Free Press Journal
  • Sartaz Aziz

    Sartaj Aziz to explore if Afghan Government interested in reviving talks with Taliban

    Karachi :Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz will explore on the sidelines of his visit to Kabul if the Government of Afghanistan is interested in reviving a reconciliation dialogue with the Taliban. According to the Dawn, Aziz will attend the ministerial meeting of sixth edition of Regional Economic Conference on Afghanistan during his day-long visit. He will also meet the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Pakistan will take

  • Afghan Taliban admit covering up Omar’s death

    Kabul: The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died without saying when, deepening internal divisions with many insurgents accusing the leadership of keeping them in the dark while issuing statements in his name. The admission of a cover up was buried

  • Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar’s death

    Kabul: The Taliban today admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.

  • Malala secures top marks in British school exams

    London : Teenage Pakistani female education rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination bid in 2012 and became the youngest recipient of a Nobel peace prize, has secured high marks in UK’s national school exams.  Malala’s dedication to her studies has paid off, according to her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, who tweeted that the 18-year-old had achieved six A grades, the highest possible, and four As, the second highest, in her

  • ‘ISI hid news of Mullah Omar’s death’

    Washington : Pakistan’s intelligence had knowledge about the death of reclusive Taliban chief Mullah Omar and its move to hide the news is “failure” of not only the US-Pak intelligence co-operation, but also the American intelligence as well, a former top Pentagon official has said.  Mullah Omar is reported to have died in a hospital in Karachi in, 2013. But the information about his mysterious death, most probably due to tuberculosis, was

  • Af Taliban denounce IS execution video

    Kabul : The Taliban have condemned a “horrific” video that appears to show fighters from the Islamic State group blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives.

  • Taliban suicide bomber kills 29 in Afghan

    Kabul : A suicide bomber in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province has killed 29 people, mainly members of illegal armed groups that have clashed with security forces and the insurgents in the past, an Afghan official said.

  • Violence, Afghanistan

    400 Victims of violence in Afghanistan over last 2 days

    Kabul: Violence in Afghanistan has left more than 400 victims between the dead and wounded over the last two days, particularly in Kabul and among civilians, with the bloodiest attacks since the Taliban leader Mullah Omar died.

  • Afghan policemen stand guard at a market destroyed by a powerful truck bomb in Kabul.

    Powerful truck bomb kills 15, injures 240 in Kabul

    Kabul : A huge truck bomb tore through central Kabul, killing 15 civilians and wounding 240 others in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death.

  • ‘Father of Taliban’ backs Mullah Mansour as group’s chief

    Peshawar : Amid growing dissent within Taliban ranks over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, an influential Pakistani cleric known as the ‘Father of the Taliban’ has endorsed the nomination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the group’s supremo.

  • Mullah Omar

    Mullah Omar didn’t die in Pakistan: Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif

    Islamabad: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar did not die in Pakistan nor was he buried in this country, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday. Addressing the National Assembly, the minister also said that the Taliban leader was never in Quetta or Karachi and was not treated at any Karachi hospital. The News quoted Asif as saying that statements made by Mullah Omar’s family proved that he died in Afghanistan and was

  • Mullah Akhtar Mansour

    ‘Father of Taliban’ backs Mullah Mansour as group’s chief

    Peshawar: Amid growing dissent within Taliban ranks over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, an influential Pakistani cleric known as the “Father of the Taliban” has endorsed the nomination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the group’s supremo.

  • Jaluddin-Haqqani

    Taliban denies death reports of Jalaluddin Haqqani

    Karachi: The Taliban has denied reports of the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of Haqqani network which is an allied militant group. The reports had come a day after the Taliban confirmed that its leader Mullah Omar had died.

  • terrorist

    Taliban releases audio of new leader

    Kabul: The Afghan Taliban on Saturday released an audio tape of Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was elected the new leader of the insurgent group earlier this week.

  • Haqqani chief is also dead

    Islamabad : Jalaluddin Haqqani, head of the dreaded Haqqani network, which was behind some of the deadliest attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan, has been dead for over a year, militant sources said on Friday, two days after the death of Taliban chief Mullah Omar was confirmed.

  • Pakistan-China

    China to work with Pakistan, others for Afghan peace process

    Beijing: China has expressed its backing for Pakistan and other parties to “push for peace and reconciliation” in the war-torn Afghanistan, days after the second round of peace talks were put off following news of Taliban chief Mullah Omar’s death. Foreign Ministry today said that while China understands the reasons for postponement of talks, it wants all parties to focus on national unity and lasting peace in Afghanistan and continue to push forward the

  • terrorist

    Tailban’s new chief may have deceived fellow insurgents: Report

    New York: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Taliban’s newly-anointed chief, may have deceived fellow insurgents for the past two years by claiming to pass orders and messages from Mullah Muhammad Omar even though he would have been aware that his boss had died in 2013, a media report said. “Yet even by Mullah Omar’s standards, his elusiveness in his final years was remarkable. Only a handful of high-ranking Taliban had any access to their leader, and