br>Afghan Taliban attack imminent: opposition
KABUL, June 29 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia will unleash a major attack north of here within days, a senior spokesman for the opposition forces said Thursday.
War and natural disasters ravaging poor Afghanistan June 30, 2000
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- What Afghanistan hasn't lost to 20 years of war it is fast losing to natural catastrophes, with reports Thursday of floods inundating villages in mid-country and droughts ravaging the south.
OIC Political Committee urges end to arms supply to Afghans
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Jang) - The Political Committee of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has called upon all States immediately to end the supply of arms and ammunition to all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan.
UN envoy has ideas of settling situation in Afghanistan
DUSHANBE, June 29 (Itar-Tass) - The U.N. secretary-general's envoy to Afghanistan, Francesc Wendrell, said he has "ideas" of settling the Afghan conflict.
Hekmatyar terms ëLoya Jirgaí an American plot
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Describing the ëLoya Jirgaí (grand assembly) as an American conspiracy former Afghan Prime Minister and Chief of Hizb-e-Islami Engineer Hekmatyar said the United States is floating the idea to impose a puppet government on Afghans.
Pakistan notes with concern sanctions against Taliban: FM
Islamabad, June 29 (IRNA) - Pakistan on Wednesday expressed concern over, what it called, imposition of one-sided sanctions against Taliban.
Taliban influence penetrates Pakistan
PAKISTAN, June 29 (UPI) -- A remote and sleepy town that seems to have sprouted out of a desert in Pakistan's northwestern frontier province (NWFP), Dera Ismail Khan wakes up early, around 4.30 in the morning.
Taliban urged to allow women to work in WFP projects
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The World Food Programme has urged the United Nations and human friendly countries to intensify their effort for restoration of peace in Afghanistan, and asked the ruling Taliban to allow women to work in its projects.
Taliban to import wheat from Turkmenistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A Taliban delegation, headed by chairman of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce, Moulvi Abdul Haleem Haleemi, is visiting Turkmenistan for talks on import of wheat to Afghanistan.
Dushanbe summit to take aim at separatism - China
BEIJING, June 30 (Reuters) - Ethnic separatism will top the agenda at a summit next week of the so-called Shanghai Five, China, Russia, and three Central Asian states, a Chinese official said on Friday.
Severe Drought Driving Nomads From Desert
With 80% of livestock dead in some areas of the country, migrant Kuchi families look to start over.
By DEXTER FILKINS, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
BAGHAPUL, Afghanistan--With their Y-shaped divining rods and uncanny sense of the desert, the nomads of the Rigestan could find water almost anywhere.
Letter by Dr. Abdullah to UNSG Kofi Annan
Presenting my compliments to Your Excellency, I have the honor to draw your attention to the following:
According to intelligence reports obtained by the Islamic State of Afghanistan, more than two thousand new fighters recruited from Pakistan have recently arrived in the eastern Province of Jalalabad, from where they are to be assigned to the frontlines.
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