Afghan opposition retains UN seat
A senior Afghan opposition spokesman has said that a United Nations committee has decided that Afghanistan's seat at the U.N. should remain with the ousted government of President Burhannudin Rabbani for another year.
US renews call for Osama extradition
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United States has renewed call for the repatriation of Osama bin Laden to a third country for trial on his alleged involvement in terrorism.
Taliban pray over possible US attack - By AAMIR SHAH
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Mosques across Afghanistan and Pakistan prepare for special prayers coming Friday, the Muslim holiday when
Pakistan ruler to discuss Taleban with Kazakhs
ALMATY, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf will meet Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev next week for talks focusing on regional security and the ruling
Poppy cultivation increases three-fold in Afghanistan
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IRNA) -- Wendy J. Chamberlin, an expert of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, says poppy cultivation has increased three-fold in Afghanistan after the takeover by Taliban militia, in 1996.
Switzerland organised secret Afghan talks
Vienna, Nov. 2, IRNA -- The Swiss government organised secret talks between the rival factions in Afghanistan's civil war, officials confirmed on Wednesday, Swiss Radio International reported
Taliban, opposition swap POWs
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Taliban and opposition Northern Alliance have exchanged six prisoners of war each in western Afghan province of Heart.
UNHCR reserves extra $0.95 million for fresh Afghan displaced persons' influx
ISLAMABAD (November 2) : The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has set aside an amount of $0.95 million for provision of food,
Over 141,000 Afghans repatriated from Iran
Mashhad, Nov 1 (IRNA) -- A total of 141,170 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Iran, 115,645 of them included in the voluntary repatriation program reached with the U.N. High Commissioner
Over 100 Afghans sent back
ISLAMABAD (November 2) : Pakistan has sent back more than 100 Afghan refugees who had crossed into Pakistan via Chaman, reports Radio Tehran.
Pakistan keen for early approval of Iran-India gas pipeline: Sattar
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar has said Pakistan is keen to have Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project approved at the earliest, adding that Pakistan is ready to go ahead with the project.
Pakistan re-assures Iran of gas pipeline project
Islamabad, Nov. 1, IRNA -- Pakistan on Wednesday reitterated its assurance to Iran regarding the security of the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.
Zafar for raising US attack threat on Afghanistan in UNSC
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Convenor Coordination Committee Pakistan Muslim League, Raja Zafarul Haq has called for raising the issue of the possible US air attack on Afghanistan in the UN Security Council.
Hizb is aflush with ISI funds - By Dinesh Kumar - The Times of India
NEW DELHI: The Hizbul Mujahideen, with which the Central government was briefly engaged in peace talks, is the single largest recipient of Pakistani ISI funding among the militant groups and has been operating with a ``sound financial
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