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Mullah Omar


Who are the Taliban - Part I: From hardliners to moderates, is there a generational shift?

July 22, 2021 8:00 pm

As the Taliban gain ground, districts across Afghanistan are being ruled by force and fear. But for many international observers and Afghans on the ground, who the Taliban actually are remains a mystery

Mullah Mohammad Omar’s final days: how new book contests US claims

March 13, 2019 7:54 am

The author, independent Dutch journalist Bette Dam, worked from Kabul from 2009 to 2014. Her biography on Omar, Searching for an Enemy, was published in Dutch last month. In an article published in English by a think-tank named Zomia, Dam summarises the book.

Former Taliban leader Mullah Omar's family declares support for his successor

September 16, 2015 9:38 pm

A statement posted on the Taliban's website said that Mullah Omar's brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and eldest son, Mullah Mohammad Yaqoub, declared their support for Mansour's leadership in a gathering of senior Taliban officials.

Conflict watch: From Syria to Afghanistan, all you need to know about the week that was

August 10, 2015 1:12 am

Niladri Chatterjee, who wrote under the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed by the al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, including Avijit Roy, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Mission not accomplished

August 05, 2015 12:00 am

Confirmation of the death of Taliban’s last unifying figure could set back the peace process in Afghanistan.

Former Taliban chief Mullah Omar's son killed in Pakistan, says Afghan lawmaker

August 04, 2015 8:11 pm

Afghan Taliban rejected Qadir's claim that Mullah Omar's son had been killed in an attack in Pakistan.

Raja-Mandala: After Mullah Omar

August 04, 2015 9:52 am

Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.

Hafiz Saeed offers 'funeral' prayer for Mullah Omar

July 31, 2015 8:52 pm

Offering prayers, Saeed, who has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, prayed to God to "forgive the sins of the great leader of (Muslim) Ummah and grant him a high place in heaven."

Rites of transition

July 31, 2015 12:00 am

Confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death brings closure. And the warning that a more unpredictable era is here.

Life after Mullah Omar: For Taliban, Afghanistan, and the peace talks

July 31, 2015 7:45 am

There is a view that the post-Omar situation in the Taliban — especially if the divisions within grow sharper — might provide an opening that New Delhi could use to engage with independent-minded factions.