Taleban try to push opponents back from Afghan city
KABUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Taleban fighters launched a two-pronged attack on Saturday to push opposition forces from the outskirts of the newly captured town of Taloqan in northeast Afghanistan, an opposition official said.
Afghan opposition commander vows counter-attack
Sep 8 2000 11:15AM ET
KABUL (Reuters) - Top Afghan opposition military commander Ahmad Shah Masood said Friday he was preparing to launch a counter-offensive within two days to retake a town lost to the ruling Taliban movement two days ago.
Taliban capture Imam Saheb, Hazar Bagh areas
Islamabad, September 08, IRNA -- Reports reaching from Afghanistan to Peshawar Friday said Taliban had also captured Imam Saheb district of Kunduz and Hazar Bagh district of Takhar province. These reports said the forces of
Taleban urge return to captured town
The Taleban in Afghanistan have called on civilians to return to Taloqan, the opposition stronghold which they captured on Wednesday.
Aid appeal for Afghan refugees
Aid workers in northern Afghanistan are calling for more international help for tens of thousands of people displaced by recent fighting in the region.
Deposed Afghan president favors "broad-based" government
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 8 (AFP)- Deposed Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani called Friday for the creation of a new, "broad-based" government in his country, with help from the United Nations.
Rabbani blames Pak for Afghanistan's troubles - Times of India
UNITED NATIONS: Ousted Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani has squarely blamed Pakistan for the problems faced by Kabul and called for international action to help the country.
Rabbani for UN sanctions against countries interfering in Afghanistan
NEW YORK (NNI): The deposed Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani has urged the United Nations to impose sanctions on the countries interfering in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
National unity main objective of Taliban: Mujahid
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistan's ruling Taliban have said that seeking Afghan seat in the United Nations is not their main objective rather they want to unite the Afghans and form a central Islamic government in Afghanistan.
United Front holds important meeting in Parkhar
Islamabad, Sept 8, IRNA -- The United Islamic Front of Afghanistan held an important meeting in Parkhar town of the northern Takhar province.
Afghan opposition denies reports of fighting in Badakhshan
ISLAMABAD (NNI): An anti-Taliban United Front high-ranking official has denied reports quoting unknown Taliban sources that areas of northeastern Badakhshan province were captured by the militia following the fall of Takhar province's capital, Taloqan.
CE gives green signal to Iran to lay gas pipeline to India
The News Int, 9/9
UNITED NATIONS: Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf had "useful and constructive" talks with different heads of state, focussing on matters of global, regional and bilateral interest on the sidelines of the United Nations Millennium summit.
Fall of Taloqan renews hopes for Pak-Turkmen gas pipeline
NAFEES TAKAR - Business Recorder
ISLAMABAD (September 9) : As the battle lines have moved further away from the proposed gas pipeline route after the fall of Taloqan to Taleban, hopes are once again up for laying down the gas pipeline worth US $1.9 billion from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
Central Asia pleads for UN help in dealing with Afghanistan
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 8 (AFP) - Central Asian states on Friday continued urgent appeals for UN assistance in dealing with the export of terrorism and drugs from Afghanistan, with two of the former Soviet republics warning the perils they face from their neighbor are a global threat.
Central Asian Insurgents A Threat
By JIM HEINTZ
MOSCOW (AP) - The Islamic insurgents skirmishing with government troops in the towering mountains of former Soviet Central Asia are small in number, but have the potential to throw the region into turmoil - possibly prompting Russian intervention.
Fall of Taloqan not to resolve Afghan conflict: Hekmatyar
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Former Afghan prime minister and chief of his own faction of Hizb-e-Islamic Gulbadin Hekmatyar has said that fall of strategic Taloqan city to the Taliban would not result in ending the ongoing Afghan war.
Hizb-e-Islami for intra-Afghan dialouge
Islamabad, Sept 8 (IRNA) -- Hizb-e-Islami of Afghanistan (Gulbadin Hekmatyar Group) on Friday said war was no solution to the Afghan problem and called for an "intra-Afghan dialogue" to reduce problems of the Afghan people.
Explosion Kills 100 People in West China
BEIJING (Reuters) - A vehicle carrying explosives blew up and killed about 100 people on Friday in the suburbs of Urumqi, capital of west China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Xinhua news agency reported.
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