Afghan Taliban Said to Retake Strategic Town
Sunday January 7 10:37 AM ET
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement said Sunday it had recaptured a strategic town lost to opposition forces in the central province
Heavy fighting in Afghanistan - BBC 1/7/01
There are reports of fierce fighting in mountainous, central Afghanistan, where Taleban forces have launched an attack aimed at re-taking control of the district of Yakawlang.
Tajikistan firm on refugees
The plight of an estimated 10,000 Afghan refugees stranded on the Tajik-Afghan border for months looks set to worsen after Tajikistan said it would not allow any of them to enter its territory.
Afghan envoy to Iran says Taleban lie to belittle Alliance gains
BBC Monitoring Service
[Presenter] In connection with the start of clashes in various areas of Afghanistan, particularly in the central areas and [the northwestern] Herat
Pakistan asked to open Torkham border for Afghans
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Pakistan International Human Rights Organization has urged Pakistan to open Torkham border for Afghan refugees on humanitarian grounds.
Hadi blames Taliban for clashes in Orakzai Agency - Frontier post
PESHAWAR - Former senator Syed Jawad Hadi has blamed Taliban tehrik for the sectarian clashes in Orakzai Agency and spread of sectarian hatred among the people of the area.
Taliban smuggling drugs over Tajik border
DUSHANBE (NNI): Russian border guards confiscated in 2000 more than three tonnes of narcotics from people, who tried to smuggle them into Tajikistan from neighboring Afghanistan.
Pakistan's Move Surprises Many - By ANWAR IQBAL
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 4 (UPI) -- Pakistan has applied for the membership of the Shanghai-5 group, an alliance of five neighboring nations which aims to fight
CHINA FLIRTS WITH AN INDEPENDENT PRO-ACTIVE AFGHAN POLICY
The Analyst, Jan. 3, 2001 - Damon Bristow
The recent arrest of heavily armed militants on the Pakistani border with China who are charged with supporting Muslim separatists in Xinjiang has the potential to complicate
Pakistan Elite's Loss, Islamists' Gain
By Ahmed Rashid
Khushab and Munara, Punjab - The Far Eastern Economic Review
Military ruler Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf wants to give power back to the people, but Islamic parties and militants have a different agenda
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