Afghan opposition said to take provincial capital
ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Reuters) - Opposition forces captured a provincial capital in central Afghanistan from the ruling Taleban movement on Wednesday, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service reported.
U.N. ponders new Taleban sanctions over terrorism
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD, June 14, Reuters - With sanctions on Iraq crumbling, U.N. Security Council states are pondering how to punish Afghanistan's Taleban for shielding terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden without hurting millions of dirt-poor Afghans.
Welcome no longer warm in Taleban ``terrorist'' camp
By Sayed Salahuddin
RISHKOR, Afghanistan, June 14 (Reuters) - A sign at a camp the West alleges was used to train terrorists says ``Welcome'' in Arabic and Urdu. But it appears the Taleban greeting for Islamic warriors is no longer warm -- the camp is almost deserted.
Wednesday, 14 June, 2000, 09:04 GMT 10:04 UK
Pakistan's religious schools under scrutiny
The military ruler of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, says religious schools, or madrassas, should start to offer modern subjects and vocational skills to bring them in line with mainstream Pakistani education.
Pakistani Taliban withdraw order to kill Americans
ISLAMABAD, June 13 (AFP) - A leader of the fundamentalist Taliban movement in Pakistan has withdrawn an order for his followers to kill Americans.
Musharraf ready to work for truce in Afghanistan: Rabbani
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Deposed Afghan President, Burhanuddin Rabbani has said that Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf has expressed his readiness to work for effecting ceasefire in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Fresh Afghan curbs to have opposite effects: Pakistan
By our correspondent - the News International (Pak.) - 6/14
ISLAMABAD: As the chances of more stringent UN sanctions against Afghanistan grow stronger, Pakistan has conveyed to all the members of the Security Council that the curbs would be counter-productive and will not help resolve the issues of
NNI Report on Loya Jirga Process
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A member of the Rome process initiated by the former Afghan monarch Zahir Shah for convening Loya Jirga to find a solution to the Afghan conflict, Hamid Karzai has said that they are in touch with various countries to make
Russia aware of Afghan threat to CIS
MOSCOW, June 13 (UPI) -- A top Russian official said Tuesday Moscow was aware of the threat posed by Afghanistan's Taliban rebel forces to the security of the Central Asian states, as reports reached Moscow of a buildup
Taliban release alleged Arab spy
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan ruling Taliban have released an Arab spy due to poor health condition, a Taliban spokesman said in Afghan Southern Town of Kandahar on Tuesday.
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