Olympics-Taleban reject bin Laden link to nuclear plot
KABUL, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement on Monday rejected speculation that Saudi-born dissident Osama bin Laden was plotting to blow up Australia's only nuclear reactor during the Olympic Games.
Olympics-Sydney asks why Games nuclear plot was kept secret
By Brian Williams
SYDNEY, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Prime Minister John Howard was under pressure on Sunday to explain why it took five months to reveal a possible plot to blow up Australia's only nuclear reactor during the Sydney Olympics.
Opposition claims repulsing Taliban attacks on Baharak
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghan opposition has claimed repulsing two Taliban’s offensives on Baharak, 20 kilometers off Taloqan city in Takhar province.
Afghan pilots' plea over airline
By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC - 8/28/00
Pilots and flight crew from the national Afghan airline Ariana have made a public appeal for help saying they are the main victims of UN sanctions aimed at forcing the Taleban to hand over Saudi militant Osama bin Laden.
UNSC least interested in more sanctions on Taliban
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The UN Security Council has so far not taken too much interests in the plea of the United States and Russia to impose more sanctions on Taliban for their support to terrorists, reports BBC.
Afghan Taliban publicly hang killer of three women
KABUL, Aug 27 (AFP) - Taliban authorities publicly hanged a ruling militia soldier for allegedly killing three women and abducting another in Takhar province in northeastern Afghanistan, state radio said Sunday.
Afghan asylum seekers to benefit from German court ruling
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (NNI): A court in Germany has termed legitimate the request of the Afghans seeking political asylum in that country, reports BBC.
Pakistan Facing a crucial choice
Editorial By Kunwar Idris - Excerpts from Dawn August 27, 2000
WHEN the prime minister of Japan, Yoshiro Mori, came calling, he suggested what President Clinton had also suggested but without his hubris: sign the test ban treaty.
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