U.S. expects Afghan arms embargo to pass Tuesday
By Jonathan Wright
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The United States expects the U.N. Security Council to approve an arms embargo and other sanctions against the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan next Tuesday, a U.S. official said on Friday.
Terrorists have no human rights: Putin
MOSCOW (NNI): International terrorists "have no humanitarian rights" as such rules and considerations could not be applied to such elements, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, reports PTI.
U.S.: No Wish To Hurt Afghan People
By GEORGE GEDDA
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top State Department official said Friday that additional sanctions proposed by the U.N. Security Council against Afghanistan are designed to avoid harming the Afghan people
Afghanistan Embargo Criticized
By NICOLE WINFIELD
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Human Rights Watch criticized the United States and Russia on Friday for a proposed arms embargo on Afghanistan's Taliban rulers
US warns Taliban an "international" threat
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (AFP) - The United States warned Friday that Afghanistan's Taliban was a threat to the "international community" as it pressed the case
UN envoy optimistic Afghan peace talks will continue
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The UN Secretary-General's Personal Representative for Afghanistan, Francesc Vendrell Friday said he was optimistic that peace talks would continue even if new sanctions
Russian troops, gunmen clash on Tajik-Afghan border
DUSHANBE, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Russian border guards patrolling the Tajik-Afghan border clashed with a group of armed men, killing three of them and seizing a big haul of heroin, officials said on Saturday.
UN appeals for $954 million for refugees in 2001
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency Friday appealed for $953.7 million to help refugees worldwide in 2001, including victims of conflicts in Guinea and Afghanistan.
US to target Pakistan in 'terrorism' campaign - The News Int.
WASHINGTON, Dec 15: The United States is preparing a new publicity drive as part of its terrorism prevention and rewards campaign, and Pakistan will be one of the major target areas of the new drive.
UNDCP Afghanistan closing down by end of Dec
By Mariana Baabar - The News Int.
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) in Afghanistan, is closing down at the end of the current month due to lack of funds.
Qazi demands resignation of Musharraf
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed Friday demanded the resignation of Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf for releasing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif after an underhand deal.
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