The Indian government said Friday that four of its citizens had been abducted in Libya from an area reportedly controlled by the Islamic State extremist group.
The Taliban on Friday formally announced their new leader, saying he had been running the insurgent group’s operations for years in the absence of former leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
India carried out a rare execution Thursday, hanging a 53-year-old man on his birthday for his role in a deadly 1993 bombing rampage.
The confirmation of former Afghanistan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar’s death reverberated Thursday as the insurgent group reportedly selected a new leader but signaled growing dissension over peace talks with the Afghan government.
As U.S.-backed forces closed in on southern Afghanistan in late 2001, the Taliban leader who lost an eye fighting the Soviet occupation and sheltered Al Qaeda militants as they plotted the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States decided not to stay and fight another invader.
Less than a month after a historic first meeting, representatives of the Taliban and the Afghan government are due to sit down again Friday in Pakistan amid reports that the insurgent group’s supreme leader is dead.
India’s Supreme Court said Friday that it would hear a last-ditch appeal by a death-row prisoner whose case has renewed questions about capital punishment in the world’s second-most populous nation.
The cavernous store is painstakingly familiar, from the diminutive blue-vested woman greeting shoppers to the pictures of the company's founder outside the administrative offices.