U.N. reports Afghan ceasefire for polio campaign
ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Saturday both sides in the bitter civil war in Afghanistan agreed to a ceasefire so a polio immunisation campaign could be carried out this month.
Russia warns as Afghan mortar bombs go astray
DUSHANBE, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Stray mortar bombs from fighting between Afghanistan's ruling Taleban and its foes landed in Tajikistan on Friday, prompting Russia to warn of possible action, Russian border guards said on Saturday.
Warring Afghan sides likely to talk next month
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement and its opponents are likely to hold direct peace talks next month to try to end their war, an opposition official said Friday.
Afghan warring factions close to UN-sponsored peace talks
DUSHANBE, Nov 10 (AFP) - The top UN envoy on Afghanistan said Friday the two warring parties in the bitter civil war were close to holding a new round of peace talks, but cautioned that any negotiations would take time.
U.S. attack on Osama hide-outs imminent: paper
Islamabad, Nov 11, IRNA -- A Pakistani newspaper on Saturday said a U.S. attack on the hide-outs of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan seemed imminent.
Iranian Foreign Minister rues Afghan conflict
Doha, Nov 10 (IRNA) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Friday expressed Iran's concern about the continued war and bloodshed in Afghanistan saying perpetuation
Afghan opposition attacks Pakistan's refugee ban
Nov 11 2000 10:46AM ET Ý
KABUL, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's anti-Taleban alliance on Saturday condemned a ban imposed by its southern neighbour Pakistan on the entry of Afghan refugees.
Reopen borders to Afghan refugees call
The American organisation, Human Rights Watch, has called on the governments of Pakistan and Tajikistan to reopen their borders to refugees from Afghanistan.
Pakistan bans entry of new refugees due to restraints: minister
Islamabad, Nov 11, IRNA -- The Pakistan Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider on Saturday said Islamabad closed the Pak-Afghan border for more Afghan refugees due to its financial restraints.
Afghans still trickling across "closed" border
KHYBER PASS, Pakistan, Nov 10 (AFP) - Afghans were seen trudging through Pakistan's Torkham border post here Friday despite a provincial order to close the frontier to refugees.
Taliban to try to win OIC seat for Afghanistan: PESHAWAR, Nov 11 - Dawn
A delegation from the dominant Taliban will attend Sunday's summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Qatar as observers will try to gain entry to the major
UNHCR denounces Pak decision on banning Afghan refugees - Frontier Post
PESHAWAR, November 10 (Online): United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) denounced Pakistan's government decision of imposing complete ban on the entry of new Afghan refugees to its territory.
Afghan refugees - The Nation editorial 11/11
THE government having decided to block henceforth the inflow of refugees from Afghanistan, the questions being asked are: Whether such a ban can effectively be enforced?
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