Fighting Near Kabul Ceases as Taliban Down Arms
Saturday November 24 8:44 AM ET
MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Fighting near Kabul between a pocket of Taliban troops and two Northern Alliance groupings ceased on Saturday after most of the Taliban switched sides
Ex-King Aide: Afghan Talks Won't Solve All Problems
By Eleanor Biles
Saturday November 24 2:01 PM ET
ROME (Reuters) - A key aide to the former Afghan king threw his weight on Saturday behind the upcoming U.N.-sponsored unity talks, saying they were unlikely to solve all Afghanistan's problems
Fighters Stream From Kunduz; Bush Vows to Prevail
By Duncan Pitcairn and Peter Millership
Saturday November 24 7:42 PM ET
BANGI, Afghanistan/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Taliban fighters surrendered to U.S.-backed Northern Alliance forces besieging the Afghan town of Kunduz on Saturday
Pakistanis Again Said to Evacuate Allies of Taliban
By DEXTER FILKINS and CARLOTTA GALL
The New York Times
BANGI, Afghanistan, Nov. 23 — Northern Alliance soldiers said today that Pakistani airplanes had once again flown into the encircled city of Kunduz to evacuate Pakistanis who have been fighting
Restore Women's Role in Afghanistan - Democrats
Saturday November 24 12:14 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Creation of a new government in Afghanistan must include full rights for Afghan women, banned from public life by the ruling Taliban, a U.S. lawmaker and leader on women's
Taliban Defector Says All He Wants Is Afghan Peace
By Michael Steen
Saturday November 24 2:14 PM ET
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Northern Alliance unveiled their prize defector on Saturday -- the former Taliban deputy interior minister, still wearing a black turban but insistent he never belonged
Female Northern Alliance member demands role for Afghan women
Sunday November 25, 1:15 AM AFP
A female member of Afghanistan's opposition Northern Alliance have demanded a greater role for Afghan women in the country's post-Taliban political landscape.
Japanese troops on aid, rescue mission
November 24, 2001
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan --Japan will send 1,500 troops for the Afghan relief operations which are likely to start in next few weeks, a senior Japanese official said Friday.
Aid reaches Kabul despite ambush
Saturday, 24 November, 2001, 17:11 GMT BBC News
A convoy of 47 lorries carrying World Food Programme (WFP) supplies has reached Kabul despite an ambush by masked bandits during the journey from Peshawar in northern Pakistan.
Rabbani 'still Afghan president'
Sunday, 25 November, 2001, 03:16 GMT
Rabbani backs the UN-sponsored conference
By the BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones in Kabul
The ousted President of Afghanistan, Burhanuddin Rabbani, has said that his government is the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
'Clashes' near Kandahar
The Taleban say there will be no surrender in Kandahar
By Daniel Lak
BBC News Online's correspondent on the Pakistan-Afghan border
There have been reliable reports of clashes between Taleban forces and opposing Pashtun tribal fighters along the road between the Pakistan border and the southern Taleban stronghold of Kandahar.
Eyewitness: Defections in Kunduz
Saturday, 24 November, 2001, 15:26 GMT
There is hope of a peaceful end to the siege of Kunduz
By BBC News Online's Marcus George in Afghanistan
After days of rumour and speculation the surrender of Taleban troops inside Kunduz finally appears to have started.
About 1,000 Taliban surrender in northern Afghanistan
November 24, 2001 Posted: 10:12 a.m. EST (1512 GMT)
(CNN) -- Nearly a thousand Taliban fighters, including senior Taliban commander Mullah Hamidullah, surrendered Saturday to U.S.-backed Northern Alliance forces in northern Afghanistan.
Hundreds stream out of Kunduz as surrender talks go on
By Olga Petrova
Saturday November 24, 9:23 PM
BANGI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Hundreds of Afghan Taliban soldiers surrendered to Northern Alliance forces in besieged Kunduz on Saturday, loosening the hardline militia's grip on its last northern bastion.
Taleban fighters surrender
Saturday, 24 November, 2001, 15:18 GMT BBC News
Alliance troops are massing around Kunduz
Thousands of Taleban fighters have been surrendering to Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, amid renewed indications that their resistance may be crumbling.
Kunduz Taliban "giving up", opposition say closing in on Kandahar
Saturday November 24, 8:22 PM AFP
Taliban resistance was crumbling fast in the ousted regime's last foothold in northern Afghanistan, while opposition forces said they had won a strategic victory in the south.
Southern Afghan leaders too busy to attend U.N. meeting
Saturday November 24, 10:12 PM
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two of the main opposition leaders in southern Afghanistan do not expect to attend a U.N. conference next week on the war-torn country's post-Taliban future.
U.S. Says Al Qaeda Prisoners May He Taken to Guam
Friday, November 23, 2001 9:55 PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it might use the western Pacific island of Guam to lock up members of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network who are captured in Afghanistan.
Pakistan warns of Kunduz 'tragedy'
Saturday, 24 November, 2001, 11:33 GMT
Many of the town's inhabitants have fled in terror
By Susannah Price
BBC Islamabad correspondent
Pakistan has continued to express its grave concern about the situation in the besieged city of Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan.
Pakistan urges strong Pashtun voice at Bonn talks
23 November, 2001 09:05 GMT
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has urged a louder voice for Afghanistan's ethnic Pashtuns, who make up the bulk of the Taliban's ranks, at next week's round-table talks on the political
US plans TV station to rival al-Jazeera
Satellite channel would be aimed at anti-American Muslim youngsters,
while allies release details of regime's alleged brutality
Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles
Friday November 23, 2001
An Arabic-language satellite television station financed by the US and aimed at winning hearts and minds in the Muslim world could shortly become a reality. President George Bush
Profile: Dr Abdullah Abdullah
Friday, 23 November, 2001, 19:03 GMT BBC News
Abdullah is a key figure in the Northern Alliance
In recent weeks, Dr Abdullah Abdullah has emerged as one of the main spokesmen for the Northern Alliance.
With the Taliban gone, Pakistan is out in the cold
The Friday Times (Pakistan)
November 23 - 29, 2001
Imtiaz Gul says the government Islamabad recognised is
no more while the group that now controls Kabul is its bete-noire
It was diplomatic hypocrisy at its worst. Mulla Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador, once the darling of Pakistan foreign office, stepped out of the ministry building all alone, waiting
“Taliban let us down…” say Pakistani volunteers
The Friday Times (Pakistan)
November 23 - 29, 2001
Iqbal Khattak talks to a Pakistani volunteer who was lucky
to escape hours before the Northern Alliance entered Kabul
"I did not expect the Taliban leadership to abandon Kabul in such a hurry and let us down,” says a Pakistani volunteer from Bajaur Agency in the North West Frontier Province in Peshawar
Coalition catalogues Taliban atrocities
Friday November 23, 2001
The Guardian (UK)
Downing Street and the White House yesterday attempted to bolster public support for the next stage of the war in Afghanistan, publishing a list of 22 "examples of Taliban and al-Qaida atrocities".
Kabul Jail holds foreign fighters
11/24/2001 12:35:43 PM
KABUL (Agencies): Wrapped in a dirty brown blanket, his arm in a blood-soaked sling, a deep hole gouged from his shoulder by shrapnel, Zabin says he’s not one of Osama bin Laden ‘s men.
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