Focus on Afghan militia's policy on women after American's arrest
ISLAMABAD, July 11 (AFP) - US and UN officials are in contact with Afghanistan's ruling militia over the arrest of US aid worker Mary MacMakin as reports Tuesday said she stood accused of "anti-government activities."
Taleban ban women from working for aid groups
By Scott McDonald
ISLAMABAD, July 10 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban has issued orders telling all non-government organisations (NGOs) to sack all female staff working in Afghanistan, a Pakistan-based Afghan news agency reported on Monday.
Afghan militia arrest US aid worker and her staff
KABUL, July 10 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia have arrested an American woman and her staff from a foreign aid group, official sources and aid workers said Monday.
Annan dismayed at upsurge in Afghanistan fighting
UNITED NATIONS, July 10 (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed dismay on Monday at a new upsurge of fighting in civil war-ravaged Afghanistan and called on the parties to lay down their arms and join the search for a negotiated settlement.
Taliban Minister terms Loya Jirga as U.S. stunt
Islamabad, July 8, IRNA -- A Taliban minister said the Loya Jirga idea was a stunt created by the United States to add to the truouble in Afghanistan.
Ex-Pakistani minister supports Loya Jirga to solve Afghan problem
Islamabad, July 8, IRNA -- A former Pakistani federal minister and retired army general, Naseerullah Babar said Zahir Shah should convene the Loya Jirga inside Afghanistan to end the Afghan problem.
Kunar chieftain critical of Taliban
Islamabad, July 10, IRNA -- A prominent tribal chieftain of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province criticized Taliban, saying they were serving outside forces.
Afghan leader criticizes Osama bin Laden
Islamabad, July 10, IRNA -- A leader of the newly established Hizb-e-Milli-e-Mubarizeen-e-Afghanistan Party criticized Osama bin Laden, saying this Arab militant took no steps to end the war in Afghanistan.
Taliban's ammunition depot destroyed in explosions
Afghanistan, July 10 (Ananova) - Rockets and artillery shells exploded for three hours in an ammunition depot belonging to the ruling Taliban Islamic militia, covering the remote Afghan town of Maidan Shahr in clouds of black smoke.
Blast shakes Pakistan embassy in Kabul
KABUL, July 10 (AFP) - The roof of the visa section of Pakistan's embassy was ripped off here Monday in an explosion that Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia and Islamabad blamed on "terrorists."
Pakistan JUI leader for ministerial commission on terrorism
Islamabad, July 8, IRNA -- The leader of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI),Pakistan asked Islamabad to set up a ministerial commission to discuss the issue of terrorism with Taliban.
Loya Jirga Delegations Visits Paris and London to Promote Political Plan -
Former Afghan King Also Asks for Emergency Relief Aid
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON - July 10, 2000 - AAR - Two Afghan delegations, representing the Loya Jirga (grand assembly) initiative sponsored by M. Zaher Shah, the former King of Afghanistan, met with French and British officials last week
Taliban-Pakistan-bin Laden Axis Attacks Again
In its renewed fighting, the Taliban-Pakistan-bin Laden axis launched a new offensive involving 6 attacks yesterday, July 9 at 3:15 a.m. (Afghanistan Standard Time) targeting Khalazay Village, north of Kabul, which lasted for 11 hours. At least 6,000 opposition troops, including Pakistani military
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