Taliban deny their deputy prime minister, Mullah Baradar, is dead

The Taliban have denied that one of their top leaders has been killed in a shootout with rivals, following rumours about internal splits in the movement nearly a month after its lightning victory over the Western-backed government in Kabul. Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman, said¬†Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, former…

Opinion: As China Engages With Taliban, New Delhi Can’t Sit Out

One thing that every US President since George W Bush has done is to promise to bring American soldiers home from what in September will be two decades of unending conflict in Afghanistan since 9/11. President Joe Biden, determined to make good on that promise, wasted no time in setting a timeline for this as soon as…