Report: Taliban Retreat from Farkhar Gorge
Fighting Expected to Surge as Humanitarian Conditions Worsen
WASHINGTON - April 30, 2001 - AAR - Reports from Afghanistan's United Front alliance sources say that the Taliban lost the strategic Tangi Farkhar Monday morning following heavy fighting
Afghan rivals locked in heavy fighting ahead of UNHCR chief's visit
KABUL, April 30 (AFP) - The ruling Taliban militia and opposition forces were locked in heavy fighting in northern Afghanistan Mondy ahead of a visit by the UN High Commissioner
Lull in Afghan fighting after fierce battles
KABUL, April 30 (Reuters) - Guns fell silent in northern Afghanistan on Monday after a day of fierce battles between the ruling Taliban and their opponents led by Ahmad Shah Masood.
Taliban launch attack to overwhelm opposition forces: PTV
Islamabad, April 28, IRNA -- Pakistan Television on Saturday evening reported that 'the Taliban have launched a fresh offensive in northern Afghanistan in a bid to overwhelm the opposition forces.'
UN envoy, Taliban review situation
PESHAWAR, April 29: Special Envoy of UN secretary-general for Afghanistan, Francis Vendrell visited Jalalabad on Sunday and met the deputy governor of Nangarhar province
UN refugee chief inspects growing Afghan crisis
By Tahir Ikram
ISLAM QILA, Afghanistan, April 30 (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers arrived in western Afghanistan on Monday to assess a deepening
U.N. refugee chief says Afgan fighting a scandal
By Ali Raiss-Tousi
TORBAT-E JAM, Iran, April 30 (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers said on Monday he would tell factions in Afghanistan it was a scandal
U.S plans to impose Zahir Shah on Afghans: Hekmatyar
Islamabad, April 30, IRNA -- Former Afghan prime minister and chief o Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan, Golbudin Hekmatyar says the United States has chalked out a plan to bring
Iran urges int'l community to assist Afghan farmers
Tehran, April 29 - (IRNA) -- Head of Anti-Narcotics Headquart ers Mohammad Fallah here Sunday urged the international community to provide Afghan farmers with facilities
Lashkar escapes being declared terrorist outfit
State Department's report says Pakistan not being placed on list of terrorism-sponsoring countries
By Amir Mateen The News Int.
WASHINGTON: The militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has once again escaped from being declared a terrorist organisation by the US State Department. An Indian magazine,
Taliban cricket team due in Pakistan on May 8
Islamabad, April 30, IRNA -- A 17-member cricket team of Afghan Taliban is due to arrive in Pakistan on a week-long tour to Pakistan, during which it will play four one-day
Pakistan assured of $700 million World Bank credit: Total debt crosses $34billion
By Tahir Mirza - DAWN
WASHINGTON, April 29: Pakistan has won assurance of a $700 million credit from the World Bank for the current year that will be additional to drought relief pledged by the bank.
Pakistan opens two terrorist inquiry offices in Afghanistan
Islamabad, April 30, IRNA -- According to Afghan sources in Peshawar, Pakistan has opened two offices in Kabul and Kandahar, to undertake inquiry in terrorism related
Seismic shift in US-India relatins
Harun ur Rashid - The daily Star
Many security experts claim that the military co-operation between the US and India will not go unnoticed by China and Pakistan. A new alliance is likely to emerge between
Coping with Indo-Iran nexus
By Prof Khalid Mahmud - DAWN Opinion
ECONOMICS may be the propeller for a growing Indo-Iranian nexus, but one can hardly overlook its diplomatic ramifications. We do not mix business with politics
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