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Taliban Resolves Split Over New Leader's Authority

Senior members of the Taliban have announced the resolution of a potential split within the group's leadership following Mullah Omar's death, with previously divided factions pledging their allegiance Tuesday to the group's new leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. In a Pashto-language statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the agreement to unite behind Mansoor's leadership came during a meeting of prominent clerics and elders. Omar’s eldest son, Mohammad Yaqoob,...

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