Afghanistan's Taliban say prisoners can be swapped despite fighting
KABUL, July 3 (AFP) - Afghanistan's civil war enemies are going ahead with plans to swap prisoners despite the outbreak of heavy fighting north of here on the weekend, ruling Taliban officials said Monday.
Taliban, opposition envoy speak on exchange of prisoners
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The opposition northern alliance has accused the ruling Taliban in Afghanistan of opting for military solution to the longstanding Afghan conflict.
Taliban invite UN team to probe bin Laden "camps"
KARACHI, July 3 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban authorities are ready to allow an international team to probe allegations that they are harbouring terrorist camps linked to Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, an official said.
Taliban shift base of Osama to Bamiyan, reported Pakistani press
Islamabad, July 4, IRNA -- Reports appearing in Pakistani press on Tuesday alleged that Taliban militia have shifted the base of Osama bin Laden from Kandahar to Bamiyan province of central Afghanistan.
THE WHITE HOUSE: Office of the Press Secretary
Text of a letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
JUL 4, 2000, M2 Communications -
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits
MQM training its cadres in Afghanistan: paper
Islamabad, July 4, IRNA -- A report here said on Tuesday that the Karachi-based ethnic group, Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) was getting its cadres trained in camps inside Afghanistan.
China urges talks to end to Afghan conflict
Chinese President Jiang Zemin on Tuesday urged Afghanistan's warring factions to end more than 20 years of bloodshed and start peace talks leading to the formation of a coalition government.
Floods play havoc in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Beside escalation in hostilities and unprecedented severe drought, heavy floods have further added to the problems of the miserable people of war-ravaged Afghanistan, reports Radio Tehran.
US accuses Taliban of encouraging poppy cultivation
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United States has accused Taliban of encouraging poppy cultivation in the war-ravaged Afghanistan, reports VOA.
13 schools for girls opened by Taleban in Kabul
KABUL, July 3 (Business Recorder) - A total of 13 schools for girls have quietly opened their doors throughout Kabul over the last few months, marking a small but important victory for women's rights in Afghanistan.
Pakistan Ruler Discusses Democracy
By AMIR ZIA
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - For the first time since seizing power nine months ago, Pakistan's army ruler met the country's disgraced politicians Monday to discuss a return to democracy.
Afghanistan: world's most booby-trapped place
KANDAHAR, July 3 (Business Recorder) - The tour through the minefield began near one of the main roads, among the houses where the little children were playing. Mohib Hashim, who leads a mine-clearing team, shouted at the youngsters in
Fighting subsides after heavy battles near Kabul
By ANWAR IQBAL
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 2 (UPI) - Fighting between the Taliban militia and Afghan opposition forces subsided Sunday after a day of heavy battles north of Kabul that reportedly resulted in heavy casualties on both sides.
Bakeries Sustain Afghan Widows Eager for Food--and Work
Asia: U.N.-run sites help feed families and offer a reprieve from the Taliban regime's job ban and drastic dress code.
By DEXTER FILKINS, Times Staff Writer
KABUL, Afghanistan--Four years after Taliban clerics abolished most of the rights of women in Afghanistan, a fortunate few are finding solace--and survival--in baking loaves of bread.
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