Fighting resumes in northeastern Afghanistan
Saturday, August 12 11:38 PM SGT
KABUL, Aug 12 (AFP) - Fighting has again flared up in Afghanistan's northeastern Takhar province, with the opposition saying Saturday their forces had carried out lightning counter-attacks against the ruling Taliban militia.
Taliban Rulers Close Bath Houses
Sunday, August 13 1:58 AM SGT
By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia rulers closed public bath houses in the war-battered Afghan capital, saying Saturday that Islam forbids men to publicly display their bodies.
Refugee surge from Afghan fighting
Saturday, 12 August, 2000, 00:31 GMT 01:31 UK
By the BBC's Pam O'Toole
The opposition alliance fighting the Taleban in northern Afghanistan has said that recent fighting in the region has forced at least 100,000 people to flee their homes.
Taliban's Offensive Against Taliqan was Foiled
August 10, 2000: The joint attack by Taliban, Pakistanis, and Arabs affiliated with Osama Bin Laden, was repulsed and the invaders suffered heavycasualties.
UN special envoy to Afghanistan arrives in Tehran
Tehran, Aug. 12, IRNA -- The United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell arrived here on Saturday to exchange views with Iranian diplomats.
Time not ripe for Loya Jirga: Taliban
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistans ruling Taliban have said that atmosphere is not conducive for holding traditional emergency Loya Jirga in Afghanistan.
Pakistan asks Taliban to arrest killers of Iranian diplomats
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Pakistan has asked Taliban to step up process for the identification and arrest of the killers of the Iranian diplomats and IRNA correspondent.
Can arms embargo on Taliban work?
By Mahendra Ved - Hindustan Times - 8/12/00
NEW DELHI: Imposition of an arms embargo and more economic sanctions by the UN against the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan is on the cards following a broad understanding among the members of the UN Security Council. It is, however, easier to
ISI agent planning blasts on I-Day held
Pakistan-based ISI agent, Jannat Gul (photo)
By A Staff Reporter - Times of India 8/12
NEW DELHI: An Inter-Services Intelligence agent, who was planning to trigger explosions during the Independence Day celebrations here, was arrested on Thursday. Over 10 kg of RDX (research developed explosive) and several timers were
Osama supporting hostage-takers: RP defense chief
JOLO, Philippines, Aug 11 (Suara Merdeka) - Philippine Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado accused alleged international terrorist Osama bin Laden on Wednesday of bankrolling Filipino Muslim extremists holding more than a dozen hostages.
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