C.Asia urges world bodies do more on Afghanistan
By Sergei Yakovlev
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Leaders of four of the five Central Asian states said Wednesday that international organizations including the United Nations were not doing enough to end Afghanistan's long-running civil war.
US to slap more curbs on Taliban: Pickering
ISLAMABAD (NNI): US Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering has said that Washington would have no other option but to impose more sanctions on the Taliban if the US concerns on terrorism were not addressed to.
France has no bias in Afghanistan: official
ISLAMABAD, June 14 (AFP) - France is supporting neither party in the Afghan civil war and only wants a speedy settlement, French Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Asia Dominique Girard said here Wednesday.
European parliamentary team holds talks with Masood
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A delegation of the European Parliament headed by its deputy chief, General Morian visited Panjsher valley of northern Afghanistan and held talks with the Afghan opposition Northern Alliance commander Ahmed Shah Masood.
Taliban launch fresh offensive in Salang
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistans Taliban have launched fresh offensive against the opposition northern alliance in northern part of Salang Pass, reports Radio Tehran.
Taliban slam US move to slap more sanctions on Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan ruling Taliban Wednesday slammed a move by the United States to slap more sanctions on the war-shattered Afghanistan, urging Washington to stop using pressure tactics.
US and Pakistan in arms talks
Thursday, 15 June, 2000
There are fears of an arms race in the region
The United States and Pakistan will resume talks on nuclear and security issues later on Thursday in Washington DC.
State Department officials said the talks will focus on preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.
'Opposition commander join Taliban'
ISLAMABAD: Ruling Taliban on Wednesday said an important opposition commander has switched to their side in the central Ghor region, the Afghan Islamic Press reported. Commander Maulavi Abdul Mannan has defected and joined the
Pakistan arrests religious party leader
Wednesday, 14 June, 2000
The authorities in Pakistan have arrested the leader of a religious party and charged him with embezzlement and misuse of power.
Iran kills smugglers, seizes camels and narcotics
TEHRAN, June 15 (Reuters) - Iranian police killed four drug traffickers and seized 500 kg (1,100 lb) of narcotics on Thursday, the official IRNA news agency said.
Over 800 Afghan Refugees Repatriated From Iran
TEHRAN (June 14) XINHUA - As part of a voluntary repatriation program for refugees, some 816 Afghan refugees residing in the Soleymankhani refugee camp in Iran's capital Tehran returned to their homeland on Wednesday, the Islamic Republic
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