An official Taliban statement on August 1 denied Pakistani media reports that the founder of the Haqqani network -- a militant group affiliated with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda -- died about a year ago.
The White House confirmed the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar July 31 and said his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."
Czech police say they used tear gas to stop migrants who were trying to flee a detention center in the country's northeast on July 31.
The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the near-mythical figure he replaces.
A former Taliban official says the newly elected leader of the militant group faces significant opposition from within.
Around a thousand people took part in funeral prayers in Peshawar, after the announcement of the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
A close aide to late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar said the newly elected leader of the militant group faces significant opposition from within.
A jury was selected July 30 in the case of a Russian military officer charged with leading a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
The Afghan government says Taliban leader Mullah Omar's absence will pave the way toward peace. But skeptics counter that his death could in fact complicate the peace process.
Pakistan has announced that peace talks between Afghan government negotiators and the Taliban have been postponed after the reported death of Mullah Omar.
The Taliban has rejected reports that a fresh round of peace talks has been planned with the Afghan government this week.
The Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan faces an uncertain future after the announcement by Kabul that its spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, has been dead for more than two years.