Afghan opposition prepares counter-attack: Masood
Friday, September 8 11:37 PM SGT
KABUL, Sept 8 (AFP) - Afghan opposition leader Ahmad Shah Masood said Friday his forces were preparing a counter-attack to re-take the key northeastern bastion of Taloqan from the ruling Taliban militia.
Taleban 'to consolidate positions'
By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC
Thursday, 7 September, 2000, 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK
The Taleban say they want to consolidate their positions in the newly-captured town of Taloqan, before making any further advances.
Thousands Flee Northern Afghanistan as Taliban Claims Gains
KABUL, Sept 7 (AP) -- Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia on Thursday claimed more gains against opposition forces in the northern province of Takhar as thousands of people fled the region to escape fighting.
Dead bodies of two Pakistanis reach Peshawar from Afghanistan
Islamabad, Sept. 7, IRNA -- The bodies of two Pakistanis, reportedly killed in the battle for Taloqan, were brought from Afghanistan to
Taliban claim capture of Khwaja Ghar
Islamabad, Sept. 7, IRNA -- Taliban on Thursday claimed capturin of Khwaja Ghar district in the northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.
Russia Eyes UN Action on Afghanistan
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia's foreign minister called for international action to end fighting in Afghanistan and said Thursday that he and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had agreed to push for a diplomatic solution.
Moscow rules out help for Afghan Taliban opponents
MOSCOW, Sept 7 (AFP) - Russian Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev on Thursday ruled out any Moscow strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan after they captured the northeast town of Taloqan from resistance forces.
Tajik leader blasts "destabilising" Afghanistan - BBC 9/8
President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan has said that fighting in Afghanistan is threatening the independence and stability of all Central Asian states.
Russia condemns the Taliban for capturing Talukan
MOSCOW, September 7 (Itar-Tass) - Russia is firmly convinced that solving the Afghan problem by force is impossible, Itar-Tass said on Thursday, quoting a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.
UN likely to launch fresh peace initiative on Afghanistan
By Raja Zulfikar - The News Int.
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations is expected to launch a fresh peace initiative on Afghanistan with focus on track-II diplomacy, simultaneously, with other peace efforts being carried out, diplomatic sources told The News here on Thursday.
Afghan Taliban deny US allegation over religious freedom
KABUL, Sept 7 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban rulers Thursday dismissed a recent US State Department report accusing the hardline religious militia of denying religious freedom.
Afghanistan offers Pakistan transit facilities for trade with CARs
QUETTA, Sept 7 (Business Recorder) : Afghanistan has offered to Pakistan transit facilities for import and export of goods to and from Central Asian Republics.
No hurdle to construction of Iran-India gas pipeline: Pak minister
Islamabad, Sept. 7, IRNA -- The Pakistani Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Usman Aminuddin on Thursday said there was no
Fighting rages outside Taloqan: Opposition
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Anti-Taliban United Front says that sporadic fighting is still going on in the suburbs of northeastern city of Taloqan, captured by Taliban Wednesday morning.
New US-based Afghan group launched
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Movement for Democracy and Human Rights for Afghanistan (MDHRA), a new US-based Afghan political and human rights organization, has been launched in Washington for the main purpose of advocating the
Pakistan, Russia to step up cooperation
CE holds talks with world leaders
By Amir Mateen - The News
NEW YORK: Pakistan and Russia agreed to step up bilateral cooperation as Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf met Russian President Vladimir V Putin on the sidelines of the Millennium Summit on Wednesday.
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