UN steps up pressure on Taleban
By UN correspondent Mike Donkin - BBC 5/24/01
The United Nations Security Council is being asked to set up a new organisation to put more pressure on Afghanistan's rulers, the Taleban.
Afghan opposition outraged at Taliban over Hindus
ISLAMABAD, May 25 (Reuters) - The Afghan opposition alliance on Friday joined an international chorus of condemnation of the Islamic Taliban for ordering the country's Hindu minority to wear yellow badges to identify themselves.
Afghanistan slams Taliban dress code for minorities
Islamabad, May 25, IRNA - The Islamic State of Afghanistan on Friday strongly condemned repressive and discriminatory decree on dress code for Hindus by the Taliban and considers
Afghan's Taliban defends edict on Hindus dress
ISLAMABAD, May 25 (Kyodo) - The Afghan ambassador in Pakistan defended Friday an edict issued by the ruling Taliban requiring all Hindus in Afghanistan to wear a special badge
Afghan Taliban complains of "enmity" of critics
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban movement Thursday accused countries attacking its controversial new dress code for non-Muslims of following "a policy of enmity."
Ismael Khan Opens New anti-Taliban Resistance Front
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2001 - AAR - Reports from United Front sources inside Afghanistan say that famed Afghan Mujahedeen commander, Ismael Khan, returned to Afghanistan two weeks
State Dept says U.S., Russia Consult on Afghanistan
(Spokesman says both countries see Taliban as a threat)(790)
Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Russia's First Deputy Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov are chairing the third round of discussions by the U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghanistan
US Congress joins outraged chorus over Taliban order
WASHINGTON, May 24 (AFP) - The US Congress on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of international outrage over an order by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia forcing Hindus to wear yellow
Congress urges intervention against Taliban edict
WASHINGTON: More than 100 US lawmakers have written to President George W Bush urging him to intervene against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia's edict that Hindus in the country
German Foreign Minister outraged by Taliban order
Thursday, 24-May-2001 4:30PM
BERLIN, May 24 (AFP) - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fis cher joined members of the international community Thursday, expressing outrage over an order by Afghanistan's ruling Taliban
EU supports UN efforts for Afghan settlement: Ambassador
Islamabad, May 24, IRNA -- A senior European diplomat in Islamabad on Thursday said the Eropean Union supports the efforts of the
UNESCO mulls day of mourning for Afghan statues
COLOMBO, May 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO said on Friday it was considering declaring an international day of mourning to mark the destruction of two
Russia, ex-Soviet allies to discuss joint force
By Rosalind Russell
YEREVAN, Armenia (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia and five friendly former Soviet republics gathered in the Armenian capital Yerevan Thursday to discuss ways to tackle instability in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Afghan minority man granted refugee status in Japan
OSAKA, May 25 (Kyodo) - The Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau granted refugee status Friday to an Afghan man, a member of the Hazara minority group, because he would face
The Taliban's Madness
Washingtpon Post editorial Friday, May 25, 2001
THE MOST serious humanitarian crisis in the world today, U.N. experts say, may be in Afghanistan, where up to 4 million people are at risk of starvation this year. In the past few months more than
N. Alliance admits receiving aid, claims EU
ISLAMABAD, May 24: Afghanistan's Northern Alliance has admitted that it is receiving foreign military aid, a European Union diplomat said here on Thursday. "It was not denied that
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