Karzai asks UN for bigger force
Wednesday, 30 January, 2002, 16:42 GMT BBC News
Karzai: Afghans 'committed to challenges ahead'
Hamid Karzai, leader of Afghanistan's interim government, has asked the United Nations to extend and expand the mandate of the international security force currently patrolling the capital, Kabul.
Al Qaeda believed poised to attack Afghan town
By Peter Millership and Sayed Salahuddin
Wednesday January 30, 9:15 PM
WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said tens of thousands of Osama bin Laden's followers around the world were like "ticking time bombs", while in Afghanistan remnant
Al-Qaeda fighters regroup as US widens anti-terror campaign
Wednesday January 30, 10:14 AM AFP
Hundreds of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda fighters are regrouping in remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan, a local commander said as the US military prepared to open a Southeast
Ismail Khan in security discussions
Tuesday, 29 January, 2002, 18:59 GMT
Officials from regional councils of the southern Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Helmand have held talks in the western city of Herat with the governor of Herat province, Ismail Khan.
Dollar could be Afghan stopgap
Wednesday, 30 January, 2002, 05:46 GMT BBC News
Different versions of the Afghani are appearing
By the BBC's Pam O'Toole
The International Monetary Fund has suggested that Afghanistan could adopt the dollar as an interim currency until a new Afghan currency can be introduced.
Rival factions clash in Gardez
Wednesday, 30 January, 2002, 17:05 GMT
Locals appear to distrust the Kabul-appointed governor
By Kate Clark
BBC Afghanistan correspondent
Fighting has broken out in the Afghan town of Gardez, the capital of the Paktia province to the south of Kabul.
Bush promises not to abandon Afghanistan
By Anne E. Kornblut, Boston Globe Staff, 1/29/2002
WASHINGTON - Hamid Karzai, chosen as Afghanistan's interim leader after US forces helped crush the Taliban last year, paid his first visit to the White House yesterday and emerged with a public
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