Afghan drought spreads, half population hit - U.N.
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD, June 6 (Reuters) - The United Nations warned on Tuesday that Afghanistan's worst drought in 30 years had now spread across the
broken country and almost half its 20 million people could be affected.
Afghan Taliban fighters put on alert along Uzbek border
KABUL, June 5 (AFP) - Taliban fighters have been put on alert along the border with Uzbekistan after Uzbek jets allegedly violated Afghan air space
last week, the Taliban information minister said Monday.
Taleban say opposition break vaccination ceasefire
ISLAMABAD, June 4 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement on Sunday accused opposition guerrillas of launching two attacks near Kabul
during a ceasefire called by both sides to allow a U.N-backed vaccination drive against polio.
Bomb blast rocks Kabul
KABUL (June 5) : A bomb exploded in a busy district of the Afghan capital early on Sunday but there were no casualties or damage, witnesses said. The bomb was planted in a corner of the city's central Zarnigar Park, opposite the ministry of communications building,
Cease Fire Pledge to Help Polio Immunization in Afghanistan
Tehran, June 5, IRNA -- The Taliban has renewed its verbal commitment to observe a cease fire during the second round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) in Afghanistan from June 3-5, the office of the United Nations Coordination for Afghanistan said.
Pakistan a "safe haven" for terrorists : US congressional report
WASHINGTON, June 5 (AFP) - A US commission on Monday accused Pakistan of supporting and offering a safe haven for international terrorists,
Pakistan rejects US allegations of terrorism
ISLAMABAD, June 6 (AFP) - Pakistan on Tuesday dismissed US allegations that it is a haven for terrorists as "erroneous and misleading." in a report which urged President Bill Clinton to censure the Islamabad government.
Taliban pledge to close down training camps if any: Sattar
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar has said the Taliban have assured Pakistan that they will close down training camps, if any, in
Afghanistan for imparting training to Pakistanis.
Trade activities between Iran, Afghanistan on rise
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Trade activities between Afghanistan and Iran are increasing day by day at a time when dispute between Pakistan and
Afghanistan on Afghan Transit Trade is still continuing.
Taliban delegation visiting US
ISLAMABAD, June 5 (UPI) -- A Taliban delegation headed by their minister for higher education is visiting the United States at the invitation of
several U.S. universities and has signed some agreements to send Afghan students to North America for further studies, the Taliban said.
Taliban sign education cooperation accords in US
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The visiting Taliban delegation headed by Minister for Higher Education Nomani has signed various accords with different US universities.
Afghan opposition receiving arms from Russia: Hekmatyar
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The former Afghan Prime Minister and chief of his own faction of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbadin Hekmatyar has accused anti-Taliban northern alliance of receiving arms and ammunition from Russia.
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