Taliban arrest air force chief over jail break link - FP (Pakistan)
KABUL (Internews) - The chief of the Afghan air force and 10 airport officials have been arrested for alleged involvement in the escape of former commander Ismail Khan.
Bomb blast kills 6 in Afghanistan
CHITRAL (NNI): At least six persons were killed and 13 others seriously injured in a powerful bomb blast in Afghanistan northern province of Badakhshan, reports reaching here suggested Monday.
Afghans arrest 'spies'
The Taleban authorities in Afghanistan are reported to have arrested two Arabs on suspicion of spying.
Afghan Taleban said to hold two aliens for spying
ISLAMABAD, April 17 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement has arrested two foreigners in the capital Kabul for alleged spying, a Pakistan-based private Afghan news service reported on Monday.
Pak authorities plan to ban local Taliban's activities
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The NWFP government plans to ban the activities of the Pakistani Taliban in tribal belt of the country, bordering Afghanistan, reports BBC.
Afghan Water Shortage Is Critical
By AMIR ZIA
.c The Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Abdul Nadir bowed his head and prayed Monday for an end to a prolonged dry spell that has turned his golden wheat fields into dry stubble.
Iran Kills 29 Drug Traffickers, Arrests 482
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian police killed at least 29 drug traffickers and arrested 482 people in heavy fighting near the Afghan border, state television reported Monday.
CE briefs Mubarak on Kashmir: Pakistan to welcome any move for talks
..."Pakistan welcomes any initiative by anyone on Kashmir," Mushaaraf told journalists after talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. However, the CE said, India was extremely allergic to the word mediation.
Dubai upholds Afghan's death for drugs offence
DUBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - A Dubai appeals court has upheld a death sentence against an Afghan man for possessing and selling drugs, newspapers reported on Tuesday.
JUI (S) warns against closure of seminaries - FP (Pakistan)
From MUSADDIQ ALI
MANSEHRA - The central naib amir of Pakistani Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (Sami group), Qazi Abdul Latif, has charged Federal Minister for Local Bodies Omar Asghar Khan with creating rifts between the armed forces and the people.
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