Afghan Official Visits Washington Amid Flurry of Activities
By Omar Samad
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2001 - AAR - Dr. A. Abdullah, acting Afghan Foreign Minister representing the UN-recognized anti-Taliban alliance, visited
Cholera claims 50 in northern Afghanistan: opposition
KABUL, July 18 (AFP) - Cholera has killed 50 people in opposition-held territory of northern Afghanistan but the ruling Taliban militia has blocked crucial medical supplies, the resistance said Wednesday.
Taliban FM denies participation in German peace talks
KABUL, July 17 (AFP) - Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Mutawakel Tuesday denied reports that he would hold peace talks with officials of the ousted Afghan government in Germany this week.
Sanctions have limited, "negative" impact on Afghanistan: Annan
UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (AFP) - The UN sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are impacting civilians, but the effects are "limited" compared to those of the ongoing conflict
Afghan airline welcomes UN comments
The Afghan national airline, Ariana Airlines, has welcomed comments by the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, that it should be exempted from certain sanctions to allow it to deal with maintenance problems.
Big guns trade blows in northern Afghanistan
KABUL, July 18 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia and opposition forces are engaged in a heavy artillery duel in the rugged northeast in which two civilians have been killed, resistance sources said Wednesday.
Taliban capture eight villages
KANDAHAR (PPI): Taliban have captured eight villages in Takhar province in the continuing war with northern alliance.
Rabbani seeks Pak help for Afghan solution
ISLAMABAD (SANA): The deposed Afghan President and head of the opposition Northern Alliance Professor Rabbani has sought Pakistan's help for the solution of the Afghan conflict and offered
French delegation to visit Panjshir
F.P ReportPESHAWAR: A French delegation is likely to visit Panjshir valley in the near future and will hold talks with anti-Taliban leadership inculding Ahmad Shah Masood there.
Japanese actress, UNICEF ambassador, turns spotlight on Afghans' plight
GENEVA, July 17 (AFP) - Japanese actre ss and author, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a goodwill ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), will visit Afghanistan later in the week
Iran urges G8 to focus on certain issues
Tehran, July 17, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi on Tuesday called on the members of the the Group of eight (G8), scheduled to gather in Geonal, Italy, this week to help
Pakistan govt to receive $2.8 billion in foreign assistance
Lahore, July 18, Asia Pulse-IRNA -- The Pakistani government is expecting US$2.859 billion in foreign assistance during the current fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Finance.
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