Magic deserts Kabul's once thriving carpet trade
By Tahir Ikram
KABUL, May 14 (Reuters) - A carpet seller in war-torn Afghanistan, the country now known for the hardline Taliban movement rather than its traditional hand-woven rugs,
Aide to Afghan opposition commander denies seeking asylum in London
KABUL, May 12 (AFP) - A key aide to anti -Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Masood on Saturday dismissed reports that he had sought asylum in London over differences with his boss.
New Afghan immigrants not refugees, says Iftikhar
PESHAWAR, May 13: Describing the recently-arrived Afghan refugees as illegal immigrants, Governor Lt-Gen Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah on Sunday reiterated the government's stand
Jemima Khan distributes clothes, tents among Afghan refugees
PESHAWAR, May 13 (AFP) - Jemima Khan, the British-born wife of Pakistani cricket hero-turned politician Imran Khan, Sunday distributed clothes and tents among Afghan refugees
"Kandahar" tipped to win race for Cannes' Palme d'Or
Monday May 14, 4:51 PM
CANNES, France, May 14 (AFP) - With the Cannes Film Festival at its half-way mark Monday, the race for the prestigious Palme d'Or award appears to be led by "Kandahar", a low-budget
Pakistan opposes US missile defence
From S Khalil - The Independent Bangladesh
LAHORE, May 13: Pakistan has said it is against the nuclear arms race in the region and will not enter any such competition.
For Afghans' Sake, It's Time to Talk to the Taleban
Cesar Chelala Monday, May 14, 2001 - The International Herald Tribune
NEW YORK It is easy to feel antagonistic toward the Taleban rulers of Afghanistan. As if their assault on women's basic rights were not enough, they recently turned their rage against
Study Uncovers Pre-Writing in Asia
Las Vegas Sun
NEW YORK- Archaeologists say an ancient civilization that thrived in Central Asia more than 4,000 years ago may have developed a written language or at least experimented with a form of proto-writing.
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