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Stories with person: Mullah Mohammad Omar
  • Afghan Taliban close ranks around new leader story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 11:53 am

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but will also strengthen them on the battlefield.

  • Afghan official warns Taliban on staying out of peace talks story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 8:59 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Afghan official on Tuesday warned the Taliban against staying out of the peace process with the government in Kabul, saying that insurgents who opt for war will face serious consequences.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, US seek roadmap to peace story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 3:46 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Four countries __ Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States __ were cloistered away late into the night Monday trying to lay a foundation they hope will eventually lead to peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban fighters. But in the end, the biggest decision that appeared to be reached was to meet again.