Afghan Taliban appeal for UN sanctions veto
KABUL, Dec 5 (AFP) - Afghan Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmad Mutawakel Tuesday appealed to three members of the United Nations Security Council to veto moves to toughen sanctions against the ruling Taliban militia.
Afghan currency in freefall amid fears of harsher UN sanctions
KABUL, Dec 5 (AFP) - Afghanistan's currency is in freefall as the ruling Taliban militia tries to ward off more UN sanctions with predictions of severe economic hardship.
Journalist misquotes Ahmad Shah Masood
December 4: Ahmad Shah Masood the Defense Minister of the Islamic State of Afghanistan said he has not accused Ukraine of giving military aid to the Taliban and never mentioned
Taliban earmark 25pc of Zakat funds for special people
F.P. Report Updated on 12/5/2000
ISLAMABAD - The Afghan Ministry of Planning, pursuant to a new decree issued by the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, has declared it obligatory for all citizens to allocate
Afghan Refugees Fleeing Civil War Mass on Tajikistan's Border
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Thousands of refugees fleeing fighting between the Taliban militia and forces loyal to the ousted Afghan government have
Ban on Afghans' entry: Government to review policy today
By Ansar Abbasi - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4: The government will hold a meeting here on Tuesday to review its policy restricting the fresh influx of Afghan refugees. The meeting, to be attended by NWFP governor
WFP says life-saving aid to Afghanistan almost exhausted
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (AFP) - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday said resources for its "regular life-saving activities" in drought-hit Afghanistan could be exhausted in two or three months.
GA condemns Taliban over murder of Iranian diplomats, reporter
United Nations, New York, Dec 5, IRNA -- The U.N. General Assembly on Monday again condemned the Taliban group for the massacre of Iranian diplomats and reporter of the Islamic Republic News Agency
Work on Afghanistan-Turkmenistan power project soon: Taliban envoy
Islamabad, Dec 5, IRNA -- Taliban envoy in Islamabad, Mulla Abdul Salam Zaeef says work on electricity supply project from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan will be completed in six months.
US citizen held in Jordan on suspected links to Osama bin Laden
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (AFP) - A US citizen reported to be involved with Osama bin Laden, who is wanted in the United States for 1998 embassy bombings, is being held in a Jordanian
By Hameed Khattak - F.P. opinion
Pakistan on November 10 this year had closed its borders to refugeesfleeing war and economic deprivation in Afghanistan.
Winter slows Afghan fighting
KABUL, Dec 4 (AFP) - The onset of winter has slowed fighting between the Taliban militia and the opposition in Afghanistan's northeast, an anti-Taliban spokesman said Monday.
Taliban attack repulsed in Samangan
December 3: A spokesman of the Defense Ministry of the Islamic State of Afghanistan reported heavy clashes between the Mujahideen and Pakistan-backed Taliban militiamen
Pakistan favours arms embargo against Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (AFP) - Pakistan on Monday gave its approval to an arms embargo against all parties in Afghanistan's civil war but warned the UN against adding to the economic hardships of ordinary people.
Conspiracy against Pakistan
By Air Marshal (Retd) Ayaz Ahmed Khan
Frontier Post (Articles 12-04-2000)
The doomsday scenarios painted by American think tanks, researchinstitutes, and intellectuals and studies sponsored the US Department of State that Pakistan
West lacks political will to fight terrorism
The Times of India (December 3, 2000)
NEW DELHI: "Pakistan ought to be on the list of states promoting terrorism," says a noted American analyst of the subject. Steven Emerson, who thinks
Behind The News: Delhi’s anti-Taliban move aimed at Pak
The Hindustan Times
(New Delhi, December 3)
WILL INDIA be a party to a joint US-Russian military action against the Taliban in Afghanistan? The question might be a little premature since the two countries don't
THE FORBIDDEN LAND
THE WEEK, India, Nov 26, 2000
When an AK-47 is thrust into one's face, the most illogical diktats of the Taliban appear reasonable. As the writer found out recently By Sergio Trippodo/Kabul
Afghanistan facing killer drought - The Australian
The World Food Programme says resources for its regular life-saving activities in drought-hit Afghanistan could be exhausted in two or three months.
India, Russia to assist anti Taliban forces
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Russia and India have decided to jointly assist the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance.
US-Russia draft on Afghanistan deplorable: Asghar - DAWN
LAHORE, Dec 3: Tehreek-i-Istiqlal President Air Marshal Muhammad Asghar Khan has deplored the initiation of the US-Russian resolution on Afghanistan in the United Nations
Behind The News: Delhi’s anti-Taliban move aimed at Pak
Udayan Namboodiri - Times of india (New Delhi, December 3)
WILL INDIA be a party to a joint US-Russian military action against the Taliban in Afghanistan? The question might be a little premature since the two countries don't even agree on
Afghanistan: Taleban said to be preparing for US missile strikes
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Dec 2, 2000
Text of report by Russian newspaper 'Kommersant' on 1st December
The United States and Russia intend to suggest to the UN Security Council an embargo on the sale of weapons to Afghanistan and these measures extend only
Uzbekistan: Officials Call On Taliban To Extradite Suspected
Terrorist, By Bruce Pannier RFE/RL
Uzbekistan officials have provided a rare glimpse into the country's usually murky foreign policy with neighboring states, particularly Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Security Council
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