5 killed in Taliban attack: opposition
The News: Jang (Pak.) - April 21, 2001
KABUL: Afghanistan's anti-Taliban groups Saturday accused the ruling militia of violating a three-day ceasefire for a country-wide polio vaccination drive by killing five civilians in two days
Taliban beat back attack in Bamiyan
via DAWN (Pak.) - April 21, 2001
ISLAMABAD, April 20: The Taliban have beaten back an attack by opposition forces in the central province of Bamiyan. Opposition forces from the Hizb-i-Wahdat withdrew
Sanctityof Pak-Afghan border to be restored: Moin haider
Islamabad, April 21, IRNA -- Pakistan's Interior Minister, Moeen-ud-Din Haider on Saturday said the sanctity of Pak-Afghan boarder would be restored to check infiltration of criminals
Afghan refugees influx continues unchecked
By MAK Lodhi with Rana Mubashir from Islamabad - The News Int.
LAHORE: About 4,500 Afghan refugees are daily entering Pakistan through porous border with the neighbour country despite a ban imposed by the government of Pakistan to check their fresh influx.
Rocca made incharge of South Asia at State Dept
By Amir Mateen - The News: Jang (Pak.) April 21, 2001
WASHINGTON: The White House on Wednesday formally announced the nomination of Christina Rocca as the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. She will be the point
Milam rules out cut in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
The News: Jang (Pak.) April 21, 2001
ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador in Pakistan William Milam on Friday ruled out any change in the humanitarian as well as other policies of the United States for war-ravaged and drought-stricken Afghanistan.
China fears spread of Islam as it cozies up to Russia
By Sergei Blagov, Asia Times Online April 21, 2001
MOSCOW - Russia has long suggested collective security measures to safeguard peace in the volatile Central Asian region - and now China seems keen on joining this regional attempt to tackle
Bin Laden followers to end court defense this week
By Gail Appleson, Law Correspondent
NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) - Lawyers defending four Osama bin Laden followers on trial for plotting with the Saudi dissident to kill Americans are expected to end their case as early as Wednesda
Time sorry for Mohammed image
The international news magazine Time has apologised to Muslims after an image of the Prophet Mohammed in its 16 April issue sparked riots in Kashmir.
Pakistan to get $350m World Bank soft loan
From Absar Alam
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the World Bank have successfully negotiated a $350 million soft-term loan called Structural Adjustment Facility (SAL) to support so-called ‘Poverty
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