Taleban loses key central town
Thursday February 15, 3:23 AM
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement lost control of the key central town of Bamiyan overnight to opponents based in the north
Taliban Closes US Office But Officials Still in NY
Wednesday February 14 5:14 PM ET
By Evelyn Leopold
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s Taliban rulers complied on Wednesday with a United States order to close their offices in New York
UN "confident" of keeping contact with Taliban
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (AFP) - The United Nations said Wednesday it was confident of keeping channels open to Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia
U.N. Confirms Order From Taliban to Close Office in Kabul
Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:01 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (Feb. 14) XINHUA - U.N. Spokesman Fred Eckhard confirmed on Wednesday that Afghan warring party the Taliban had order Taleban lose key city
Opposition forces in Afghanistan have seized a key central city from the ruling Taleban.
Bamiyan is a stronghold of Afghanistan's minority Shia Muslim community and falls on the main highway linking the capital, Kabul, to Mazar-e-Sharif in the north.
Afghan Taliban confirms loss of key city
KABUL, Feb 14 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia Wednesday admitted it had lost control of the key central Afghan city of Bamiyan to opposition forces.
Afghan Taleban loses key town, tries to retake it
ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement lost the key central town of Bamiyan to opponents overnight and launched a counter-offensive on Wednesday
February 14: After losing the strategic Shahidan Gorge, the Taliban abandoned the city of Bamyan and retreated to Shashpol, about six kilometers east of the city.
Taleban tells U.N. to close Afghan office
KABUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban government on Wednesday told the United Nations to close its political office in Kabul in response to the U.S. order closing the Taleban office in New York.
U-N Security Council condemns Taliban refusal to surrender Bin Laden
The United Nations Security Council has condemned the refusal of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia to hand over Saudi billionaire, Osama bin Laden, to answer multiple charges of murder.
Two armed Afghans killed in eastern Iran
TEHRAN, Feb 13 (AFP) - Two armed Afghan "bandits" were killed during clashes with Iranian security forces in the eastern Khorassan province close to the border with Afghanistan,
No need for Pakistanis to become party to Afghan war: Moin Haider
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IRNA) -- The Interior Minister of Pakistan, Lt. General (Redt) Moinuddin Haider on Tuesday warned the Pakistanis that there was no need for them to go to Afghanistan
40,000 forces loyal to Bin Laden active in Taliban camps
Tehran, Feb 13 (IRNA) -- A senior aide to Ahmad Shah Masood said here Tuesday that at present more than 40,000 forces loyal to indicted terrorist Osameh bin Laden are active at Taliban military camps.
U.N. issues appeal for Afghanistan drought relief
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (Kyodo) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday issued an aid appeal for Afghanistan where cold weather and the worst drought in 30 years is affecting half the country's 12 million people.
World Bank considering to conduct household survey in Afghanistan
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IRNA) -- The World Bank says it is considering to conduct a nation-wide household survey in Afghanistan.
Terrorism in garb of religion will not be allowed: Moin
The News Int.
ISLAMABAD: Government is committed to promote sectarian harmony in the country and it will not allow terrorism under the guise of religion, Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider said
Babar terms Moin orders on weapons ridiculous
The News int.
PESHAWAR: Former interior minister and leader of Pakistan People's Party Naseerullah Khan Babar termed the 'shoot-in-sight' orders of Interior Minister Moinuddin
Mujahideen leaders reject ban on Jihad fund-raising
The News Int.
LAHORE: Mujahideen leaders have vehemently rejected the ban on Jihad fund-raising announced by Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider.
Indian hospital treating Afghan opposition troops: report
Wednesday, February 14 2:01 PM SGT
NEW DELHI, Feb 14 (AFP) - The Indian government is running a "goodwill" hospital in Tajikistan for Afghan opposition troops fighting the ruling Taliban militia, the Indian Express reported Wednesday.
Shanghai Five experts consider Central Asia situation
BISHKEK, February 14 (Itar-Tass) - Askarbek Mameyev, Deputy Secretary of Kyrgyzstan's Security Council, in his remarks at the opening of a meeting of experts of the Shanghai Five
Afghan children unable to get proper education
PESHAWAR - Most of the Afghan children are unable to get proper education due to govt policies.
UNDCP acknowledges Taliban efforts for poppy eradication
The News: Jang
ISLAMABAD: The head of Afghanistan branch of UN Drugs Control Programme (UNDCP), Bernard Frahi, hopes that international community would provide essential aid
Batch of raw opium seized at Tajik-Afghan border
DUSHANBE, February 13 (Itar-Tass) - A batch of raw opium has been seized by border guards at the Tajik-Afghan border last night.
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