Taliban counter attack in western Afghanistan
Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia Wednesday began pounding opposition positions with heavy artillery ahead of a counter-attack to retake a western district lost this week, resistance sources said.
Opposition on offensive in central Afghanistan
KABUL, Jan 2 (AFP) - Armed opposition goups are planning more attacks in central Afghanistan after capturing a key district of Bamyan province from the ruling Taliban militia, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Taliban block food supply to Opp areas
From Shamim Shahid - The Nation 1/3/01
PESHAWAR - To block supply to the people living in opposition controlled areas, Taliban authorities have directed soldiers to shoot to death the people smuggling goods alongwith their animals of transport.
Afghans condemns US, Russian conspiracies
ISLAMABAD (NNI): A grand meeting in Bamyan province strongly denounced the conspiracies and plots of anti-Islamic states including the United States and Russia against Afghanistan.
Tahirkheli tipped as US Assistant Secretary on South Asia - The News Int.
WASHINGTON: Shirin Tahirkheli, a noted diplomat and academic who grew up in Pakistan and is daughter of famous scientist Dr Raziuddin Siddiqui, may become the next US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia.
Bush's defense advisors faced by 68 conflicts worldwide
WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (AFP) - There are 68 conflicts worldwide demanding the attention of the advisers who will help President-elect George W. Bush shape his defense and foreign policies, according to a new study.
UNHCR sees 10,000 Afghan refugees at risk
KABUL, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday it was deeply concerned about the safety of some 10,000 Afghan women and children displaced by war and crammed near the border with Tajikistan.
Kabul meeting denounces UN sanctions
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The residents of the Afghan capital, Kabul held a big meeting and condemned the UN Secretary Council sanctions on war-ravaged country. They also denounced the Jeddi-7 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Man arrested for Afghan murders in Berlin
BERLIN, Jan 2 (AFP) - A 28-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of three people -- Afghan asylum-seekers like himself -- in a Berlin apartment on New Year's Eve, police said on Tuesday.
Iran says world indifferent to its battle against drugs trade
TEHRAN, Jan 2 (AFP) - Iran on Tuesday blasted the international community for its "indifference" to the Islamic republic's ongoing battle against growing drugs trafficking in the region.
11 kilograms of Heroin Confiscated in Tajikistan - Moscowtimes.com
The Associated Press DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Police discovered more than 11 kilograms of heroin in a routine check of a mail car on a train bound from Tajikistan for Moscow, a police official said Tuesday.
Sponsored terror - Editorial - The Hindustan Times January 2, 2001
The United States Governmentís stern warning to Pakistan over the continuing acts of violence engaged in by the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba reflects a sense of outrage which is widely shared by the international community. What had
U.S. jury selection to begin in Osama bin Laden trial
By Gail Appleson, Law Correspondent
NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday in the case against four Osama bin Laden associates charged with conspiring with the Saudi exile to attack American targets including two U.S. embassies in East Africa.
Analysis: Anatomy of a bombing cell
By Richard Sale, Terrorism Correspondent
Washington - Jan. 2 (UPI) - They were well trained, well disciplined, dedicated, and one even prepared to die. That is the portrait of the four agents of Saudi exile terrorist Osama bin Laden who are scheduled to go on
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