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US calls reports of Mullah Omar's death 'credible'

Washington: President Barack Obama's administration has called reports about the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar "credible".

"We do believe the reports of his death are credible," assistant White House spokesman Eric Schultz said at a press conference on Wednesday.

He said US intelligence agencies are currently reviewing those reports and the circumstances in which the Taliban leader died.

According to Schultz, the US government is still not in a position to confirm when Mullah Omar died.

Five killed in Pakistan terror attack

Peshawar: Three suspected militants and two security personnel were killed in an exchange of fire on Thursday in Pakistan's Bannu district.

Security sources said the suspected militants attacked the Khadim security checkpost, Dawn reported.

They said that security personnel killed three 'terrorists' in retaliatory fire.

Following the attack, security forces also launched a search operation in the area.

Taliban's Mullah Omar died two years ago: Afghan intelligence

Kabul : Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in Pakistan and his death was kept secret to avoid demoralisation of Taliban militants, an Afghan intelligence agency said on Wednesday.

The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Omar died in 2013 in Karachi city.

"Based on credible information, the NDS has confirmed that Omar died in a mysterious way in a hospital in Karachi two years and four months ago," NDS spokesman Hassib Seddiqi told Xinhua.

The monstrosity called ISIS

By Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander

Many a youngsters, literate, well to do, self-made men included, are talking about the need of establishing Khilafah in the world. Ranging from quagmire in local Kashmiri resistance politics to global Muslim resistance against US imperialism, they question the beliefs of Shias that were based more on demonization of the minority than factual reality.

Bangladesh SC upholds opposition leader's death sentence

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war, including the large-scale killing of minority Hindus.

A four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict on Wednesday, reported.

Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead?

London: The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, BBC reported on Wednesday quoting Afghan officials.

The militant group has not commented on the claim.

The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released.

A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly.

There have been several reports of Mullah Omar's death in the past.

Tributes pour in for APJ Kalam

By TCN News,

Various organisations – Indian and of NRIs – have offered glorifying tributes to former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, who died at Shillong, Meghalaya on Monday.

Washington: Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM)

The AIMA has issued a condolence message on the sudden passing away of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former president of India, who it described as “a brilliant missile scientist” on behalf of the large number of Indian Muslims living in the United States of America.

Obama sees no 'factual argument' against Iran n-deal

Addis Ababa: US President Barack Obama on Monday defended the agreement reached with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, saying he has not heard a single valid argument against the historic deal.

"I've not yet heard a factual argument on the other side that holds up to scrutiny," the president said.

In a joint press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa, Obama said the pact signed between Iran and the P5+1 to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons was "a good deal".

Oman ambassador-designate meets Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Indian ambassador-designate to Oman Indra Mani Pandey on Monday called on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and said the embassy in the sultunate will become a one-stop destination for all Indian expatriates.

"I have met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Minister for Diaspora, K.C. Joseph, and other top officials. My visit to Kerala was to call on the chief minister and others to seek their support," said Pandey, who will take charge of his new assignment on August 10.

Pakistan may purchase military equipment from Russia

Washington : Pakistan might purchase weapons and military equipment from Russia and counts on cooperation with Moscow in the energy sphere, a senior official has said.

The efforts of last couple of years made in the Russian-Pakistan relations "are now bearing fruit," Tass quoted Tariq Fatemi, the special assistant to prime minister on foreign affairs, as telling reporters here.

Over the last one-and-a-half years, Russia and Pakistan "made significant progress in moving forward," he said, adding "a memorandum on mutual understanding on cooperation in defense was signed."