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
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.
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.
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.
August 05, 2015 12:00 am
Confirmation of the death of Taliban’s last unifying figure could set back the peace process in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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."
July 31, 2015 12:00 am
Confirmation of Mullah Omar’s death brings closure. And the warning that a more unpredictable era is here.
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.
October 20, 2014 1:37 pm
October 20, 2014 1:27 pm