KABUL: Religious scholar Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, named Wednesday as the Afghan Taliban's new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan and issued many of its harsh verdicts.
KABUL: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour took over as head of the insurgent movement last July following the revelation that the group's founder Mullah Omar had been dead for two years.
KABUL: The Afghan Taliban Saturday said they would soon release an audio message from leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a bid to quash fevered speculation that he was killed in an internal firefight.
PESHAWAR: Mullah Omar, founder of the Afghan Taliban, died of natural causes in Afghanistan, his son said in a statement calling for unity and quashing rumours about his father's mysterious death amid a leadership dispute.
KABUL: The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.
KABUL: At least 20 Afghan cadets were killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up at the entrance of Kabul Police Academy on Friday, officials said.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Defence Khawaja Asif has termed the claims about Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death in Pakistan as 'baseless'.