Afghan opposition says recaptures strategic town
KABUL, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's opposition alliance said on Monday it had driven forces of the ruling Taleban movement out of the strategic town of Yakawlang in central Afghanistan.
Taleban confirm loss of a district - BBC 01/22/2001
The ruling Taleban in Afghanistan has confirmed the loss of a key district, Yakawlang, in the centre of the country after fierce fighting.
Islamabad backing Taliban, says opposition alliance - DAWN
KABUL, Jan 21: The Afghan opposition accused Pakistan on Sunday of sending armed units to Afghanistan to back the Taliban's impending offensive in the country's northeast.
Afghan Taleban shuts French aid agency office
KABUL, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban said on Monday it had shut down a French relief agency's operations in Kabul, accusing the organisation's guards of trying to assassinate a Taleban military commander.
Afghan Taliban considering cuts to missions
ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia is considering cutting its emabassy staff in Pakistan in line with United Nations sanctions which took effect last week, Ambassador Abdul Salam Zaeef said Monday.
UN Fails to Close Down Afghan Taliban in Pakistan, Paper Says
Islamabad, Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Afghanistan's Taliban movement says it knows nothing of a report that the Pakistani government ordered its local offices closed and the financial
Afghanistan, Myanmar top drugs blacklist: UN report
VIENNA, Jan 22 (AFP) - Afghanistan, Myanmar and Colombia are by far the world's biggest producers of heroin and cocaine, supplying an overall market of some 180 million people worldwide, a UN report said Monday.
UAE airline complies with UN sanctions against Afghanistan
DUBAI, January 22 (Itar-Tass) -- The Flying Dolphin, a private airline from the United Arab Emirates, has discontinued flights to Afghanistan when the flight of the Boeing 727
New sanctions hit Afghanistan currency, lift prices
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Fresh U.N. sanctions battered Afghanistan's beleaguered currency on the weekend, pushing it to an all-time low against the dollar and boosting food prices,
UN Sanctions to Aggravate Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD (Jan. 22) XINHUA - Pakistani President Muhammad Rafiq Tarar cautioned Monday that the recent U.N. sanctions on Afghanistan would further increase
Donations to be collected for Afghans - DAWN
MULTAN, Jan 21: Different religious and political parties have decided to mobilize people to donate food, clothes and medicines for Afghans.
Meeting today to finalise agenda for Moinís Kabul visit - Frontier Post 1/22/01
ISLAMABAD - A high-level `emergencyí meeting has been convened here for today (Monday) to finalise the date and agenda for the forthcoming visit of the Interior Minister
Afghan air traffic control system unveiled - BBC
The climax to a six-year project to update Afghanistan's antiquated air traffic control system takes place today when new state-of-the-art equipment is unveiled.
Analysis: Khalilzad and Bush's Afghanistan policy - By ELI J. LAKE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- While not attracting the level of attention as the Middle East peace process, a national missile defense system or even the crumbling U.N. sanctions regime against Iraq
Pakistan allows transportation of 20 items to Afghanistan - Frontier Post
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has devised a policy of awarding `transportation permitsí to all the UN agencies and NGOs engaged in social welfare of the poor Afghans in wake of the imposition
Afghan beheaded in Saudi Arabia - BBC
An Afghan convicted of heroin trafficking has been beheaded in the Mecca region, bringing to eleven the number of people executed in Saudi Arabia this month. The man was named as Wazir bin Dharif bin Sudum Shanwari.
Envoys' conference - The Nation editorial 1/22
THE conference of Pakistan's envoys, that has just concluded its deliberations, had two rather complex issues on its agenda, those of Afghanistan and Kashmir, and one of uncertain hope
Interview with Prof. Rabbani
Payam-e Mujahid, 29 Jadi 1379 (18 January 2001)
The President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan:
The People of Afghanistan Will Not Submit to Foreign Domination
Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani, the President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, recently visited Takhar and Kapisa province and granted a brief written interview to a reporter from the weekly, Payam-e Mujahid, which is presented below:
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