Seven Afghan refugee children die from biting cold in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Jan 8 (AFP) - Seven Afghan refugee children died at a camp near here as a cold wave swept northwest Pakistan, camp residents and local authorities said Monday.
UN moves to save Afghan refugees
By Susannah Price in Islamabad - BBC
The United Nations refugee agency has begun an urgent operation to relocate thousands of Afghan refugees recently arrived in Pakistan. The refugees' health is at risk from freezing temperatures.
Bin Laden behind U.S. Cole bombing-Yemeni official
SANAA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A senior Yemeni security official said on Tuesday that a recently arrested suspect had confessed that Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden was linked to the apparent suicide
Osama wants to leave Afghanistan
By Abdul Sattar Khan - The News Int. (Pak.) 1/09/01
LAHORE: Saudi millionaire Osama bin Laden has sought permission of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar to allow him and his associates to leave Afghanistan and shift their operational
Tajikistan will not take in stranded Afghans
DUSHANBE, Jan 8 (AFP) - Tajikistan will not offer refuge to some 10,000 Afghans displaced by war along Afghanistan's border with the Central Asian republic, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Female education a distant possibility in Afghanistan
KABUL, Jan 9 (AFP) - Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban regime may allow female education but only once it has secured control of the entire country, a senior official said Tuesday.
UN to launch another appeal for urgent assistance to Afghans
ISLAMABAD (NNI): United Nations says it would appeal next week for urgent assistance for drought victims in the west of Afghanistan.
Afghan opposition denies fall of Yakawlang to Taliban
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Afghan Opposition Northern Alliance has denied fall of strategic Yakawlang district in central Afghan province of Bamyan to the ruling Taliban.
Taliban consolidating positions in Yakawlang
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Taliban have said that they have purged the strategic Yakawlang district in Bamyan province of the presence of the opposition Northern Alliance forces and are consolidating their positions.
Pak envoys to discuss Afghan sanctions on 18th
ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Jang) -- A two-day conference of Pak envoys to discuss the impact of new UN sanctions on Afghanistan as well as on the whole region will start here on January 18
Indians lobby against Bush nominee
WASHINGTON (NNI): US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia-designate Shirin Tahirkheli is under fire even before she is in the line of duty, reports Indian Express.
Govt to sell Afghanistan wheat despite UN curbs
Shaukat Piracha - Frontier Post 1/9/2001
ISLAMABAD - The government decided here Monday to go ahead with its agreement of providing 300,000 tones of wheat to Afghanistan on government-to-government basis,
British diplomat urges more attention to Afghan problem
Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA -- British Ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Brown here on Monday urged the international community to pay more attention to the problem of Afghanistan.
Benazir wants intelligence agencies reined in - The News Int. 1/09/01
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has called for reigning in Pakistan's army-led intelligence agencies, accusing them of destablising her two short-lived governments and engineering her two election defeats.
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