User: newstrust Topic: Pakistan
Category: Taliban
Last updated: May 25 2016 01:35 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Chabahar and the Afghan roundabout 25.5.2016 Hindu: Opinion
Whether it’s security or connectivity, Afghanistan is now a focal point of world powers and regional leaders. India needs to find its own role to build on the potential of the Chabahar gambit
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Pakistan to be included in count of those killed in counterterrorism operations 24.5.2016 Washington Post
Pakistan to be included in count of those killed in counterterrorism operations
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Frequent flyer Mansour used Pakistani passport for trips: report 24.5.2016 Hindu: News
"Wali’ had a Pakistani passport and was travelling on it with a valid visa of Iran and Dubai," the official said.
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What a true Afghan peace requires 24.5.2016 Washington Post: Editorials
The killing of the Taliban’s leader leaves the biggest obstacles unaddressed.
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Dire consequences if Taliban chooses Haqqani as new chief: Russia 24.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Moscow, May 24 : There will be severe consequences if Sirajuddin Haqqani, considered one of the most dangerous warlords in the Middle East, becomes leader of the Taliban following the reported killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said here on Monday.
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Pakistan summons US Ambassador over drone strike 24.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, May 24 : Pakistan on Monday summoned the US ambassador to the foreign ministry and protested over the Saturday drone strike in southwest of the country, that killed Taliban chief Mullaha Akhtar Mansoor.
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The shifting sands in Afghanistan 24.5.2016 Hindu: Home
With Mullah Mansour’s killing, much will now depend on the contours of the new Taliban leadership, and the extent of control Pakistan exerts over it
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Death of a terrorist 24.5.2016 Hindu: Home
The death of Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, has thrown the insurgency into its second leadership crisis within a year. Mansour, who took over command of the Taliban...
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Pakistan warns that U.S. airstrike against Taliban leader could hurt peace efforts 23.5.2016 Washington Post
The Foreign Office said last weekend's strike breached a U.N. charter ensuring "territorial integrity" and said it could hurt efforts to negotiate with Afghanistan and the Taliban.
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Pakistan: Peace Committee member shot dead in Swat 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Peshawar, May 23: Muhammad Khan, a member of the Peace Committee, and his police guard were shot dead by suspected militants in Swat's Bara Bandai area in Pakistan today.
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Obama on Taliban leader's death: U.S. strike doesn't change military role in Afghanistan 23.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

President Obama said Monday he made the call to kill Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour in Pakistan this week because the Taliban leader was specifically targeting U.S. troops and other personnel in Afghanistan.

But the strike does not mean the U.S. is jumping back into regular combat operations in...

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Afghan leaders see Taliban leader’s death as hopeful sign 23.5.2016 Durango Herald
KABUL, Afghanistan – The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike was greeted Sunday by Kabul’s political leadership as a game-changer in efforts to end the long insurgent war plaguing Afghanistan.In a rare show of unity, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah...
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No confirmation of Taliban chief's death: Sharif 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
London, May 23 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that reports were still not confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was killed during a US drone strike.
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Pakistan confirms drone strike 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, May 23 : The Pakistan government has confirmed that the United States shared information that a drone strike was carried out in Pakistan near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, in which reportedly the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhter Mansoor was targeted.
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US drone attack violation of Pakistan's sovereignty: Nawaz Sharif 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Lahore, May 23 : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif slammed the drone strike carried out by the United States in Balochistan a day earlier, saying that a strong protest had been lodged with the U.S. over the attack.
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Pakistan confirms drone strike, remains vague about Mansoor's death 23.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad, May 23 : Pakistan late on Sunday confirmed that two people were killed in a US drone strike on Saturday in its remote area along the Pakistan-Afghan border, but remained vague about the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoors death in the strike.
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Taliban leader Mansur killed 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad/Washington/Kabul, May 22 : The US on Sunday confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Mansur has been killed during an airstrike in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.
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Afghan leaders see Taliban leader's death as hopeful sign 22.5.2016 AP Top News
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike was greeted Sunday by Kabul's political leadership as a game-changer in efforts to end the long insurgent war plaguing Afghanistan....
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Mansour's brief reign as chief marked by turmoil 22.5.2016 AP Top News
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour's brief rule, which ended with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife....
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mansour killed in Pakistan (Roundup) 22.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Islamabad/Kabul, May 22 : Taliban supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, Afghan and Pakistani officials as well as the militant group confirmed on Sunday.
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