UN plane drops food for drought victims in northern Afghanistan
KABUL, June 8 (AFP) - The United Nations on Thursday made an emergency air drop of food to a stricken district of northern Afghanistan after reports of deaths from the drought gripping much of the country.
UN airdrops food in Afghanistan
By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC
The United Nations has made an emergency air drop of food aid to a remote area of Afghanistan. It acted in response to reports of deaths related to the drought.
INTERVIEW-U.N. sees record food gap in Afghanistan
By Tahir Ikram
ISLAMABAD, June 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday drought-hit Afghanistan faced a serious, record wheat shortfall of 2.3 million tonnes this year.
Russia, US creating group vs terrorism from Afghanistan
MOSCOW, June 9 (Itar-Tass) -- The Russian and U.S. presidents agreed to set up a bilateral working group to work out measures to counter the terrorist threat from the Afghanistan territory.
Sanctions on Kabul under study - Dawn (Pakistan)
WASHINGTON, June 8: The United States is talking to other UN security council members about tougher sanctions against the Taliban for their refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden, a US official said on Wednesday.
No significant progress in US concern areas: Inderfurth
WASHINGTON (NNI): The United States has said the military government has failed to address its chief concerns and there has been no significant progress in areas like Pak-India relations, the scourge of terrorism, and non-proliferation.
Women help make Afghan polio vaccination campaign a success: UNICEF
GENEVA, June 7 (AFP) - The recruitment of female volunteers helped make a success of a mass polio vaccination campaign carried out June 3-5 among 4.5 million children in Afghanistan, UNICEF said Tuesday.
Retired French general to meet Afghan opposition
ISLAMABAD, June 7 (AFP) - Retired French general and member of the European parliament Philippe Morillon is to meet Afghan opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood in the Panshir valley soon, Afghan opposition sources said here Wednesday.
Rabbani may meet Musharraf in Iran
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Ousted Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani may meet Pakistan Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf on the sidelines of the ECO summit to be held in Tehran on June 10, an Iranian radio reports said on Thursday.
Musharraf heads for ECO summit
The military leader of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf , has left for Iran to attend a summit of the ten-nation Economic Cooperation Organisation ECO.
Pakistani Taliban march against obscene videocassettes
MIRANSHAH (Pakistan) (NNI): A group of armed Pakistani Taliban Thursday marched in the Pakistani border town of Miranshah, in the northwest frontier province, against obscene video films and narcotics.
Taliban to set up human rights commission: Mutawakil
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan ruling Taliban say they intend to set up a commission which would respond to international criticism about human rights violations in Afghanistan.
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