Afghanistan's famous Buddhas under death sentence
KABUL, Feb 26 (AFP) - Some of the earliest examples of Buddhist art are under a sentence of death in Afghanistan after the ruling Islamic militia ordered their destruction Monday.
Diplomats to check reports of destruction at Afghan museum
KABUL, Feb 26 (AFP) - A team of western diplomats is visiting the Afghan capital to check reports that senior Taliban officials destroyed over a dozen pre-Islamic artefacts in the national museum, officials said Monday.
Islamabad criticises "humanitarian crisis" caused by sanctions on Kabul
CAIRO, Feb 25 (AFP) - Pakistani Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar strongly criticised on Sunday the "humanitarian crisis" caused by UN sanctions against Kabul and said the impasse between Washington
US 'should drop Afghan embargo'
Pakistan says sanctions increase refugee numbers - BBC
Pakistan has called on the United States to drop sanctions against Afghanistan and negotiate for the extradition of the wanted Islamic militant, Osama bin Laden.
Kofi Annan Plans Visit in March, Says UN Official in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- United Nations Secretary- General Kofi Annan will visit the Indian subcontinent next month, said a UN official in Pakistan, to try and help resolve the dispute over the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
CE seeks Muslim support on Kashmir
Calls for help to drought-hit Afghans; urges coordinated efforts against burden of foreign debt
The News Int. 2/25/01
CAIRO: Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf reiterated Pakistan's readiness for entering into a meaningful dialogue for the settlement of the Kashmir issue and sought support of the Muslim worl
Iran executes three Afghan bandits
Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA -- Three Afghan bandits were hanged in public in Khorassan province bordering the major drug producer Afghanistan Sunday, a press report said.
The Abuse of Afghans Inside and Out
AAR Editors' Note: 2/26/01
It seems that Afghans are not only victimized in their own country - as witnessed by last week's gruesome and un-Islamic execution of two women in Mullah Omar's holy hangout
US says energy-rich Kazakhstan remains a priority
By Dmitry Solovyov
ALMATY, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday Washington wanted energy-rich Kazakhstan to further exploit its natural resources, and added that central Asia must
Hazaras of Balochistan
DAWN letter 2/26/2001
A report on Quetta protest demonstration (Dawn, Feb 11) has referred to Hazaras as 'settlers'. This is not true. The terms 'settler' and 'local' have been coined by the parochial and vested
No Money, No Space, No Patience--the New Refugee Welcome
By PAULA R. NEWBERG - LA Times 2/25/01
WASHINGTON--This is not a good winter to be a refugee. Earlier this month, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Guinea's refugee camps--dismal stops on the road to nowhere
Saudi govt to send sacrificial meat for Afghans
PESHAWAR (Online)Saudi government will send approximately 25,000 kgs sacrificial meat to Pakistan for Afghan refugees soon after Eid-ul-Azha. The meat will be distributed amon
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