Taleban ban Persian New Year - BBC
The Taleban authorities in Afghanistan have banned celebrations of the traditional New Year, or Nowruz, and warned that people who do celebrate it will be branded infidels.
Afghan Taliban ban Iranian New Year celebrations
KABUL, March 20 (AFP) - Afghanistan's puritanical Taliban militia have banned Iranian New Year celebrations and warned that those who mark the occasion will be branded infidels, official radio said Tuesday.
Taliban envoy says poor image is fault of media
By Sonya Hepinstall
WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - An envoy of the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan defended the Islamic state on Tuesday, saying its image as a band of zealots who support terrorism
Taliban envoy gets cold US reply
By Tahir Mirza - DAWN - WASHINGTON, March 20: A Taliban envoy who called on the US State Department on Monday and delivered a letter from his leaders for President George
Taliban cancels journalists' visit to Bamyan
KABUL, March 21 (Kyodo) - Taliban authorities canceled Wednesday a trip by journalists to Bamyan Province where two world-famous Buddha statues were destroyed recently,
Famine alert raised in north-east Afghanistan - Irish Times
International aid experts have begun a survey of remote north-eastern Afghanistan as local "commanders" today warned thousands faced starvation due to a severe drought.
INTERVIEW-U.N. may halt Afghan food program
By Jack Redden
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The United Nations will halt a bread distribution program for about a fifth of Kabul's population unless the Taliban lets it hire women to survey poverty
Ancient Afghanistan, smuggled in pieces
By Scott Baldauf (firstname.lastname@example.org) Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
Across the border in Afghanistan, the Taliban government has destroyed every Buddha it can get its hands on, images it considers idolatrous. Demolition of the massive standing Buddhas
Railway link with Afghanistan shortly - DAWN
PESHAWAR, March 20: Chairman Pakistan Railways, Lieutenant General Saeeduzzafar said here on Monday that a railway link would shortly be established with Afghanistan to gear
Japan offers $1.86 mil. for Afghanistan's refugees
TOKYO, March 21 (Kyodo) - Japan decided Wednesday to offer $1.86 million in emergency grants to international organizations to help provide relief to Afghans who have fled their
Demolition of statues a blunder, says Sattar
ISLAMABAD, March 20: Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar said on Monday that Afghanistan would suffer because of demolition of the Buddha statues in the Bamiyan province.
Pakistan wants 3rd country Islamic trial for Bin Laden
By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at large
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, March 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, said Monday that one way to meet U.S. demands for Osama Bin Laden to be tried on terrorism charges
And now for some pro-Taliban twisted arguments in Pakistan's DAWN:
Don Quixotes of Kabul
By Eric S. Margolis
AFGHANISTAN's agony seems endless. Thousands of Afghans are starving. Hundreds of thousands have become internal refugees after two years of terrible drought and famine.
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