30 July 2015 16:04
The Taliban militant group has appointed Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as its new leader, one day after news broke of the death of the group’s long-time serving chief Mullah Omar, a report says.
An unnamed senior Taliban commander told the Pakistani daily Express Tribune on Thursday that the group had picked Mansour as its new leader.
The source confirmed reports that Sirajuddin...
30 July 2015 15:26
With a delegation headed to Tehran soon, Indian officials will push for the revival of the $7 billion gas pipeline from Iran which has to cross Pakistan, a New Delhi-based newspaper says.
India dropped out of the massive project under US pressures but a recent opening in the business environment in Iran has prompted Indian leaders to make a fresh bid for...
30 July 2015 14:49
At least 15 people have been killed and several others injured in a series of US drone strikes in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.
The attacks were reportedly carried out against anti-government militants in the province’s Harun Baba district, local Afghan officials said on Wednesday night.
The US regularly uses drones for airstrikes and spying missions in Afghanistan as well as Pakistan’s northwestern...
30 July 2015 14:38
Afghan officials say at least five children have lost their lives in a massive explosion in the country’s troubled southern province of Helmand, Press TV reports.
Colonel Omar Jan Haqmal, the police chief for the Nad-e-Ali district, said on Thursday that the children, all below the age of ten, had found an old rocket in the area, located approximately 650 kilometers...
29 July 2015 22:14
Mullah Mohammad Omar’s Death Confirmed
Afghan and Pakistani officials confirmed Mulla Mohammad Omar’s Death but the militant group has not commented on the claim, Al-Alam News Network reports.
The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released.
Meantime, Pakistani authorities confirmed that Mullah Mohammad Omar has passed away two years ago...
29 July 2015 17:00
At least two civilians have lost their lives and 11 others suffered injuries in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan's northern city of Kunduz.
The Wednesday morning blast happened when a police vehicle was passing by an explosives-laden car near the hospital in Kunduz, said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the local police chief, adding that no police officers were wounded...
29 July 2015 15:41
A senior Afghan official says Kabul is investigating recent reports that the secretive leader of the Taliban militant group, Mullah Omar, has died.
Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, made the statement at a news conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, reports said Afghan government and intelligence sources have confirmed that the...
29 July 2015 10:43
The notorious leader of Pakistan’s outlawed terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has been killed in a shootout with police while trying to escape in the eastern province of Punjab.
"Malik Ishaq, along with 13 other sectarian militants, including two of his sons, were killed in the early hours of Wednesday morning," Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada told AFP.
Ishaq, arrested on July 25, was being moved...
28 July 2015 10:49
The prospects for the return of Iran’s oil supplies to the global crude market – after sanctions against it are eventually lifted – are already raising speculations that the country could eventually end up in a price war with other producers like Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the UAE.
Many believe that while the same price war could lead to further price...
27 July 2015 11:31
A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, AP reported.
A gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in the Andarab district late on Sunday, according to Jaweed Basharat, the governor of Baghlan province.
“The clash broke out after a relative of a provincial police official was assassinated,” the police...
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