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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban have named a deputy to former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, the group’s first official confirmation that Mansour was killed in a U.S. 264 more words

Current Affairs

Discover today's Afghanistan

This is an excerpt of an article originally published in National Geographic by Patrick Witty. Read it in full here.

“Astralian photographer Andrew Quilty has been photographing in Afghanistan since 2013 for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and Foreign Policy. 330 more words

War

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“It’s just that we can’t see the women to see if they are beautiful. But we can see the boys, and so we can tell which of them is beautiful. 1,740 more words

Biological Terrorism

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THE WIND OF CHANGE COMES TO AFGHANISTAN:

THE LAND OF STONES, BLOOD, FEARS AND RESISTANCE

THE LAND OF TALIBAN

“I have the impression that our children are much more excited about going to school than children in other countries are. 2,105 more words

Biological Terrorism

ISIL's grand plan in Asia

A month ago, I was seated in a dimly-lit room in downtown Karachi, talking to militants representing three factions of the Taliban-al-Qaeda conglomerate that has ruled the underworld of Afghanistan and Pakistan since the 1990s. 720 more words

State Fragility

Rival Taliban factions agree on ceasefire

Rival factions of the Afghan Taliban agreed to stop deadly infighting, officials said, but tensions remained over the status of new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who has not been seen since reportedly being shot last month. 232 more words

Politics