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New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar, not a soldier

2 years, 4 months ago
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.

Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

4 years, 2 months ago
BAGHDAD: An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister on Wednesday, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt…