology

By Michelle Nichols KABUL (Reuters) - The war in Afghanistan entered cyberspace on Wednesday when the tech-savvy Taliban said their phones, ema...