Bomb blasts in Kabul
The Taleban seized equipment from an aid agency - By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC
There has been an explosion near the Iranian embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The bomb went off early on Monday evening.
Afghan Taliban, opposition exchange heavy artillery near Kabul
KABUL, Jan 23 (AFP) - Afghanistan's armed resistance and the ruling Taliban militia engaged in "intense" artillery duels north of the capital Tuesday in what one opposition commander said could be the prelude to an attack.
Conflicting claims in Afghan fighting
By Kate Clark in Kabul - BBC
There have been confusing statements by the Taleban in Afghanistan after the opposition said they had regained the disputed district of Yakawlang. Some senior Taleban officials have confirmed the defeat - others have denied it.
Taliban serious about ending poppy farming: U.N.
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 22 (Kyodo) - A senior U.N. official said Monday the Taliban regime in Afghanistan seems serious about eliminating poppy cultivation in the country.
Curbs on Taliban: Pak. holds the key to success
NEW DELHI, JAN. 22. India has held intensive discussions with the United States and Turkey on the fallout of international sanctions on the Taliban and ways to bring peace to strife-torn Afghanistan in the future.
EU grants 15.2 million dlrs for Afghans
ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 (AFP) - The European Union has approved nine projects worth around 15.2 million dollars to assist hundreds of thousands of Afghans displaced by fighting and drought, the EU said here Monday.
Tajikistan says will not admit Afghan refugees
DUSHANBE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Tajikistan on Tuesday turned down an appeal by a United Nations body to admit thousands of Afghan refugees, saying this would put its security at risk and further aggravate its economic plight.
Survey finds chronic Afghan child malnutrition
ISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A U.N.-sponsored health survey in northern Afghanistan has found alarming levels of malnutrition among children and aid officials warned on Tuesday the situation could dramatically worsen in coming months.
Afghan refugees face cold, hunger in Pakistan camp
By Tahir Ikram
JALLOZAI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Anar Gul, an elegant Afghan woman, had no breakfast on a frosty January morning at the sprawling Jallozai camp in Pakistan, nor did her five children.
Moin's Afghan visit between
Jan 29-Feb 3- By Rahimullah Yusufzai The News Int.
PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Lt Gen (retd) Moinuddin Haider would visit Afghanistan for two days at the head of a high-level delegation between January 29 and February 3.
Afghans follow Muttahida's suit
The News Int
By Rahimullah Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: Following in the footsteps of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Afghans have also started using the telephone to make political speeches and the first one to do so
Afghan embassies stay open in Gulf despite sanctions
ABU DHABI, Jan 22 (AFP) - The Afghan embassies in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia were at work on Monday but with reduced staff, after new UN sanctions came into effect last week against the Taliban militia in power in Kabul.
Moderation should be name of the game for Kabul
Frontier Post (Editorial)
An extremely reluctant Pakistan complied with the United Nationssanctions imposed on the Taliban regime in Kabul.
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