Afghans blame sanctions, Taliban for sinking economy
Sunday February 18, 11:55 AM
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb 18 (AFP) - As one frustrated local merchant put it, Afghanistan's ancient western city of Herat could be like the Hong Kong of South Asia
Taliban's heroin 'double-cross'
The Daily Telegraph
By Julian West and Philip Sherwell
Sunday 18 February 2001
THE poppy fields of Afghanistan's Golden Crescent, normally the source of three-quarters of the world's heroin, have been transformed this year
US failed to pay $3bn to Kabul: Moin told
By Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Feb 17: The United States had committed to provide $3.0 billion to the Taliban government if Kabul eliminated narcotics business from the country but
UN envoy urges world to help mitigate Afghans' sufferings
Hopes Pakistan will continue to extend 'generous' support
The News International
By Abdullah Jan
CHERAT, Jallozai Camp: The international community should come forward to help victims of conflict and drought in Afghanistan, living in miserable
FEATURE-After 21 years, Afghans take war in stride
Sunday February 18, 7:00 AM
By Jack Redden
HERAT, Afghanistan, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Occasional explosions, rockets or shootings failed to disrupt this month's grand opening of the Mowafaq Hotel
UN pleads for more aid for Afghan refugees AFP, Peshawar
The Daily Star
United Nations Under Secretary General Kenzo Oshima yesterday appealed to international donors to do more to help hundreds of thousand Afghans
UN assures Afghan DPs of all possible help
By Mohammed Riaz
PESHAWAR, Feb 17: United Nations Under Secretary Kenzo Oshima has said that the United Nations and the world community will do their best
UN calls for international investigation in Afghan killings
Saturday February 17, 12:50 AM
United Nations, Feb 17 (PTI) The United Nations human rights chief has called for an international investigation into massacres and other serious abuses committed
Undercover with the girl rebels of Kabul
The Sunday Times-UK
'Islam is a very moderate religion," explained the man from Afghanistan's Office for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. "There is no violence in Islam
What chance Talibanization?
By Mohammad Waseem
An interesting debate is going on in millions of households in Pakistan today: it is about the prospect of Taliban-like groups taking over the country.
Opium seized on Tajik border
Russian border guards in Tajikistan have seized more than three-hundred kilos of raw opium in two separate incidents along the country's border with Afghanistan.
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