Anti-Taleban leaders plan strategy
BBC News By Kate Clark in Islamabad
The opposition in Afghanistan say a crucial meeting has taken place between the two most powerful anti-Taleban commanders.
Massoud Calls European Visit "a Turning Point" in the Struggle Against Pakistani-backed Taliban
Western Analysts View Trip Favorably, See Challenges Ahead and a Possible Visit to the US -
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2001 - AAR - Ahmad Shah Massoud, the military leader of the United Front alliance opposing the Taliban, says he had "second thoughts"
Afghan ceasefire to allow polio vaccination
A four-day ceasefire has come into force in Afghanistan to allow a second round of United Nations-backed polio vaccinations to take place.
U.N. Urges Ceasefire in Afghanistan for Polio Immunization
Monday, April 16, 2001 3:48 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations has urges warring parties in Afghanistan to respect a ceasefire agreement during the second round of National Immunization Days.
107 Pakistanis held as prisoners of war (POWs) by Masood: report
By M. Ilyas Khan
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PESHAWAR, April 15: The Northern Alliance forces of Ahmad Shah Masood in Afghanistan are holding at least 107 Pakistani nationals as prisoners of war (POWs), reveals a list of foreign POWs
UN team briefed on Pak steps to implement UN sanctions against Taliban
Islamabad, April 16, IRNA -- Pakistan's Foreign Secretary, Inam-ul-Haq and other senior leaders of the Pakistani Foreign Ministry on Monday briefed a visiting UN team about the steps
Border guards seize 25 kg of heroin from Afghan smugglers
Tuesday, April 17, 2001 12:14 AM EST
DUSHANBE, Apr 17, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- Russian border guards seized over 25 kilogrammes of heroin in an armed clash with Afghan smugglers early on Tuesday.
India, Iran to work towards peace in Afghanistan
The Times of India
NEW DELHI: Declaring that Tehran was critical of Pakistan for supporting the Taliban regime in Kabul, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Sunday said that India and Iran have decided
UNESCO Japan panel seeks stronger cultural protection
.c Kyodo News Service
TOKYO, April 16 (Kyodo) - A subcommittee of the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO adopted a resolution on Monday urging the U.N. agency to strengthen measures
Looters of Afghan art: Suddenly respectable
Seen as defence against destruction of ancient treasures
The Toronto Star Newspapers
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - In the scented alleys of this fabled bazaar, they profit shamelessly from looting and smuggling.
Service comes with a smile and steaming cups of sweet tea, though the truth is usually in short supply
Mulla Rabbani's dead body flown to Kandahar
Islamabad, April 16, IRNA -- The dead body of Mulla Rabbani, Chairman of the Taliban Council of Ministers, was flown to Kandahar city of southern Afghanistan, in a UN plane, on Monday noon.
President Tarrar, CE condole Taliban deputy leader’s demise
The News: Jang (Pakistan)
April 16, 2001
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s President Rafique Ahmed Tarrar and Chief Executive, General Pervez Musharraf, on Monday, condoled the death of Mullah Mohammed Rabbani, the deputy
Northern Alliance, Taliban fight close to Tajik border
By Galina Gridneva
Monday, April 16, 2001 12:20 AM EST
DUSHANBE, Apr 16, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- Units of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement and the Northern Alliance are engaged in fighting in Afghan regions bordering on Tajikistan.
Who is to care for them?
IT is a human tragedy on an epic scale, a story of a once-proud people reduced by war and drought to a life of abject misery. Even if you are suffering from disaster fatigue,
No lone ranger
The News: Jang (Opinion)
Ahmed Shah Masood has recently returned from his visit to Paris and Strasbourg. It was his first visit to Europe and his first exercise in 'diplomacy'. He found himself on fertile ground
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