Taliban warns Afghans no turban, no education
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, May 15 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement has extended its order for the wearing of turbans to include students in private education, residents said on Tuesday.
EU team plans peace bid with Afghan opposition
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 14 (Reuters) - A European Union delegation will soon visit opposition-controlled northern Afghanistan on a peace mission, EU ambassador to Pakistan Kurt Juul said on Monday.
Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel asks for TVs
Tuesday May 15, 8:42 PM
KABUL, May 15 (AFP) - Kabul's bullet-scarred Intercontinental Hotel has asked permission from the ruling Afghan Taliban to provide foreign guests with two international television channels,
Crises in Afghanistan deepening: European Union official
PESHAWAR, May 14: The programme co-ordinator of European Union for Afghan refugees, Jean-Francois Cautain, said on Monday that ban on poppy cultivation by the Taliban authorities
Situation in Afghanistan under control, says Zaeef
The News Int.
ISLAMABAD: Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Maulvi Abdus Salam Zaeef said Monday that situation in Afghanistan, particularly in and around Kabul, is completely under control
US to appoint special envoy for Afghanistan: Expert
Islamabad, May 14 (IRNA) -- A US expert on Afghan affairs, Karkishi says that the United States would appoint a special envoy for Afghanistan.
Pakistan backs Kazakh initiative on Afghanistan
Tuesday, May 15, 2001 8:50 AM EST
ASTANA, May 15, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- Pakistan backs the initiative of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to hold a special U.N. session on the problem of Afghanistan,
Tajik security still threatened from Afghanistan-Rakhmonov
Tuesday, May 15, 2001 8:05 AM EST
TOKYO, May 15, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- The Talib forces, which have launched a large-scale offensive towards the north, are not strong enough to break the resistance of the Northern Alliance
Hit 'em where it hurts
Hit 'em where it hurts (UPI). That's what the Bush administrations is planning to do to terrorist organizations. Not by sending SWAT teams into Afghanistan to dispose of Osama bin Laden,
US denies envoy remarks after Pak protest
From Afzal Khan - The Nation
WASHINGTON–Pakistan lodges strong protest Pakistan not among states named rogues/ US Washington May 14: Pakistan Monday lodged a strong protest with the United States over the reported
CE, Zhu hold one-to-one meeting
The News Int.
LAHORE: Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf held a one-to-one meeting with Chinese PM Zhu Rongji on Monday with a focus on the international political and strategic scenario,
Indian Foreign Secy for US today
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian Foreign Secretary Chokila Iyer will leave for Washington on Tuesday to hold high-level talks with officials of President George W. Bush's new regime,
The most ridiculed nation
Dr Ijaz Ahsan - The Nation Opinion 5/15/01
For long we have been nearly the most corrupt nation on earth. Today we are also the most ridiculed, second only to Afghanistan with its ever-so-self-righteous rulers.
Tribal chieftains top official list of gun-runners
The News Int.
ISLAMABAD: Former Governor, chieftain of Bugtis Nawab Akbar Bugti, Pukhtoon nationalist leader Mehmud Khan Achakzai, PPP leader Sardar Fateh Mohammad Hasni
Exhibition on 7000 years of Iranian Art Works in seven countries
Mashhad, May 12, IRNA -- Chief of Iran's National Treasury said the exhibition of 7,000 years of Iranian Art Works is to be held in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, USA, and Mexico.
The Taliban and the "Outsiders"
Motives for the Destruction of Statues in Afghanistan
Markus Spillmann - Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Germany)
The destruction of cultural treasures by the Taliban shattered all hope of a quick easing of Afghanistan's international isolation. The motives for the act remain unclear. Exiled Afghans in particular
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