Russia to Help Afghan Opposition, Open Aid Route
By Michael Steen
Monday September 24 6:24 PM ET
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said Monday it would arm Afghanistan's anti-Taliban opposition and open an air route for humanitarian aid if the United States attacked the country it accuses of sheltering
U.S. to Seek Splits in Taliban Ranks -Powell
Monday, September 24, 2001 8:44 PM EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will try to split the Taliban movement that rules Afghanistan as part of its plans to break up Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda group, Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Monday.
US activates anti-terror strategies two weeks after attacks
Tuesday September 25, 9:09 AM
WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (AFP) - Two weeks after the devastating attacks against it, the United States was on Tuesday activating its multi-pronged strategy against terrorism, homing in on suspect groups'
Former US embassy attacked as Afghan students rally for war
KABUL, Sept 24 (AFP) - More than 1,000 Afghan Taliban, or Islamic students, staged an angry demonstration outside the former US embassy building here Monday, vowing a fight to the death in defence of their country.
UN should take notice of Afghan airspace violations: Taliban
Islamabad, Sept 24, IRNA - Taliban envoy to Pakistan Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef has asked the United Nations to take note of violatins of Afghan airspace by the United States.
Taliban praise Chinese position on US threats
Islamabad, Sept 24, IRNA - Taliban on Monday praised China for adopting what they called principled stand on the US threats to Afghanistan.
Afghan ex-king holds court in Rome
The former king of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, has spoken of his longing to return to Afghanistan, as he prepares to meet a delegation from the country's anti-Taleban alliance.
Taleban seize Afghan food aid
Monday, 24 September, 2001, 17:06 GMT 18:06 UK BBC News
Medical supplies are running low in Afghanistan
Taleban officials have reportedly seized about 1,400 tonnes of food from a UN food agency office in Afghanistan, which aid workers fear is on the brink of a massive humanitarian crisis.
Taliban FM warns Uzbekistan
Islamabad, Sept 24, IRNA -- Afghanistan ruling Taliban Monday sounded a note of warning to Uzbekistan that it will be responsible for any dire consequences if it allows the use of its airspace to the U.S.
Mutawakkil seeks OIC help against U.S
Islamabad, Sept 24, IRNA -- The Afghanistan ruling Taliban Monday asked the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take note of American threats to Afghanistan and said that big countries must
Afghanistan currency strengthens
The Afghani is expected to drop sharply if the US take military action
By the BBC's Afghanistan correspondent Kate Clarke
Money changers in Kabul have reported that the national currency of Afghanistan has strengthened, after losing 10% of its value in the initial aftermath of the attacks on America.
Taliban religious doctrine inspired by Saudi Wahhabism
DUBAI, Sept 24 (AFP) - Wahhabism, the creed of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban and Osama bin Laden, is a puritanical form of Islam that emerged in the Arabian peninsula and has spread
Bush Executive Order Freezes Assets of Terrorists
24 September 2001
Washington -- In response to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, President Bush has signed an executive order freezing the financial assets of 27 terrorist organizations and individuals
Opposition Forces Battle Taliban
By ALEXANDER MERKUSHEV
PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (Kyodo) Artillery and rocket fire thundered across key areas of northern Afghanistan as opposition forces battled Taliban
Afghan opposition denies presence of US, British commandos
KABUL, Sept 24 (AFP) - Afghan opposition forces Monday dismissed reports that British commandos were already operating in the country ahead of possible
Taliban ready to crack but what comes next?
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - Surrounded on all sides and facing a massive military onslaught, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia could soon start to crack along
Putin allows U.S. to use Russian airspace, Time reports
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (Kyodo) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to allow the United States to use Russian airspace in U.S. retaliatory action to the Sept. 11
UN prepares for massive humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - The United Nations has launched an unprecedented operation to prepare for a "massive crisis" in Afghanistan as people scramble
Death of bin Laden will solve nothing-Afghan leader
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The reclusive leader of the ruling Afghan Taliban said on Monday the United States should withdraw its forces from the Gulf and end
ANALYSIS-Taliban grip seen slipping before
By Scott McDonald
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The Taliban grip on Afghanistan may already be slipping even before an expected U.S. assault for not handing over the prime suspect
Pakistan withdraws diplomats from Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Pakistan has withdrawn all staff from its embassy in the Afghan capital for security reasons, Foreign Ministry spokesman Riaz Mohammad Khan said on Monday.
Bin Laden Said Hiding in South Afghanistan
By Sebastian Alison
DUSHANBE (Reuters) - A senior anti-Taliban opposition figure said on Sunday he believed fugitive Saudi militant Osama bin Laden was in hiding in southern Afghanistan with the Taliban's spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Britain wants regime change in Afghanistan
LONDON, Sept 24 (AFP) - Britain wants a new, democratic regime established in Afghanistan, a Downing Street spokesman said Monday, adding that impending military strikes could lead to the removal of the Taliban.
Taliban leader demands US withdrawal from Middle East
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar said Monday world terrorism could only be defeated if the United States withdrew its forces from the Middle East, according to Afghan Islamic Press.
Afghan Taliban warns Uzbekistan against interference
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban regime Monday warned its neighbour Uzbekistan against cooperating with any US military strikes after a US spy plane was allegedly shot down near the border
Afghanistan mobilises 300,000 as war clouds gather
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - With a massive punitive US strike looming, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban said Monday it had mobilised 300,000 men for a holy war against the United States.
Islamic Nations Isolate Taliban
By ROBIN WRIGHT - Los Angeles Times - September 23 2001
WASHINGTON -- As moves by Afghanistan's neighbors thrust it toward total diplomatic isolation, President Bush appeared to gain additional support from Russia on Saturday in building ties with anti-Taliban resistance forces.
Mohammad Zahir Shah, Afghanistan's comeback king?
ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (AFP) - The 86-year-old former king Mohammad Zahir Shah seems an unlikely figure to lead Afghanistan into a new era.
But speculation is mounting that the monarch
Bin Laden Fighters a Divisive Force
By KATHY GANNON
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Kyodo - In the bleak capital of Kabul, Arabs drive the dusty, rocket-rutted streets hidden inside cars with blackened windows. Jittery residents cross the street and keep
Hekmatyar coming to Afghanistan to side with Taliban: Report
Islamabad, Sept 23, IRNA -- Former Afghan Prime Minister and chief of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan Engineer Hekmatyar is set to side with Taliban against the possible U.S attack on the war-devastated
UK offers £25m for Afghan refugees
Britain is to offer £25m to countries bordering Afghanistan to help them to cope with the increase in refugees from the Taleban-controlled state.
Include Afghans in Fight Against Taliban
By AHMED RASHID
LOS ANGELES TIMES. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,2001.
LAHORE, Pakistan -- The total war being planned in the White House against Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan's Taliban will dramatically reshape the political contours of Central and South Asia.
200 reporters come to Tajikistan to cover Afghan events
Dushanbe, Sept 23, IRNA/Itar-Tass/ACSNA -- Reporters from leading new agencies, TV and radio companies as well as newspapers arrived in Tajikistan to cover events in the region
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