Afghan minister lynched by pilgrims in Kabul: government
Friday February 15, 6:32 AM AFP
Afghanistan's minister for aviation and tourism Abdul Rahman died after he was beaten by an angry mob of pilgrims who had been delayed for two days at Kabul airport
US, Canadian troops search for attackers of Kandahar base
Thursday February 14, 8:28 PM AFP
US and Canadian troops were searching for unidentified attackers who fired on soldiers guarding the perimeter of the coalition base in southern Afghanistan.
U.S. troops attacked at Kandahar base
By Taras Protsyuk
Thursday February 14, 5:45 PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. troops at Kandahar airport were attacked on Wednesday shortly before the arrival of helicopters carrying detainees from the conflict in Afghanistan
Firefight at US Kandahar base; "friendly" Afghan troops detained, then released
Thursday February 14, 7:42 AM
Unidentified assailants fired on a US base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, triggering a firefight and a search that netted seven armed Afghans who turned out to be "friendly" troops contracted
Tough task on the Kandahar beat
Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 12:53 GMT
The new recruits lack basic equipment
By the BBC's Susannah Price
Kandahar's new police recruits are learning how to march in time. They struggle just to keep in step, let alone turn in the same direction.
Karzai attends Abdul Haq memorial
Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 11:21 GMT
The Afghan interim leader, Hamed Karzai, has gone to the eastern city of Jalalabad to attend a memorial service for the anti-Taleban commander, Abdul Haq.
Afghan radical says will leave Iran
Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 15:01 GMT
The former Mujahideen commander, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has indicated he is ready to leave Iran and return to his native Afghanistan, if that would help ease relations between Tehran and Washington.
Afghan Official Says Pakistanis Helped bin Laden Evade Capture
By DOUGLAS JEHL
The New York Times
SLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 12 — A senior official of Afghanistan's interim government, in comments published today, accused elements in Pakistan's intelligence service of helping Osama bin Laden
Thousands greet new governor of Afghan province amid threats of war
by Bryan Pearson
GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Feb 14 (AFP) - Thousands of people turned out here Thursday to welcome the newly appointed governor of eastern Paktia province amid threats of war from an Afghan warlord
Newly appointed governor welcomed in Gardez
Thursday, 14 February, 2002, 15:15 GMT
People in the eastern Afghan town of Gardez have welcomed the arrival of their new governor, who was officially appointed in the role by the interim leader, Hamid Karzai.
U.S. Expects to Give Afghans $300 Million in 2003
Wed Feb 13, 5:53 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States expects to give Afghanistan about $300 million in fiscal year 2003, on top of the $296 million it has pledged for this year
Kabul seeks to expand humanitarian operations with Russia
Thursday, February 14, 2002 11:14 AM EST
MOSCOW, Feb 14, 2002 (Itar-Tass via COMTEX) -- Afghanistan is interested in expanding humanitarian operations with Russia's participation, head of the Ministry for Emergency Situations'
Afghan Athletes Train for Olympics
Thursday, February 14, 2002 2:59 AM EST
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- For years, Sayyid Masool and other Afghan Olympic hopefuls trained in secret, away from the prying eyes of Taliban police who often closed
Scientists to Help Afghan Farmers
Thursday, February 14, 2002 12:01 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agricultural scientists and relief organizations are working together to restore farming in Afghanistan by replenishing seed stocks and improving irrigation systems.
Staid Afghan city tunes into the world of porn
By Andrew Marshall
Thursday February 14, 5:13 PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - In a darkened room at the back of a teashop in dusty central Kandahar, 23-year-old Latif stands mouth agape, giggling nervously, staring at the first pair
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