Heavy fighting erupts in north Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (AFP) - A new round of fighting erupted in northern Afghanistan on Monday as opposition forces launched a counter-attack against Taliban troops in the northern Salang area, a report here said.
Russia could hit training camps in Afghanistan: Kremlin aide
MOSCOW, May 22 (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin's top spokesman on Chechnya on Monday refused to rule out Russia airstrikes against suspected Islamic training camps in Afghanistan.
Russia Threatens Afghanistan Attack
Monday, May 22, 2000
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia might launch air strikes against Afghanistan if that country continues its alleged aid to Chechen separatists, a senior Kremlin official said today.
Give bin Laden to US: Pakistan urges
ISLAMABAD, May 21 (UPI) - For the first time since this dispute began, Pakistan has officially urged Afghanistan to hand over Saudi terrorism-suspect Osama bin Laden to the United States.
No shift in Pakistan's policy on Osama: FO spokesman
The News International - Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: A Foreign Office spokesman on Sunday denied media reports that Islamabad had requested Afghanistan's Taliban rulers to surrender Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden to US authorities. "This matter is strictly between Afghanistan and the United States,
Detained Arabs were spying for US, Israel: Taliban
KABUL (AFP) - Two Arabs arrested here for alleged espionage have admitted they were spying for the United States and Israel, Afghanistan's Taliban militia said Sunday. Taliban Information Minister Qudratullah Jamal told AFP the detainees were collecting information on
Taliban suspect political motives behind call for Osama's surrender
The News International - Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Taliban Foreign Minister Mullah Wakil Mutawakil has said that there are certain political motives behind the UN sanctions and the demand about handover of Osama bin Laden to the US.
Pak-Afghan panel on Qamar Din Karez
By Rahimullah Yusufzai - The News International
PESHAWAR: Pakistani villagers in Qamar Din Karez claimed there was no border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan in their village as Sulemankhel Afghan tribals had illegally occupied their ancestral land and were now claiming its ownership.
US concerned over drought in Afghanistan: Inderfurth
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United States has expressed deep concern over the unprecedented drought in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
"We are very concerned about the Afghan people. The drought might be the most serious in last thirty years.
UNHCR Official: Afghan Refugees in Comfortable Conditions in Iran
Tehran, May 21, IRNA -- Contrary to claims made by the Taliban, ``Afghan refugees are leading a comfortable life in Iran,'' asserted a top official of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently.
Jaswant to hold wide-ranging talks with Iranian leaders
TEHRAN (NNI): Indias External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh will discuss wide-ranging discussions with the Iranian leaders, with particular focus on energy security considerations.
Musharraf to visit Iran, Jordan next month
ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf will visit Iran, Amman and Uzbekistan some time next month. Talking to the PPI on Sunday, the Foreign Office spokesman said the visit to the three countries by the chief executive will be in connection with
UN urged to help drought stricken Afghans
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The head of a Quetta-based Pakistan NGO Engineer Muhammad Dawood who has returned to Quetta from Kandahar called for short term plans for carrying out rehabilitation work at the drought affected areas in Afghanistan.
Intervene only in behalf of peace - The Business recorder
EDITORIAL (May 22) : According to Russian sources, the Taleban are preparing to send well-armed groups of fighters to Chechnya under a programme financed by Saudi-based Al Haram Islamic Foundation.
Awami National Party expels veteran Ajmal Khattak for hobnobbing with military government
IQBAL KHATTAK - BR
PESHAWAR (May 22) : The Awami National Party on Sunday translated its words into action by suspending Ajmal Khattak's basic membership of the party on "disciplinary grounds".
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