International Security and Political Concerns Shape Future of Afghan Conflict
Afghan Initiatives Rekindled as Fateful Internal Battles Loom Large
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2000 - AAR - While the fighting in Afghanistan seems to have reached a possible "do-or-die" point for some observers, the United Nations sent its special emissary on a mini shuttle-diplomacy tour last week
Afghan rebel Masood calls for pressure on Pakistan
MOSCOW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Ahmad Shah Masood, who leads what little armed resistance remains to Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement, said on Sunday more pressure was needed on Pakistan to end the war in his country.
US rules out Afghan UN seat to Taliban
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United States has ruled out the possibility of allotting Afghan seat in the United Nations to the Taliban and recognition of Kabul government.
US renews calls for Osama extradition
ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 (NNI): United States has once again urged the Taliban to extradite Osama bin Laden for trial in the US or any other country saying the trial would be based on justice.
Italy optimistic about return of peace to Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Italy has expressed optimism about the restoration of peace in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
"Italy could take few important steps towards restoration of peace in Afghanistan because the former Afghan King Zahir Shah
UAE plane takes 14 Afghans home from prison
DUBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A private airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has flown 14 people to Kandahar in southern Afghanistan in a flight from Sharjah approved by the United Nations, an airline official said on Monday.
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