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Speculation over New Taliban Chief’s Photo

Speculation over New Taliban Chief’s Photo

Kabul-The photo of the Afghan Taliban chieftain has triggered a flurry of speculation over the motive behind its release soon after Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed as the group’s leader. Only a grainy image of Mullah Omar, the insurgent group’s secretive...
Taliban leader says still willing to talk

Taliban leader says still willing to talk

Kabul, AP—The Taliban’s reclusive leader said Tuesday that his group was willing to start peace negotiations, even as he urged more attacks—including insider shootings by government security forces—on foreign troops. In a wide-ranging emailed message, Mullah...
Opinion: The Dangers of Presidential Rule

Opinion: The Dangers of Presidential Rule

This week, Afghans started registering for their next presidential election in an atmosphere that could hardly be described as enthusiastic. The prospects of the election are the subject of great speculation. Some doubt it will actually take place. Others fear the...