Kashmiri freedom fighters wage selfie war against Indian crackdown

Courtesy The News International TRAL, INDIA: Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in occupied Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, personifies a new generation…

Afghan Taliban meets on succession after US drones target leader

Courtesy The News International KABUL/WASHINGTON: The Afghan Taliban´s leadership council met on Sunday to start considering succession after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targeted its commander, two Taliban sources told Reuters, in the strongest sign yet the insurgency had accepted he was dead. The strike targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansour on Saturday was perhaps the…