NZ police uncover Bin Laden terrorist plot to target Sydney reactor
AUCKLAND, Aug 26 (AFP) - An apparent terrorist plot to target a Sydney nuclear reactor during the Olympic Games has been thwarted, New Zealand officials said Saturday.
Olympic 'bomb plot' foiled
BBC - 8/26/00
New Zealand police have uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear reactor in Sydney during next month's Olympic Games.
IOC Withdraws Invitation to Taliban
By CLARE NULLIS
GENEVA (AP) - The International Olympic Committee has abruptly withdrawn an offer for Afghan representatives to attend the Sydney Games, accusing the ruling Taliban militia of exploiting the invitation for political gain.
Afghan Taleban seeks removal of U.N. sanctions
KABUL, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement appealed on Saturday for the removal of United Nations sanctions, saying they were affecting people's health and trade.
Mujahideen Continue to Defend Taliqan:
August 24: The Taliban launched an attack against the Mujahideen on August 20.
Initially, they were able to capture Archa Kootal pass but were driven out in a counterattack launched by the Mujahideen.
UN food agency reaches 2,600 needy Afghan families in strife-torn region
Vienna, United Nations, Aug. 26, IRNA -- The United Nations announced on Friday that its World Food Programme (WFP) had succeeded in crossing front lines and bringing aid to a large group of needy people
Central Asia moves to thwart rebels - BBC 8/26
Former Soviet republics in Central Asia are tightening security amid continuing attacks by Islamic rebels and Russia has voiced concern about the situation.
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