Turkmen envoy delivers message to Taliban leader
KABUL, Aug 29 (AFP) - A special envoy of Turkmenistan's president met Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar Tuesday to discuss plans to end the Afghan war amid mounting concern over the spread of Islamist militancy in Central Asia.
Khatami calls for fair, better exploitation of Caspian Sea
Tehran, Aug. 29, IRNA -- President Mohammad Khatami said here Tuesday that the the Caspian Sea is a vital and sensitive region and that the
Afghan Taliban number two leaves for medical check in Pakistan
KABUL, Aug 29 (AFP) - The second highest ranking member of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia, Mulla Mohammad Rabbani, left Tuesday for a medical check-up in neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.
Northern Alliance claims taking 2 districts from Taliban
PESHAWAR, Aug 29 (Frontier Post) -- The opposition Northern Alliance in Afghanistan has claimed that they captured two districts in eastern Laghman province early Monday morning. But an official of the Taliban regime rejected this claim.
Harkat launches move to broker peace between Afghan warring factions
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Iran-based Shiite Afghan group has launched hectic efforts to broker peace between Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban and opposition Northern Alliance.
Uzbekistan, China sign military cooperation accord
NAMANGAN REGION, Uzbekistan, August 29 (Itar-Tass) - China will supply armaments to Tashkent, Uzbek President Islam Karimov said on Tuesday.
Taliban role in cross-border terror ignored
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Times of India) -- Has the foreign office forgotten Afghanistan? At least some analysts believe so and warn India cannot afford to continue ignoring developments in the region. ``You cannot control Kashmir, until you decide a
Iran tightens grip on Afghanistan, Central Asian market
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IRNA) -- An Islamabad-bsed newspaper on Tuesday reported that Iranian traders have consolidated their grip on the consumer markets of Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries.
China concerned at Afghan fighting
ISLAMABAD (NNI): China Tuesday expressed concern over years of civil war in Afghanistan and said that long-running hostilities have multiplied the miseries of Afghans.
Pakistan to open cement, rice, IG pipes export to Kabul
NAFEES TAKAR - BR
ISLAMABAD (August 30) : The Ministry of Commerce has decided to allow export of cement, rice, IG pipes, glass sheets and hardware to Afghanistan.
Head of Olympics security says bomb plot not true
WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The head of security for the Sydney Olympics said on Monday a reported plot to blow up Australia's only nuclear reactor during the games had been exaggerated and he did not think there was any threat.
Tajikistan says no rebel gunmen on its soil
By Sergei Yakovlev
DUSHANBE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Monday denied that Islamic rebels who have launched attacks on neighbouring countries are operating from bases in the Tajik mountains.
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