Afghan opposition attack to regain lost base in north foiled: Taliban
KABUL, May 7 (AFP) - The ruling Taliban militia Monday foiled an opposition attack to recapture a key base in northern Takhar province as heavy fighting continued at several places
UNHCR boss meets Pakistani leaders - BBC
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, who is ending a visit to Pakistan, is due to meet the military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, shortly.
Pakistan no longer helping Taliban: US
WASHINGTON, May 6: The United States has said Pakistan is no longer helping the Taliban with men and material and is committed to implementing the arms embargo and other UN
Sattar to meet Powell next month
By Tahir Mirza - DAWN
WASHINGTON, May 6: Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar will make an official visit to Washington some time in June at the invitation of US Secretary of State Colin Powell. The dates for the visit
Iran military helicopter crash kills five
TEHRAN, May 6 (Reuters) - An Iranian military helicopter crashed near the Afghanistan border, killing five revolutionary guards on board and injuring 13 others, state television said on Sunday.
Afghan women tell of horrors under Taliban oppression
By Lee Yanowitch Reuters May 6, 2001
PARIS -- Their faces veiled and names kept secret, three Afghan women told French lawmakers of their suffering since the radical Muslim Taliban took power five years ago.
Jamaat demands end to military rule
PESHAWAR, May 6: Jamaat-i-Islami Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad on Friday threatened the government with launching a nation wide movement if the government did not meet the demands made
Aging former king resurfaces as rallying point for peace in Afghanistan
The Vancouver Province
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CP) - Mohammed Zahir Shah lives in exile in Rome but the aging former king of Afghanistan is once again rallying support for a plan to bring peace to his war-ravaged homeland.
Homeless Afghans brace for another summer of war
KHWAJA BAHAUDDIN, Afghanistan, May 6 (AFP) - Mohma Kharl gave birth to a baby girl in a makeshift tent here six weeks ago, but with the sporadic boom of artillery in the distance,
UNHCR to send 10,000 tents for displaced Afghans
Monday May 7, 2:23 AM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ruud Lubbers has ordered the delivery of 10,000 tents for refugees fleeing war and drought inside Afghanistan, his agency said on Sunday.
Daily denounces recent incident in Herat
Tehran, May 6, IRNA -- `Kayhan International' in its viewpoint column on Sunday denouncing the recent incident in Herat, Afghanistan, pointed out that Iran will not gain politically out of such
Envoy hopes Afghan parties to accept UN mediation
Islamabad, May 6, IRNA - The United Nations Special Envoy to Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell hopes that Afghan warring factions will ultimately agree on peace talks under the UN supervision.
'We've gone back to the Stone Age'
By GEOFFREY YORK
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
He sits cross-legged in an armchair, barefoot and taciturn, a guru of Islamic thought with a white turban and a scraggly beard. On the desk behind him is a white flag bearing a black-lettered quotation from the Koran.
Osama urges Ummah to continue Jihad
By Abdul Sattar Khan - The News Int. 5/7/01 (Pak.)
LAHORE: A 16-minute video of Osama bin Laden's address at the wedding ceremony of his son on January 10 reveals some interesting insights into his thinking and ideology. His youngest son
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