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Taliban Say Mullah Omar Death Covered Up

​The Taliban has admitted that it covered up the death of its leader Mullah Mohammad Omar for more than two years, confirming that he died in 2013 as was first claimed by Afghanistan’s intelligence.

Iran Sentences Two To 10 Years For Spying

Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years in prison for spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on August 30.

IS Destroys Another Palmyra Temple

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has severely damaged an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a monitoring group and a local resident said on August 30.

U.S. Presses Pakistan On Peace Talks

The United States is urging Pakistan to help restart peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents.

Australia Wants More EU Nations On Air Strikes

Australia is urging more European countries to take part in air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria and Iraq in an effort to help end the refugee crisis in Europe.

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