Afghan combatants agree to U.N. peace talks
By Evelyn Leopold
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's warring parties have agreed to a new U.N.-sponsored peace effort to end the protracted civil war in the central Asian nation, a U.N. official announced on Friday.
UN deal on Afghan peace talks - BBC
There has been fierce fighting in the north of the country
In Afghanistan, the Taleban and the opposition Northern Alliance have given written undertakings to attend indirect peace talks with the United Nations.
The chief UN envoy for Afghanistan, Francesc Vendrell, said both sides had
Text of agreement among warring Afghan parties
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Following is the text of an agreement, signed by Afghanistan's combatants, to participate in a U.N.-sponsored peace process aimed at ending the nation's civil war.
Talian will never be recognized--Russian deputy FM
UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION, November 4 (Itar-Tass) - The world community will not recognize the Taliban movement, even if it puts under its control the whole of the Afghan territory, Russian deputy Foreign Minister
UN told not to complicate Afghan problems: Taliban
Saturday, November 4 9:51 PM SGT
KABUL, Nov 4 (AFP) - Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmad Mutawakel said Saturday the United Nations should not complicate Afghanistan's problems by allowing the country's UN seat to be held by groups battling the Islamic militia.
Taliban urges UN to recognise the "reality" in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (AFP) - A senior Taliban official Saturday urged the United Nations to recognise the existing "reality" in Afghanistan and give the country's UN seat to the ruling Islamic militia.
US Again Attempts To End Afghan War
Saturday, November 4 2:04 PM SGT
By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - After many failed attempts to end two decades of war in Afghanistan, the United Nations is hopeful about a new peace effort because the warring parties have signed written commitments not to abandon negotiations.
Bin Laden "delighted" by attack on U.S. warship
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DUBAI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Militant Islamist Osama bin Laden has expressed "delight" at last month's bomb attack on a U.S. warship in Yemen that killed 17 American sailors, a pan-Arab newspaper reported on Saturday.
U.S. asks for bin Laden, Taliban offers nothing new
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The United States again asked Afghanistan's Taleban rulers to expel militant Islamist Osama bin Laden but the Taleban offered nothing new in response, a U.S. State Department official said on Friday.
Milam says US has no intention to attack Afghanistan
US Embassy official describes visit as a courtesy call; US envoy says 'rumours about US attack on Afghanistan work of media'; Afghan envoy says both sides agree to resolve differences through negotations
US concerned over possible "Talibanisation" of Pakistan
WASHINGTON (NNI): The United States has expressed concern over a "possible Talibanisation of Pakistan" as the vicious cocktail of terrorism, drug trafficking and human rights abuses gripping Afghanistan spills over into it placing the country "at risk".
Harkat warns US against attack on Afghanistan
D.I. KHAN (NNI): Chief of Harkatul Mujahideen, Maulana Fazalur Rehman Khalil has warned the United States against attack on Afghanistan saying it will be a blunder.
Opposition commanders clash in Andarab
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Fierce clashes between rival groups of opposition Northern Alliance have left many dead and wounded in Andarab district, reports Radio Kabul.
Convergence of interests
By Afzaal Mahmood - DAWN Opinion 11/4
PAKISTAN has to take cognizance of the evolving convergence of interests between the US, Russia, China, India and the Central Asian states on terrorism and the spread of religious militancy in the region.
Taliban question ownership of mummy
Islamabad, Nov 4, IRNA -- Afghanistan's Taliban on Friday questioned the ownership of an ancient mummy, recovered by Pakistani police from a gang of smugglers in Quetta city, recently.
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