Afghan opposition dismiss Taliban talks offer as insincere
KABUL Oct 24 (AFP) - The Afghan anti-Taliban alliance Tuesday rejected as insincere a recent offer of talks by the ruling Taliban regime, saying the religious militia was pursuing its own political aims.
Shells from Afghan fighting hit Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Oct 24 (AFP) - Two shells fired in fighting between Afghanistan's Taliban and opposition forces have hit across the border in Tajikistan, the second such incident in three days, Russian border guards said Tuesday.
Tajikistan call for integrated CIS military policy on Afghan situation
MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Russia and its client state, Tajikistan, were preparing Tuesday to call on integrated-military support from the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Taliban exports revolution to ex-Soviet states
By Ahmed Rashid in Tashkent - The Daily Telegraph - 10/25/00
AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban movement is exporting revolution into former Soviet republics by providing bases for Islamic militant groups seeking to topple governments in Central Asia.
Uzbek prosecutor charges radical Muslims - CNN.com
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan Tuesday accused 12 members of an outlawed Islamic group of murder and terrorist acts, which they say killed at least 73 people.
Afghan Taliban flay Arab League
KABUL, Oct 24 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia Tuesday accused the Arab League of betraying Muslims around the world by failing to give a "tooth-breaking response" to Israeli aggression.
Taliban repeats demand for U.N. seat
Islamabad, Oct 24, IRNA -- Taliban have again demanded the United Nations to recognize their government and allot seat of Afghanistan to them.
Hopes evaporate along with water in thirsty Afghanistan
Tens of thousands flee southern region as drought wears on - Oct. 25, 2000
From CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson
DALA DAM, Afghanistan (CNN)-- The lake behind southern Afghanistan's Dala Dam, which provided water and a livelihood for more than a million people, has been dry for more than four months.
Russia to send medicines for population of north Afghanistan
MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) - A plane of the Russian Ministry for Civil Defense and Emergencies will bring humanitarian aid to residents of Afghanistan's northern provinces in compliance with a resolution of the cabinet.
Iran's Kharrazi proposes "talks" to Afghan warriors
Dushanbe, Oct 25, IRNA -- Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here Wednesday that negotiation between the two sides of Afghan dispute is the only way to end the ongoing crisis to assuage the pains
U.S. Mum on Strike Plans Vs. Terror Leader
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - The daily News 10/25/00
White House officials yesterday downplayed reports that the U.S. may be readying to hit accused terror kingpin Osama Bin Laden's headquarters — but military sources said there are more than enough fighter jets in the region to do so.
Pakistani police shoot dead religious protester
Pakistani police have shot dead a religious activist who was among a group of men who attacked two police stations in Karachi on Monday night.
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