Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday the United States “martyred” the al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as conflicts grind on.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was addressing a conference marking 40 years of Afghan refugees in his country.
The United Nations has blamed the increased U.S. bombing, at least in part, for a rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan.
The powerful explosion ripped through a mosque during the evening prayers on Friday.
The federal judge granted the "compassionate release" request made by the 84-year-old Muslim cleric's three sons.
The adjournment was the first following a petition from Dr Shakil Afridi, who was sentenced to 33 years in 2012.
U.S. officials however have been keen to say there is no resumption of peace talks, at least not now in Islamabad.
Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan Wednesday as U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited.
Administration officials would provide no more information beyond the three-sentence statement from the White House.