UPDATE - Heavy Fighting Near Tajikistan Border
Hazarbagh Occupied as Foes Clash along Pakistan-Badakhshan Border
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON - 09/21/2000 - AAR - A new round of heavy fighting has erupted in Northeastern Afghanistan as the Taliban militia, allegedly backed by hundreds of foreign mercenaries,
Afghan Taleban drive opposition from key area-AIP
ISLAMABAD, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement, in heavy fighting on Thursday, has driven the forces of main opposition commander Ahmed Masood from a strategic area north of the key town of Taloqan, an Afghan
Afghan Opposition Says It Recaptured Northern District
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan opposition forces said on Wednesday they had recaptured the strategic northern district of Imam Sahib on the border with Tajikistan in overnight fighting, only a day after it had fallen to the ruling Taliban movement.
Taliban release a rapist
By AIMAL KHAN PESHAWAR - Unlike their strict policies, Taliban authorities set free a notorious rapist few days back.
Crisis unfolding as tens of thousands flee Afghan war, drought
HERAT, Afghanistan, Sept 21 (AFP) - Tens of thousands of people fleeing the war zones and a deepening drought are adding to the desperate burden of suffering in Afghanistan ravaged by more than 20 years of conflict.
UNHCR chief heading back to Geneva after slayings
TEHRAN (Reuters) - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata cut short a visit to Iran Wednesday because of the recent killings of U.N. workers in West Timor and Guinea.
Iran deal on Afghan refugees
By Jim Muir in Tehran - BBC
The Iranian Government and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, have agreed to extend a joint programme for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees.
US attitude disappointing: CE - The Nation 9/21
WASHINGTON (Online)-The Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf while expressing concern over the growing ties of United States with India, has said that the people of Pakistan are immensely disappointed.
Afghans' hand in Islamabad blast ruled out
By our correspondent - The News Int. 9/21
ISLAMABAD: In the meeting, which was held to discuss the Tuesday's bomb blast in Islamabad, the military authorities differed with the notion that any Afghan national could be involved in the act of terrorism, a source said here Wednesday.
Cyprus peace meeting on Afghanistan concludes
Athens, Sept 20 (IRNA) -- The fourth ''Cyprus Meeting for Peace in Afghanistan'' was concluded in Nicosia over the weekend. According to a Cyprus news agency CNA report on Wednesday,
Rabbani criticizes worldís apathy towards Afghanistan
Calls Taliban "foreign-backed occupation force"
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Ousted Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani has blamed the international community for apathy toward the long running Afghan conflict.
Convict flogged in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A convict was publicly flogged in eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on the charges of desecrating the Holy Quran, reports Radio Kabul.
Analysis: France to break ranks over Taliban?
By DERK KINNANE ROELOFSMA
WASHINGTON, Sept.20 (UPI) -- The French government, according to foreign affairs analysts Wednesday, appeared to have broken ranks with its Western
Dialogue with US on terrorism next week
Our Political Bureau - NEW DELHI - The Times of India 9/21
INDIA and the US will resume their dialogue on terrorism when the US chief coordinator on counter-terrorism Michael Sheehan arrives here next week at the head of a high-level inter-agency delegation for the next round of talks with India.
Afghans suffer in desert camps
By Susannah Price in Quetta - BBC
Afghan refugees have poured into Pakistan for the past 20 years and international donors are tired of contributing - but this year's drought has created a desperate situation.
Large quantity of arms & ammunition seized in Balochistan:
KARACHI, Sept 21: Security agency has seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition in Balochistan, believed to have been intended for terrorist attacks, official sources said today.
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