KABUL, Afghanistan– Yesterday, August 31, the Taliban has released the fresh video message of the Canadian-American family, who are asking for a change in Afghan government policies awarding death penalties to “these men”, referring to Taliban leaders who are being held in Afghan prisons. Joshua Boyle, a Canadian citizen, and his wife, Caitlan Coleman, an …
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has no plan to renew the peace talks process with Taliban through Quadrilateral Coordination Group, a spokesperson quoted through Associated Press.
Ghani had raised concerns over Pakistan’s differentiating among terrorists on the basis of “good and bad terrorists” while he attended the last week NATO’s Warsaw Summit.
Taliban Supreme Council (Shura) has selected Maulavi Haibatullah Akhwand as new Taliban emir following the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan .
Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, leader of the Taliban, has been killed by a US drone only miles away from Quetta, Pakistan. His death, which has been confirmed by several Taliban sources comes only a year after the Islamist organisation confirmed the death of former leader Mullah Omer in 2015.