Taliban, foes fight in central Afghanistan
KABUL, March 25 (Reuters) - Violent clashes in the central Afghan province of Bamiyan on Sunday forced a long-awaited trip of journalists to see the Buddha statues
Sri Lanka to 'build' Bamiyan Buddhas
Sri Lankans will get a scaled down replica
Sri Lankan Buddhists say they will build replicas of two ancient Buddha statues destroyed earlier this month by Afghanistan's Taleban rulers. The private Maha Bodhi
ALERT: Afghan Treasures in Danger
The Guardian Reports: "Western experts now fear that the Taliban are melting down Afghanistan's fabled Bactrian treasures - 20,000 gold objects about 2,000 years old.
Afghan opposition says building 20,000 strong army
ISLAMABAD, March 25 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's opposition alliance is raising an army of around 20,000 for its fight against the ruling Taliban movement, a leading opposition spokesman said.
UN sanctions hurt 'ordinary Afghans': Aid workers
Times of India
KABUL: Ordinary Afghans and international aid workers sharply disagreed on Saturday with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's report that the latest round
Pakistan voices concern at Indian Koran burnings
ISLAMABAD, March 24 (Reuters) - Pakistan voiced concern on Saturday over Koran burnings in India and urged its neighbour and rival to take steps to prevent such acts.
Taliban Targets Media
Los Angeles Times 3/25/01
Re your March 16 reporting of the weeklong "charm offensive" that a young representative of Afghanistan's Taliban government recently waged in California:
ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY AHMED RASHID
ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY AHMED RASHID ON RECIVING THE ''NISAR OSMANI AWARD'' FOR COURAGE IN JOURNALISM,' AWARDED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN (HRCP) ON MARCH 25, 2001.
Guerrilla hero vows to break Taliban's grip
Esther Oxford, Khuja Bahawdin, Afghanistan
The Sunday Times 3/25/01
THE most renowned guerrilla commander of the 25- year conflict in Afghanistan has pledged to launch a new offensive to rid the country of its Taliban leadership.
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