Australia defends asylum ship stance to U.N. chief
By Jason Reed
CHRISTMAS ISLAND, Australia, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Australia told United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Thursday that it would not back down from its
UN Council gingerly views new Afghanistan approach
By Evelyn Leopold
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council took a tentative step on Wednesday towards a new approach to the disasters in Afghanistan
Iran police arrest 106 Afghan aliens
Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA -- The Iranian police have arrested 106 illegal Afghan refugees in southern and northeastern parts of the country over the past day, local sources said Tuesday.
Taliban allow visit only to Australian prisoners
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Aug 30 (Reuters) - The Taliban allowed a visit on Thursday to the two Australians held on charges of spreading Christianity in Afghanistan but gave no indication
U.S. says looking out for welfare of detainees in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (Kyodo) - The U.S. State Department said Wednesday it would continue to seek access to and look out for the welfare of eight foreign aid
Omar's clique to determine fate of Christians in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 (AFP) - The fate of eight Christian aid workers detained in Afghanistan will be decided by the inner circle of Kandahar-based hardliners surrounding
Agenda to establish Sunni hegemony unearthed
Bharti Jain - NEW DELHI The Economic Times 8/30/01
INTELLIGENCE intercepts available with government agencies have confirmed that cross-border terrorism ¯ repeatedly projected by its sponsor, Pakistan, as a freedom struggle
THE ROVING EYE - Get Osama! Now! Or else ...
By Pepe Escobar - Asia Times 8/30/01
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - American commandos likely to descend on Pakistan's tribal areas may not be too keen on acquiring the supreme fashion accessory of 2001
Why Afghans seek hope abroad
Years of war have caused massive upheavals
By BBC Afghanistan correspondent Kate Clark
The asylum seekers stranded on a boat in the Indian Ocean are still being refused permission to land on Australian soil by the authorities. Most of those on board are Afghans.
Afghan president sends message to Khatami
Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA -- Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, in a message delivered Wednesday to his Iranian counterpart Seyed Mohammad Khatami, asked the Islamic Republic of Iran to continue its efforts
World urged to hail Taliban's banning of poppy cultivation
QUETTA: Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider on Tuesday asked the world community to recognise the bold step of Taliban's supreme commander Mullah Muhammad Omar
Taleban threaten to close airspace
By BBC Afghanistan correspondent Kate Clark
The Taleban are threatening to close Afghan airspace to international traffic in a row over United Nations' sanctions.
UN monitors to have head office in Islamabad
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD*The head offices for the monitors for Afghanistan will be established in Islamabad and the venue in this regard has also been selected, it is learnt here.
Bush-Musharraf meeting possible after high-level contacts
By Imtiaz Alam - Jang/ews
LAHORE: Followed by high-level meetings between the two countries to finalise US policy-review on South Asia, President Bush may be seeing General Pervez Musharraf
Azeri officials confirm Usamah bin Ladin has links in Baku, Azeri paper says
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Aug 29, 2001
Former Azerbaijani National Security Ministry employees have confirmed that groups which had links with Usamah bin Ladin were active in Azerbaijan in the period 1996-1998
'Muslims should urge Taliban to show tolerance'
By Amir Mateen - Jang/The news
WASHINGTON: Former assistant secretary of state Karl Inderfurth suggests Pakistan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia should withdraw their formal recognition if the Taliban continue
No action against Jehadi groups: Safdar
MULTAN*Punjab Governor Lt-Gen (Retd) Mohammad Safdar on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of any police action or crackdown against Jehadi
4 killed in Parachinar explosion
PESHAWAR, Aug 29: Four persons were killed and three injured in an explosion in Parachinar, an agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Manoeuvring over sanctions
By Tahir Mirza - DAWN Opinion
With summer drawing close to both its natural and official end, and with just the slightest hint of change in the evening air, attention is focussed on the reconvening
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