Pakistan attacks Afghan sanctions - BBC
Pakistan has sharply criticised plans by the US and Russia to tighten economic and arms sanctions against the Taleban movement in Afghanistan.
US turns up heat on bin Laden, cites ties to attacks
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday turned up the heat on Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden, calling for a tightening of sanctions aimed at bringing him to justice
Russia asks UN Security Council to press Taliban on drugs, terrorism
MOSCOW, Dec 7 (AFP) - Russia asked the UN Security Council Thursday to pile pressure on the Taliban militia to curb drug trafficking and "terrorism" from Afghanistan.
Afghan foes asked to Turkmen peace talks on Dec 12
ASHGABAT, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The two sides in Afghanistan's civil war may hold peace talks with the participation of the United Nations in the Turkmen capital on December 12,
Uzbekistan backs sanctions against Taliban: US official
TASHKENT, Dec 7 (AFP) - Uzbekistan has voiced its support for more sanctions against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban, helping to counter resurgent Islamic extremism in the region, a senior US official said Thursday.
Taliban accuse US of adopting coercive tactics
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan Taliban on Thursday asked the United States not to impose more sanctions on the ruling militia as it will further add to the miseries of the people in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Pakistan troubled by possible new sanctions against Taliban
UNITED NATIONS, December 8 (Itar-Tass) - Pakistan's Permanent Delegate on the United Nations Shamshad Ahmad has expressed concern in connection with the possible
IRANIAN JOURNALIST CONFIRMS PAKISTANI PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN
PARIS, (IPS) - Dec. 6, 2000 - Pakistani soldiers and officers are actively engaged in fighting against forces of Ahmad Shah Mas'ud and directing the Taleban in their military operations, according to a prominent Iranian photojournalist.
Tajikistan asked to open borders to 10,000 stranded Afghans: UNHCR
Vienna, Dec 7, IRNA -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Government of Tajikistan to admit up to 10,000 Afghans currently
Afghans hold demo at Saudi Consulate
KARACHI (Online) - Some 50 Afghan nationals on Thursday held a protestdemonstration in front of Saudi Consulate in Karachi against non-issuance of Umrah visas to them.
Pentagon opening center on Mideast, South Asia
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday it will open a strategic studies center in Washington next month for officials from 21 countries
US DEPT OF STATE: U.S. Department of State daily press briefing
Source: M2 Communications Ltd. 12/07/00
QUESTION: This UN resolution on the Taliban, the arms embargo, what do you see as the chances that this is going to, in fact, go through? How effective realistically will it be?
Clear obstacles in way of world help for Afghanistan
Frontier Post editorial 12/8/00
The multi-nation Afghan Support Group (ASG) is meeting in Geneva to workout what may be a fresh strategy to assist the war-torn nation out of its deepening distress.
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