Mullah Omar

  • Taliban praises India for resisting US pressure June 17, 2012

    Kabul: In an unusual comment, Afghan Taliban has praised India as a "significant country" in the region and said New Delhi has done well to resist US calls for greater military involvement in Afghanistan. "No doubt that India is a significant country in the region... They are aware of the Afghans'...
  • Can't deliver Mullah Omar for peace talks: Khar February 18, 2012

    Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday said Mullah Mohammad Omar, the supreme commander of the Afghan Taliban, was not in Pakistan and it was "preposterous" to think that Islamabad could ensure his participation in peace talks with the Afghan government. Khar made the remarks during an interaction with reporters...
  • Taliban chief Mullah Omar talking peace with US January 6, 2012

    Kabul: The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, has now confirmed having opened peace talks with the US authorities, Geo News reported. The one-eyed Omar, who has escaped the US manhunt since...
  • Mullah Omar is beyond Pak control: Musharraf September 30, 2011

    London: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar is beyond Pakistani control, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has claimed, describing him as "absolutely obstinate" and semi-literate. Claiming that Pakistan should tell US that it has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, Musharraf told Telegraph that Omar was...
  • 9/11: US hunts for Mullah Omar September 11, 2011

    Mullah Omar, America's second most wanted man after Osama bin Laden, is still on run. ...
  • ISI sheltering Mullah Omar: ex-Afghan spy chief August 4, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan's powerful ISI is providing safe haven to the Taliban leadership and the West need not mount a military operation to capture Mullah Omar as the elusive insurgent chief "is with them," according to Afghanistan's former spy chief. The former head of Afghanistan's National Directorate Amrullah Saleh, who quit his...
  • US establishes contacts with Mullah Omar: report June 14, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has established contacts with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar to negotiate an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report on Tuesday said. Abdul Haqiq, a former Afghan Taliban spokesman who used the alias Mohammad Hanif, played a key role in helping Washington reach out...
  • Capture Kashmiri, Omar by July: US warns Pak June 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The US getting tough on Pakistan. It has given the country a deadline till July to capture five most wanted al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists. Pakistani security forces have been asked to capture al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar, Illyas Kashmiri, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Atia Abdur Rehman either in a unilateral or...
  • 'No confirmation about Mullah Omar's death' May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Afghanistan on Tuesday said it has received reports of reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar being killed, but they have not been confirmed. "As spokesperson of our security office announced, we received that kind of reports but they are not confirmed," Afghanistan's Minister for Information and Culture Sayeed Makhdoom...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 24, 2011

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  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar: Who is he? May 23, 2011

    Kabul: The Taliban in Afghanistan rejected on Monday unsourced media reports that its leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been killed in Pakistan, saying he is alive and in Afghanistan. Following are some questions and answers about the reclusive, one-eyed Mullah Omar, his background and motives. Who is he? Most reports have it that...
  • Mullah Omar alive and in Afghanistan: Taliban May 23, 2011

    Kabul: The Taliban in Afghanistan rejected on Monday as "propaganda" unsourced media reports that its reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, had been killed in Pakistan, saying he is alive and in Afghanistan. Security officials in Pakistan and diplomats, US military commanders and government officials in Afghanistan all cast doubt on reports...
  • Hamid Gul denies being with Mullah Omar May 23, 2011

    Talking to CNN-IBN, former ISI chief Hamid Gul said that he had been at his home and reports of him being with Taliban chief Mullah Omar, who is reported to have been killed, are rubbish. ...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed: report May 23, 2011

    Kabul: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has reportedly been killed in Pakistan. Afghan news channel Tolo TV claimed that Mullah Omar was killed in a NATO attack as he was being moved from Quetta to North Waziristan two days ago. According to Afghan National Directorate of Security spokesperson Lutfullah Mashal...
  • Ex Egyptian policeman is Qaeda's interim CEO May 23, 2011

    New York: An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings. Al Qaeda's interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a...
  • Wary of US action, ISI hunts for Mullah Omar May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Pakistani's intelligence agency, is soon going to launch a massive operation to hunt down Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The agency, left red-faced after a team of US Navy SEALs killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the garrison town of Abbottabad, has...
  • Pak should decide on conducting joint ops: US May 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan will have to decide on the issue of conducting a joint operation with the US against Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders like Mullah Omar and Ayman al-Zawahiri if they are found in the country, American Ambassador Cameron Munter said on Monday. The future of Pakistan-US relations is closely linked to...
  • Taliban close to victory, says Mullah Omar September 9, 2010

    London: The victory of the Taliban over US-led forces in Afghanistan is imminent, the group's elusive chief Mullah Omar has said in a rare statement. BBC on Thursday quoted the one-eyed guerrilla leader as saying that the Taliban was winning because the Western military campaign aimed at snuffing out the militia...
  • Prove that Osama, Mullah Omar are in Pak: Gilani May 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday that neither Osama bin Laden nor Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar were present in Pakistan, a day after the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asserted that the al-Qaeda chief is still in the country. Gilani said the US should provide "credible...
  • Taliban chief Mullah Omar in Karachi: US daily November 20, 2009

    Washington: Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed leader of the Taliban, is living in Karachi with the help of Pakistan's intelligence service, The Washington Times said on Friday. Mullah Omar, who hosted Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders when they plotted the 9/11 attacks, had been residing in Quetta, where the...
  • Obama forges new Pak, Afghan anti-terror front May 7, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has won a promise from Pakistan and Afghanistan to forge a new front in the fight against extremists, saying the security of both countries and the US is linked. Pakistani Presidents Asif Ali Zardari and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai understand the seriousness of the threat...
  • Backed by ISI, Taliban consolidating in Pak March 27, 2009

    New Delhi: A video released by the Sky News on Thursday showed that Islamic Sharia courts are fully operational in parts of the restive tribal regions of Pakistan. In justice Taliban-style, two men convicted of kidnapping and killing a taxi driver by the first operational Sharia court in the Khyber Agency...
  • Pakistan's ISI: A common enemy of India, Afghanistan July 20, 2008

    Kabul: In 2001, the United States of America and its allies launched the war against terrorism after the world was stunned by the daring attack at the World Trade Centre. Seven years later Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar are still at large. Taliban has regrouped but this time just across Afghanistan's...
  • Osama directing attacks on Afghanistan from Pak: US February 9, 2008

    Washington: Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders are directing insurgency operations in Afghanistan from the Pakistani city of Quetta, while al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is operating from Pakistan's tribal areas, a senior US administration official has said. Bin Laden, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri and others are operating out of Pakistan's...
  • Special: Taliban land rising again June 20, 2007

    Kandahar: At Kandahar Airport, the most defining element is a MiG-21 fighter resting at the gates. Further down lies a Russian cargo freighter with heaps of shattered metal alongside. All these are remnants of 30 years of war that had destroyed Afghanistan. On the highway to Kandahar city, one...
  • Mullah Omar in Pak, says Afghan agency June 18, 2007

    Kabul: Taliban leader Mullah Omar is commanding rebel forces in Afghanistan from across the border under the protection of Pakistan's ISI, a spokesman for the Afghan secret service said on Wednesday, citing a captured insurgent. According to the testimony of the high-ranking rebel, Omar was operating from the southwestern Pakistani city...
  • 'I don't know where Osama is!' June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Ever since the Taliban were driven out of Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, the whereabouts of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden have remained a mystery. Now, the man who gave him shelter and support, Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, whose whereabouts are also not known has replied to questions...
  • Mullah Omar last saw bin Laden in '01 May 23, 2011

    Peshawar (Pakistan): Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar has added to the mystery over Osama bin Laden, saying he had not seen his ally and fellow fugitive since US-backed forces ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan in late 2001. "No, I have neither seen him, nor have I made any effort to do...
  • Mush suggests terrorist for Honda ad October 1, 2006

    New Delhi: After Taliban leader Mullah Omar escaped from advancing US forces on a Honda motorcycle, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf jokingly advised the Japanese prime minister that the terrorist should be made a brand ambassador for the automobile major. Giving details about Omar and al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in his...