British man's "adventure" ends in Afghan PoW camp
Sunday May 13, 9:50 AM
CHAH AB, Afghanistan, May 13 (AFP) - Beer, drugs, cars and girls once filled the "high life" of British man Saeed Khan, until he met his Pakistani relatives and joined the Taliban Islamic militia in Afghanistan.
Crisis in Afghanistan is far from over: Report
Islamabad, May 13, IRNA -- Afghan crisis is far from over and the upcoming fighting season is likely to increase the numbers of newly displaced or to re-displace currently displaced persons, most likely
Defence ties not against any other country:
China reaffirms co-operation in all fields
By Syed Talat Hussain - DAWN
ISLAMABAD, May 12: China has said that its defence co-operation with Pakistan is not directed against any other country and that it wants to develop peaceful relations with all South Asian countries including India.
China promises aid to Pakistan port, highway plans
By Raja Asghar
ISLAMABAD, May 13 (Reuters) - Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji on Sunday promised Beijing's full support for Pakistan's plans to build a new third port on the Arabian Sea and a nearby coastal highway.
Movie about Afghan women's plight catches Cannes' imagination
CANNES, May 12 (AFP) -- A simple power courses throug h "Kandahar", shown at the Cannes Film Festival, one that its Iranian director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, explained Friday came from its close ties to reality.
U.S.-Russian team finds surprises from lost civilization
New York Times
In an unexpected benefit of the Cold War's end, U.S. and Russian archaeologists say they have discovered an ancient civilization that thrived in Central Asia more than 4,000 years ago
Enemy number one
Times of India
Reviled, feared and fantasised about in equal measure, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is the one enemy India loves to hate.
Shadows of sharia in McVeigh execution
The Toronto Star
With the Timothy McVeigh execution postponed but still pending, I re-read Albert Camus and George Orwell, Pierre Trudeau and Brian Mulroney, eloquent abolitionists all.
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