U.N. council warns against any new Afghan fighting
UNITED NATIONS, May 4 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members expressed grave concern on Thursday at reports of preparations for a new offensive by Afghanistan's warring factions and that its Taliban rulers were still pursuing a military victory with outside support.
Taleban, facing U.N. ire, says won't start war
By Andrew Hill
ISLAMABAD, May 5 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement, under pressure from the U.N. Security Council not to waste money on war, said on Friday that it would not initiate fighting with opposition forces which control some 10 percent of the country.
Polio Truce Declared in Afghanistan
By KATHY GANNON
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Afghanistan's warring factions stopped fighting long enough this week to allow thousands of United Nations workers to immunize 4.5 million children against polio, U.N. officials said Friday.
Taleban minister says knows nothing on spy report
ISLAMABAD, May 5 (Reuters) - A senior Afghan official said on Friday he had no knowledge about reports that the ruling Taleban movement was holding four Arabs -- and possibly an American -- on suspicion of spying for the United States.
Arabs in Afghanistan Claim US Link
By KATHY GANNON - .c The Associated Press
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - An Arab arrested in Afghanistan says the United States recruited him to try to find alleged terrorist Osama bin Laden, and his Taliban captors say he and another prisoner ``were spying for America and Israel.''
Suspect Arabs start fleeing City, Afghanistan
By AIMAL KHAN - Frontier Post
PESHAWAR - Following startling revelations about their secret connections with certain Arab nationals in Peshawar and some parts of Afghanistan during intense interrogation of two Kurds and an American by the Taliban intelligence officials, the suspect Arabs have started
Rabbani ready to meet Musharraf
PESHAWAR (Online) May 4 - Burhanuddin Rabbani the deposed president of Afghanistan, continues to await a response to the letter he wrote to Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf about a month back, Afghan sources here informed this news agency.
Mujahideen moved from Tajikistan to Afghan province Kunduz
DUSHANBE, May 4 (Itar-Tass) - Practically all armed grouping from the radical military-political Islamic movement of Uzbekistan, which illegally stayed in Tajikistan, was forwarded to the Afghan province of Kunduz on Thursday.
Taliban accuse Tajikistan of incursions
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Taliban have accused the Tajik government of sending the Uzbek opposition groups to Afghanstian.
Taliban reject Uzbek Presidents remarks on terrroirst camps
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Taliban have rejected Uzbekistan President Islam Karimovs assertion that Afghanistan has turned into a big training center for terrorists.
Drug addiction among Afghan women on rise
PESHAWAR (NNI): Drug addiction among Afghan women in Peshawar is on the rise, reports Voice of America on Thursday.
Talibans drive against social evils in North Waziristan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The local Taliban in Miranshah area of North Waziristan Agency burnt a few days back cassettes containing music, tape records and televisions in an attempt to root out social evils.
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