Ahmad Shah Masud: Still at War
The Region - Review
The military commander of anti-Taliban forces controls only a small percentage of Afghanistan. That doesn't mean he can't envision leading his country.
Taliban, Pakistanis Commit Fresh Atrocities in Ghore
News Update August 23, 2001
August 23: Taliban and Pakistani forces burned more than 1000 houses in Taiwara District, Ghore Province.
Taliban helicopter crashes
CHAMAN (PPI): A helicopter of Taliban Army which was on routine training mission crashed near Kabul in which a pilot was killed.
Taliban hand over 3 bodies to Pak officials
ISLAMABAD (SANA): Taliban have handed to Pak authorities at the Torkham border the bodies of three Pakistani nationals killed during fighting with the Northern Alliance forces inside Afghanistan.
Annan calls for new approach by UN to Afghan problems
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 (AFP) - UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has advised the Security Council to adopt a new approach towards Afghanistan, based on incentives as well as punitive
Have monitors landed in capital?
By M. Arshad Sharif - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23: Five UN helicopters were off-loaded from a Russian transport aircraft at the Islamabad International Airport on Thursday morning, sparking speculation that the United Nation's
ICRC hopes to see Taliban to discuss detainees
By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hopes to meet Taliban authorities on Saturday to discuss visiting eight foreign aid workers accused of spreading
Iran sends 42 tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
Zahedan, Aug 23, IRNA -- Iran on Wednesday sent 42 tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan from this southeastern border city in Sistan Baluchestan province. The aid package, consisting of rice
Hikmatyar proposes elected govt in Afghanistan
Frontier Post Report
PESHAWAR: Former Afghan prime minister and chief of his own faction of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan, Gulbadin Hikmatyar, has proposed a blueprint for replacing the present crisis-prone setup
Centre orders end to crackdown on Jihadis
Federal govt perturbed over 'unplanned raids' in Karachi
By Kamran Khan - Jang/The news
KARACHI: Being in no mood to launch a protracted drive against the Jihadi organisations, the federal authorities have ordered the Sindh government to freeze police action against Jihadi
Pakistan backs down over crackdown
By Syed Saleem Shahzad - DAWN
KARACHI - Strong opposition within the leadership of the Pakistan army has forced the halt after only a day to a crackdown against Pakistani-based militant organizations fighting in Indian-held Kashmir.
A slap in the face for Pakistani women
By Muddassir Rizvi - Asia Times
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's highest Islamic advisory body is the target of ire from rights groups after issuing a pronouncement that seeks to ban women from seeing male doctors and from having
Misuse of assignment by aid workers in Kabul
Sahibzada Naseem Ahmad
The United Nations Organisation's very existence is aimed at helping the wretched and miserable people of the world confronted with man-made and natural calamities.
70 Afghans arrested in Karachi
Updated on 8/24/2001 11:47:22 AM
KARACHI (Agencies): As many as 70 Afghan nationals were arrested and sent to jail, as the administration launched a campaign against illegal immigrants in the city.
More Afghans Refugees Return Home Under UNHCR Repatriation Plan
Thursday, August 23, 2001 5:42 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Close to 11,000 Afghans have returned home from Pakistan since the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
14 Afghan Stowaways Caught in Britain
Thursday, August 23, 2001 5:30 PM EST
LONDON, Aug 23, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- British immigration officials said on Thursday they had discovered 14 Afghan stowaways on a lorry entering the English Channel port of Dover on Tuesday.
Large Quantity of Narcotics Recoverd in Pak-Afghan Border
Thursday, August 23, 2001 12:28 PM EST
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Eighty-six kilograms of morphine and 21.5 kilograms of hashish were recovered on Thursday in two cases in Pakistan frontier areas bordering Afghanistan
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