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Stories with person: Mullah Mohammad Omar
  • Pakistan renews commitment to facilitate Afghan peace talks 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 4:55 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

  • Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:02 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm

    ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.

  • Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.

  • Al-Qaida leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 2:23 pm

    CAIRO - Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri purportedly pledged his group's allegiance to the new leader of the Taliban following the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar in an audio recording that surfaced Thursday.

  • Afghan officials in Pakistan to discuss peace efforts story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:56 pm

    ISLAMABAD - A high-level Afghan delegation arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to discuss security cooperation and peace efforts after Afghanistan's president said Pakistan was involved in a spate of devastating Taliban attacks that rocked Kabul last week, killing dozens of people.

  • Pakistani minister says Mullah Omar didn't die in Pakistan 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 10:38 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's defense minister says the former head of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, did not die in Pakistan as Kabul announced last week.