Afghan Taleban moving forces to north-Interfax
MOSCOW, June 10 (Reuters) - Russia's Interfax news agency said on Saturday that Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement was massing men and arms in the north of the country in an apparent sign of plans to attack rebel-held areas.
Pakistani police arrest five Arab veterans of Afghan war
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 9 (AFP) - Police have arrested five Arabs from an Afghan refugee camp here for illegally staying in Pakistan, as officials on Friday promised to start rounding-up other veterans of the 1979-89 Afghan war.
Two parallel efforts for Afghan peace underway
ISLAMABAD, June 9 (Jang- Pak): Two parallel efforts for bringing peace in Afghanistan are currently underway as the chances of fresh fighting between the Northern Alliance and Taliban appear strong. The Pak-Iran joint efforts that achieved
Rabbani calls for int'l efforts to help drought-hit Afghanistan
Tehran, June 10, IRNA -- Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani said here Saturday that consolidation of relations among ECO members will prepare suitable grounds for realization of plans for creation of a suitable atmosphere among the "large economic family".
Musharraf, Khatami pledge to work for Afghan peace, unity
TEHRAN: Pakistan and Iran on Friday reaffirmed the desire to deepen their bilateral relations and supplement the OIC efforts for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.
Iran, Tajikistan Stress Peaceful Solution to Afghan Crisis
TEHRAN (June 9) XINHUA - Iran and Tajikistan on Friday stressed the ongoing Afghan crisis should be solved by peaceful means instead of military means.
Taliban condemn ECOs invitation to ousted Afghan regime
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan ruling Taliban Friday condemned invitation to the ousted Rabbani government in the ECO Summit meeting in Tehran and said "Afghan Islamic Emirate" would not be bound to accept any decision of the grouping.
FAO, WFP fears hunger threat to millions of Afghans
Islamabd, June 9, IRNA -- A joint survey of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program depicts a gloomy picture of the drought in Afghanistan, saying millions may face the threat of hunger.
Women as War Targets Addressed
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Even though few women engage in combat, many are targeted in war: They are raped, abducted, forced to become pregnant and used as slaves to cook and clean for fighters across the world.
The Taleban's drug dividend
By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC (6/09)
Each spring, huge areas of the south and east of Afghanistan, are covered with red opium poppies.
Weeks later, after the flowers have seeded, farmers make holes in the seed heads and scrape off the white milky liquid.
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