Assylum seekers aboard ship face deteriorating health
SYDNEY, Aug. 28 (Kyodo) - By: Christine Tjandraningsih and Jackie Woods
Hundreds of asylum seekers on board a Norwegian freighter stranded off the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island are facing deteriorating health and sanitary conditions and should
AAR Editorial - 8/28/01:
It is a disgrace for Australia's government to reject the Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban persecution and fanaticism in their homeland. Australia, once respected as an asylum haven for persecuted people
Afghans driven abroad by human, natural disasters
By Jack Redden
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Reuters) - When heavily armed men forced an Afghan airliner to Britain 18 months ago, passengers applied en masse for asylum and Afghans at home envied their good
UN hopeful over detained aid workers in Afghanistan
BANGKOK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The U.N. World Food Programme said on Tuesday it remained hopeful Afghanistan's ruling Taliban would not impose the death sentence on 24 aid workers accused
Taliban agree diplomats can see detainees again
By Tahir Ikram
KABUL, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Three Western diplomats in the Afghan capital Kabul said on Tuesday the ruling Taliban had agreed to allow more meetings with eight jailed foreign aid workers
Diplomats urge Taliban to allow monitoring of foreigners' trial
KABUL, Aug 28 (AFP) - Western governments Tuesday requested permission to monitor the proposed trial of eight aid workers detained by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia for allegedly
Afghan opposition sounds call for peace and reconciliation conference
Tuesday August 28, 2:55 AM
NICOSIA, Aug 27 (AFP) - The fundamentalist Muslim Taliban's grip on Afghanistan is threatened by popular support for a gathering of political groups from across the spectrum in a bid for peace
Afghan factions urged to hold talks
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The three-day workshop of the Afghans to find a solution to the Afghan conflict concluded in Germany with a call on the Afghan groups to hold talks without mediation
Taliban forces stretched as they face fresh attack
Rory McCarthy in Kabul Monday August 27, 2001 - The Guardian
Afghanistan's opposition forces are preparing to launch an offensive on the plains north of the capital Kabul before the winter in an attempt to stretch the resources of the heavily armed and well-funded Taliban militia.
Stand against UN monitors
Frontier Post (Editorial)
In a unique show of unity and solidarity, all the main political and religious parties in the country have expressed their opposition to the deployment of UN monitors in Pakistan with the purpose of ensuring
Cricket only sport Taliban allow in Afghanistan
KABUL (Agencies): From a distance it looks professional. The players are in crisp white pants and shirts, not the flowing tunics and baggy pants worn by most Afghan men.
40 parties reject monitors
ISLAMABAD * As many as forty religio-political parties of the country Sunday rejected the deployment of UN monitors at Pak-Afghan border and termed the UN decision against Pakistan's national interests.
Religio-political parties reject UN monitors
By Ahmed Hassan - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26: A national conference of almost all religious and political parties here rejected the UN monitors deployment plan, describing it as "an act of discrimination and aggression"
Hameed Gul criticizes US
ISLAMABAD Aug 26: Former ISI chief Lt-Gen (retd) Hameed Gul has termed the UN sanctions against Afghanistan and the plan of monitors deployment "a plot against Pakistan."
Effective Afghan policy urged
PESHAWAR, Aug 26: Head of his own faction of the PPP, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, has called upon rulers to adopt an effective Afghan policy which must reflect the national interest of Pakistan.
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