Afghan Taliban announces that Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will be group's new leader, confirming death of founder Mullah Omar.
A jury was selected on Thursday ahead of the unprecedented trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan, which is taking place in a Virginia US District Court.
A judge found that an accused Taliban fighter may still be held even if the administration considers the United States’ war in Afghanistan to be over.
From the status of the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan to whether the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is a tax or a penalty, the "government may not always say what it means or mean what it says," a federal district judge in Washington said on Thursday.
An openly gay former Navy SEAL has filed an explosive, internal complaint alleging anti-gay harassment while on a CIA work assignment in Afghanistan last month. Brett Jones, the author of “Pride: The Story of the First Openly Gay Navy...Show More Summary
This blog was co-authored by Buddy Bell. A second round of peace talks between Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives, expected to begin before the end of July, 2015, suggests that some parties to the fighting want to declare a cease-fire. Show More Summary
Taliban leader Mullah Muhammed Omar is dead. According to Afghanistan, he died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital. As the supreme religious figure in Afghanistan, he commanded allegiance from all Taliban and foreign fighters, including Osama... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan.
VICE News is covering the ongoing fight for the future of Afghanistan. Click here for more from the Enduring Freedom blog. The Taliban distanced itself from ongoing peace talks with the Afghan government Thursday, amid reports that it has named a successor to deceased leader Mullah Omar. Show More Summary
Bobo sends us a link to Kansas City Fox 4 which tells the story of Brandon Garrison who has been playing the victim of his deployment to Afghanistan for years. He has benefited from receiving a free home and a free service dog. He has done interviews graveside of people he claimed to try and […]
The late Taliban leader Mohammad Omar played a major role in history. By giving Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda haven after they were expelled from Sudan in 1996, Omar hosted the organization and its leader as they planned the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. When Omar refused to give up bin […]
The confirmation of former Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's death reverberated Thursday as the insurgent group reportedly selected a new leader but signaled growing dissension over peace talks with the Afghan government.
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In the first half of 2015, violence by both the Taliban and the U.S. has risen sharply and Islamic State has emerged as a new and dangerous player. Once again, ordinary Afghans are the victims.
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban have captured a district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops struggled to secure for years, in the latest setback for Afghan government forces now largely battling the militants on their own.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago.
Afghanistan authorities say Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed figurehead of the Taliban, has been dead for more than two years
Mullah Omar, the head of the Taliban in Afghanistan, was reported dead by the Afghanistan government
Michael Kugelman: Assuming Mullah Omar has died, the implications are immense. He was not just the leader of a militant organization. He has been a deeply influential figure well beyond the Taliban.