Taleban says Iran bars Afghan flight to Iraq
KABUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement said on Sunday that neighbouring Iran had blocked an Afghan plane from carrying relief supplies and a team of athletes to Iraq.
Putin says Russia acts to contain Afghan violence
MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia is taking steps to prevent the latest fighting in Afghanistan from spreading to the territory of the former Soviet Union, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
Afghan says Russian goal is Central Asia influence
ISLAMABAD, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan accused Russia on Sunday of portraying the ruling Taleban movement as a threat in order to keep influence in Central Asia.
Taliban official meets Uzbek envoy to Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 1, IRNA -- The envoy of Taliban in Islamabad, Mulla Abdul Salam Zaeef on Sunday held talks with the Uzbek Ambassador to Pakistan, Shuhrat Qabilov.
Taliban attacks in Samangan repulsed
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghan opposition Northern Alliance says its forces have repulsed an attacks of the Taliban forces in Samangan province, reports opposition newspaper Payam-e-Mujahid.
8 Taliban killed in Kunar fighting
ISLAMABAD (NNI): At least eight Taliban were killed in a clash with the opposition Northern Alliance in eastern Afghan province of Kunar, reports Radio Tehran.
Taliban reiterate demand for recognition
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Taliban have reiterated their demand for UN recognition and allotment of Afghanistan seat in the world body.
Taliban delegation in S. Africa
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A Taliban delegation currently visiting South Africa for attending an Islamic conference held talks with the delegates of a number of countries in Pretoria, reports Radio Kabul.
Rabbani faction has high hopes from Putin's visit
By Ashwani Talwar - www.timesofindia.com
NEW DELHI: Afghanistan's government-in-exile hopes Russian President Valdimir Putin's visit will help Delhi and Moscow come together in tackling the Taliban threat and Pakistan's `interference' in Afghanistan.
No big deal in Musharraf's invitation: Russia
MOSCOW: A senior Russian diplomat has said nothing much should be read into Pakistani Chief Executive Pervez Musharraf's invitation to President Vladimir Putin to visit Islamabad, and asked the media to
West funds anti-opium fungus - BBC
By Diplomatic correspondent James Robbins
The UK and the US are funding research on a new biological weapon in an effort to destroy the heroin trade.
Problems thornier than ever: US paper's report on Pakistan
By Our Staff Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Sept 30: As the military regime of General Pervez Musharraf nears its first year in power on October 12, an article in Saturday's Washington Post suggests that the hopes raised by the bloodless
Taliban urged to make peace with opposition
By Our Correspondent - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, Sept 30: Former interior minister Naseerullah Babar has urged the Taliban government to take the lead in arriving at some sort of agreement with the Northern Alliance for forming a broad-based government in Afghanistan.
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