First regular flight between Afghanistan UAE
The Taleban authorties in Afghanistan say the first direct flight from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has landed in Kandahar, bringing fourteen Afghan passengers.
UN envoy optimistic about Afghan solution
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The UN special envoy for Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell has expressed optimism about the solution of the longstanding Afghan conflict.
Daily on recent developments in Afghanistan
Tehran, Oct 8, IRNA -- The recent developments that have taken shape in the eastern neighborhood of Iran herald a fundamental change in the political and military situation in war-torn Afghanistan, noted
The Russian romance
Benazir Bhutto - The Nation Opinion - 10/8/00
With the latest offensive against the forces of Ahmad Shah Masood, Afghanistan's Taliban militia is knocking on the doors of Central Asia. Neighboring Pakistan hopes that these knocks will resound far and wide opening new doors for it.
ICRC warns against harsh living condition in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) has warned of malnutrition and increasingly harsh living conditions as a result of the current drought for rural Afghan communities, particularly in the central province of Ghor.
UNHCR denies arrival of 700 Afghans in Chitral
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United Nations Refugees Agency, UNHCR has denied the arrival of 700 Afghan refugees from Badakhshan province to Chitral, reports BBC.
Refugees not to enter Tajikistan: Masood spokesman
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghan opposition Northern Alliance has dispelled the impression that the Afghans displaced by the latest round of war in northern Afghanistan would go to neighbouring Tajikistan.
No differences within Northern Alliance: spokesman
ISLAMABAD, Oct 8 (NNI): The Afghan opposition Northern Alliance has denied differences within the alliance saying it is poised to soon open new front against the Taliban.
Tajikistan renews call for truce in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Tajik President Emmamoli Rakhmanov has once again called on the Afghan warring factions to cease fire and find amicable solution to the Afghan conflict, reports BBC.
Afghan women stage anti-Taliban demo in Paris
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Hundreds of Afghani women living in France have held a protest demonstration to condemn the policies of Taliban, reports Radio Tehran.
India to have access to US intelligence
By Aziz Haniffa - Times of India - 10/8/00
WASHINGTON: In the strongest indication yet of the significant cooperation the US intends to pursue with India to combat international terrorism, intelligence agencies here have agreed in principle to provide New Delhi with classified intelligence
Taliban assure cooperation to UN
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (NNI): Taliban have assured cooperation to the United Nations saying the appointment of former Information Minister Mulla Amir Khan Muttaqi as negotiator was aimed at helping
Afghan team due next week
ISLAMABAD, Oct 7 (Business Recorder) : A high-level five-member Afghan delegation will visit Pakistan next week to discuss prospects of the rehabilitation of its power system
Iran unsucessful in anti-drug campaign: Official
Qazvin, Oct 8, IRNA -- Iran has not been so successful in its domestic anti-drug campaign although the country has had a prominent presence in the international battle against the "scourge of mankind," a
After the Taliban victories
Nasim Zehra - The News: Jang (Opinion) 10-7-00
Following the Taliban victories naturally the divided and scattered opposition has also attempted to resurrect itself. Ahmad Shah Masood, still the Taliban's most unyielding opponent has essentially vowed to fight on.
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