Every peace move must be under UN framework: Afghan opposition
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghan opposition Northern Alliance has said it respects peace efforts of the Turkmen special envoy but these efforts should have been undertaken under the UN framework.
Editorials - Business recorder (Pakistan)
The Turkmen peace initiative
EDITORIAL (September 5) : Turkmenistan has undertaken a commendable new initiative to bring peace to the war-torn Afghanistan. The Turkmen President's special envoy, Boris Sheikh Muradov, has held talks with the Taleban's supreme leader
Afghan Taliban launch wide-scale attack: opposition
KABUL, Sept 4 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban religious militia Monday launched a major attack across several fronts around the strategic northeastern town of Taloqan, resistance sources said.
Opponent of Afghan regime organizing army in Iran
TEHRAN, Sept 4 (AFP) - Afghan opposition leader Ismail Khan has launched a major recruitment drive among Afghan refugees in Iran in hopes of starting an army for action in Afghanistan, the government newspaper Iran reported Monday.
Hamas' Sheikh Yassin funded Bin Laden terrorist cell
Three suspects charged in military court
By Amos Harel - Ha'aretz Military Correspondent
Hamas spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin gave $10,000 to the head of a terrorist organization in the territories working for the radical Islamist Osama Bin Laden, to help operations against Israel, according to an IDF indictment against Nabil Oukal and two of his aides.
More than 110 kilos of opium seized on Tajik-Afghan border
DUSHANBE, Sept 5 (AFP) - Russian security guards seized 116 kilospounds) of opium early Tuesday in crackdown on Afghan drug smugglers operating on the Tajik-Afghan border, security officials said.
Anti-Taleban coalition leader leaves Moscow: Embassy spokesman
Moscow, Sept 5, IRNA-Itar-Tass-ACSNA -- The Afghan Embassy in Moscow reported on Monday that a leader of the anti-Taleban coalition had ended his private visit to Russia and left its capital.
Pak businessmen, Taliban discuss trade affairs
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A delegation of Pakistani traders have held talks with the senior Taliban officials in the Afghan capital, Kabul, reports Bakhtar News Agency.
Ogata arrives on Sept 14 to discuss refugeesí problems
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata is arriving here on September 14 to discuss the problems of the Afghan refugees.
Pakistan Addressing Women's Rights
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's military-led government has pledged to scrap discriminatory laws against women, combat violence against them and promote female literacy, but hitting these targets remains an uphill task in this poor South Asian nation.
Kabul allowed to import Rs1bn goods under TTA
By Our Correspondent - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, Sept 3: Pakistan has allowed the Afghanistan government to import goods worth one billion rupees without paying duty and taxes under the Transit Trade Agreement signed in July this year, say figures compiled by the Custom House, Karachi.
The Military in politics
Ahmed Rashid - The Nation - 9/5
Military, State and Society in Pakistan By Hasan-Askari Rizvi The world was shocked with last October's military coup in Pakistan. In the third millennium, even in the most unstable and unpredictable Third World countries, coups are no longer acceptable.
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