U.S. bombs Taliban north of Kabul
By Sayed Salahuddin and Mike Collett-White
KABUL/JABAL-US-SARAJ, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Diving from a clear blue sky U.S. fighter planes blasted Taliban front lines north of Kabul on Saturday and the Afghan opposition
Taliban say shot down U.S. helicopter, many dead
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Saturday said they had shot down a U.S. helicopter in the night in an operation south of the capital, Kabul, killing up to 50 U.S. soldiers.
Taleban 'recapture northern district'
Saturday, 3 November, 2001, 17:57 GMT BBC News
US planes have stepped up support for the Alliance
The Taleban say they have recaptured all the ground lost to the Northern Alliance in recent fighting near the town of Mazar-e-Sharif.
Anti-Taleban fighters 'seize district'
The Northern Alliance says it has captured a district near the key northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, but there has been no independent verification.
Russia, U.S. defence chiefs discuss Afghanistan,arms
By Oleg Shchedrov
MOSCOW, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Saturday he and visiting U.S. Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld discussed the role of Russia's
Iran warns U.S. against lengthy presence in C.Asia
By Ali Raiss-Tousi
TEHRAN, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi reiterated Tehran's opposition to U.S. air strikes on Afghanistan on Saturday and warned Washington against
Opposition hopes first Taliban resistance in south
By Michael Christie
QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The ruling Taliban's attack on the hideout of an opposition leader in southern Afghanistan could provoke the first revolt in the radical Islamic movement's
Taliban paying price for ignoring advice -Pakistan
By Nizam Ahmed
DHAKA, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A Pakistani minister said on Saturday Afghanistan's ruling Taliban were paying a price for harbouring terrorists and that Muslims should not mistake
Report says French journalist freed by Taliban
Saturday November 3, 10:48 PM
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A French journalist who disguised himself as a Muslim woman to slip into Afghanistan was released by the ruling Taliban on Saturday, 25 days
Saudi: Taliban Vowed to Hand Over Bin Laden in '98
Saturday, November 03, 2001 12:49 PM EST
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's former intelligence chief, Prince Turki al-Faisal, said on Saturday the Taliban had twice agreed to hand over Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia in 1998.
FMs of six plus two groups to meet UN envoy on Afghanistan
Saturday, November 03, 2001 12:12 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 03, 2001 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- The foreign ministers of the Group of Neighbours and Friends to Afghanistan will meet the U.N. secretary-general's
TEXT: Bin Laden Statement Broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV
Saturday, November 03, 2001 10:26 AM EST
DUBAI (Reuters) - Following is the text of parts of a videotaped statement made by Saudi-born dissident Osama bin Laden and broadcast on Qatar-based al-Jazeera television on Saturday:
A Trip to Afghan Northern Alliance Base
Saturday, November 03, 2001 9:40 AM EST
HUGAHLBAHODIN, Afghanistan, Nov 3, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sak-saul base, which was set up by the Afghan opposition Northern Alliance after the U.S. started
Afghan relics sold for food
Saturday, 3 November, 2001, 14:23 GMT BBC News
Conflict and looting are threatening Afghanistan's treasures
The BBC's Peter Greste in northern Afghanistan finds civil war and poverty destroying what remains of the country's ancient heritage
Diseases hit Afghan refugee camps -IRNA
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - Cholera, dysentery and other diseases have hit two overcrowded Iranian-run refugee camps in Afghanistan, Iran's IRNA news agency reported Friday.
Millionaire brothers who bankrolled the rebels
War on Terrorism: Opposition
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington - 03 November 2001
When the Afghan opposition leader Abdul Haq was surrounded by Taliban soldiers, pinned down and facing death last week, the phone rang in the home of a wealthy Chicago
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