Britain, Pakistan agree on post-Taliban scenario
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (AFP) - Pakistan and Britain agreed Friday that any post-Taliban government in Afghanistan must be broad-based and include all key ethnic groups
Blair shores up Pakistan support
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf have held detailed discussions over the war on terrorism.
Afghan opposition warns Pakistan against playing kingmaker
JABAL SERAJ, Afghanistan, Oct 5 (AFP) - Afghanistan's opposition Friday warned Pakistan not to try and influence the leadership of the country in a post-Taliban scenario
Northern Alliance said to be not a viable regime
By Paul Majendie
Saturday October 6, 12:00 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The Northern Alliance may join any U.S.-led war on terrorism but British defence sources do not consider Afghanistan's main opposition group
U.S. troops fly to Uzbekistan-U.S.official
TASHKENT, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. defence official said on Friday that 1,000 troops from the U.S. 10th Mountain Division were on their way to Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country bordering Afghanistan.
Ex-Afghan king to send envoys to Pakistan
By Stephanie Holmes
ROME, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ex-king, taking a step towards a possible role in the future of his country, will send envoys to Pakistan to discuss a solution to the regional crisis, a senior aide said on Friday.
Afghan opposition leader rallies troops for war
By Mike Collett-White
BAYDENGAGE, Afghanistan, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The leader of Afghanistan's opposition alliance, General Muhammad Fahim, rallied his troops on Friday and said they were ready to take on the
Karimov opposes air strikes on Afghanistan
TASHKENT, Oct 5 (AFP) - President Islam Karimov said Friday that he opposed the use of Uzbek territory to launch ground attacks or air strikes on Afghanistan.
Taliban says spies among foreign press corps in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (AFP) - The Taliban warned Friday that hundreds of foreign journalists in opposition-controlled Afghanistan risked being viewed
Afghan ex-FM urges broad-based coalition to oust Taliban
NICOSIA, Oct 5 (AFP) - A coalition of anti-Taliban forces should meet in Afghanistan under UN auspices to forge a broad-based government and seize power from
Taliban say ready to try bin Laden on proof
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban are prepared to put Osama bin Laden on trial in an Afghan court if the United States provides solid evidence against him
Anti-Taleban envoy to meet Rumsfeld in Uzbekistan
BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Oct 4, 2001
An Afghan Northern Alliance envoy is to hold talks with US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the Uzbek capital Tashkent, the Northern Alliance consul in Uzbekistan, Ali Ahmad
Afghan opposition seeks united front
By the BBC's Jim Fish
Afghanistan's opposition forces, led by the Northern Alliance, are increasingly confident of overthrowing the Taleban. To succeed, most observers say they will need more weapons and help from
Northern Afghans oppose any Taliban role in next government
KWHAJA BAHAUDDIN, Afghanistan, Oct 5 (AFP) - The people of northern Afghanistan, who know to their cost what life is like under Taliban rule, have vehemently ruled out any role
Taliban ministers avow to resist attacks
Frontier Post 10/5/2001
KABUL (PPI): The top decision-making body of Taliban of Afghanistan Thursday avowed to fight against any attack by the US and allies, Bakhtar News Agency reports.
Zahir Shah for closer ties with Pakistan
Frontier Post 10/5/2001
Rome (PPI): The former Afghan monarch Zahir Shah has laid stress on close relations with Pakistan.His statement came at a time when despite its strong opposition to transfer of power to the Northern Alliance
Ex-King of Afghanistan Vows to Return Home
Friday, October 05, 2001 7:23 AM EST
Rome, Oct 5, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Zahir Shah, the 86-year-old former king of Afghanistan, vowed Friday to return to his homeland and help restore peace to the country.
Analysis: Rebels return to the frontier
By the BBC's Daniel Lak
It is said that history repeats itself - if not at the centre of things then certainly at the fringes. Nowhere is that statement truer today than in Peshawar, the Pakistani frontier city at the foot of the fabled Khyber Pass.
Monarchist calls for urgent UN role to avert anarchy in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (AFP) - A senior moderate Afghan leader has called for immediate UN intervention in Afghanistan to avert anarchy after a possible collapse of the Taliban regime.
Straw pledges support to Afghans
UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has sent a message of support to the people of Afghanistan via a BBC radio broadcast. He told them they would receive the world's help in building
Show political will, aid groups tell Afghan players
By Andy Soloman
ISLAMABAD, Oct 5 (Reuters) - International aid agencies said on Friday that thousands of deaths could be avoided in Afghanistan if a swift political settlement allowed a massive independent
UN envoy to press for solution to Afghan crisis
GENEVA, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The United Nations political envoy for Afghanistan will meet diplomats from Iran, the United States, Germany and Italy at the weekend in a continuing bid to find a political
Ex-Afghan Commander Plots Anti-Taliban Coalition
Friday, October 05, 2001 6:52 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Abdul Haq has always liked to prepare his attacks carefully, whether against a single pylon feeding electricity to Kabul or against the whole Taliban movement ruling Afghanistan.
Taleban air force shows it means business
The New Zealand Herald 05.10.2001
2.00 pm - By PATRICK COCKBURN
BAGRAM AIRPORT, Afghanistan - In what may be the opening shots of the war in Afghanistan, a silver-coloured Taleban jet screeched through the sky and released two cluster bombs.
No evidence of Al-Qaida existance on Afghan soil
Frontier Post 10/5/2001
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Mufti Mohammad Jamil, a Pakistani religious scholar, who visited Kandahar as member of a Pakistani delegation has said that there is no information in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Iran arrests 1,400 Afghan aliens in Yazd in 6 months
Yazd, Oct 4, IRNA -- Police have arrested some 1,400 illegal Afghan refugees in this central province since March, a police source said Thursday.
Musharraf must grapple with monster he helped create
By B. GAUTAM
Special to The Japan Times
Is Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, being troubled by his conscience or is he a plain and simple man who knows perfectly well which side of his toast is buttered? We would never know
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