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News from 1997 - 2002:

  • Situation of "Kabul Public Library"
  • Annan: Afghan Women May Still Suffer
  • Lifting The Veil On Taliban Sex Slavery
  • CIA Warns That Afghan Factions May Bring Chaos
  • Pashtuns subjected to murder, sexual abuse in North of Afghanistan
  • Iranian regime supports Afghan criminals
  • Reports of rape, looting by Afghan militiamen
  • Afghan girls on sale for 100kg wheat
  • Afghans are still dying as air strikes go on. But no one is counting
  • "Give me security, then I will remove my burqa"
  • Afghan warlords battle for control of Paktia province
  • Tons of money grabbed by Northern Alliance
  • Sale of Afghan children thrives in Pakistan
  • We felt safer under Taliban, say Kabul residents
  • Warlords arm Afghans in refugee camps
  • US Fears Interference in Afghanistan
  • Gun terror of Kabul's liberators
  • Jalalabad, Kandahar return to rule of the thieves
  • Afghans eat grass as aid fails to arrive (with photo)
  • Refugee recounts Northern Alliance's brutalities
  • U.S. Bombing Kills Up to 40 in Afghanistan-Reports
  • Crimes of the "Northern Alliance" Seen Through the Eyes of a Grieving Mother
  • US Raid Kills 100 Afghans
  • Up to 60 die as US bombs tribal leaders by mistake War
  • Estimates suggest US bombs have killed at least 3,767 civilians
  • The Heartbreaking Story of an Afghan Woman
  • Big powers repressing human rights, AI chief
  • UN official reveals rising common crimes, loot in Afghanistan
  • Fahim shifts weapons to Panjsher
  • Gunmen cut off noses and ears of six Afghans to punish them for shaving beards
  • We are the war criminals now (with photos)
  • Alliance accused of brutality in capture of Kunduz (with photo)
  • Carpet bombing 'kills 150 civilians' in frontline town
  • US Bombs Wipe Out Farming Village
  • Cluster Bomblets Litter Afghanistan
  • The NA may try to rebrand, but people of Kabul are unlikely to forget their atrocities
  • What will the Northern Alliance do in our name now? I dread to think...
  • No surprise at rumours of new atrocities by our 'foot-soldiers'
  • Many Afghans haunted by Northern Alliance's past
  • Fall of Kabul Could Lead to a Bloodbath, Officials Warn
  • Hundreds of Pakistanis believed massacred
  • UN Reports Mazar-e-Sharif Executions
  • Kabul residents fear northern alliance, worry for their safety Kabul
  • US Jets Hit Red Cross in Kabul (with photo)
  • U.S. Bomb Kills 10 in Afghan Village (with photo)
  • Eye witness accounts of the US strikes on Kabul
  • The Rifle and the Veil
  • West's new Afghan allies include former allies of Osama bin Laden
  • US admits bomb 'went astray'
  • Northern Alliance main opium producer: UN
  • The US should not cooperate with Opposition commanders: HRW
  • Human Rights Watch Backgrounder of United Front/Northern Alliance
  • Grim Picture: Life Inside Afghanistan
  • Afghan refugees wait at border
  • Millions of Afghans face starvation: BBC
  • An Afghan refugee addresses people of the world
  • International aid workers arrested by Taliban
  • Masood may get US stingers
  • Two men publicly executed in Mazar
  • 15 TV, 25 VCRs set ablaze publicly
  • Afghanistan's Taliban Bans Internet
  • World ignoring possible war crimes in Afghanistan: HRW
  • Thousands of Afghans forced out of work in Iran
  • Eyewitness accounts of Taliban massacre in Yakaolang
  • It's not easy for a woman to go to Afghanistan to make a film
  • RAWA reports from Herat (with photo):
  • Pakistani police kill an Afghan national (with photo)
  • Inside Afghanistan: Behind the veil
  • Taliban destroy town that was rebel stronghold
  • ISI gives Rs 10 crore for Deoband Conference
  • Misery brings down bride price in northern Afghanistan, UN
  • Afghan Taliban bans animal pictures
  • 43 Afghans die in Pakistani camp in 38 days: UNHCR
  • Millions Face Starvation in Afghanistan - UN
  • Taliban orders women aid workers to stop driving
  • UN accuses Taliban of peddling drugs to train terrorists
  • People in Afghanistan's Ghor province reduced to eating fodder
  • Taliban stage lashing of unwed couple accused of having sex
  • Taliban ask local Hinuds to carry yellow stickers
  • Asma: "ISI and Pakistan responsible for the plight of Afghan people"
  • Ex-Soviet commander unveil Ahmad Shah Masoud's secret pact
  • Over 25 children dead in heat of Pakistani camp for Afghans: UN
  • Taleban 'harassing UN staff'
  • Taliban shuts more Afghan schools
  • Taliban close Italian hospital in Kabul, beat staff and take away 3
  • Afghan Taliban burn musical instruments: radio
  • Afghan children die in heat wave
  • Taliban sack thousands of ex-communists employees
  • The censorship of music in Afghanistan
  • Afghan refugees lack legal protection: HRCP
  • AI Report about Massacre in Yakaolang by Taliban
  • Pakistani journalist attack Islamabad support for the Taliban
  • Foreign interference feeds war in Afghanistan: UN rapporteur
  • Afghan Taliban orders students to wear turbans (with photo)
  • Wrapped in plastic, the rejected wait to die
  • Taleban expel BBC correspondent
  • Pakistan keeps Annan from 'world's worst' camp
  • 'CIA worked with Pak to create Taliban'
  • "SMART" SANCTIONS ON AFGHANISTAN
  • Afghan Taliban leader orders destruction of ancient statues
  • Taliban Hang Convicted Prostitutes
  • AI condemns execution of 6 people by forces of Ahmad Shah Massoud
  • Afghans trading young daughters to pay debts
  • 150 Afghans die of cold, starvation in Baghlan
  • "Civilians being deliberately attacked and killed", UN
  • RAWA report from the massacre by the Taliban in Yakaolang
  • 504 Afghan refugees killed by cold wave
  • UN warns of humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan
  • Bitter cold kills 110 Afghan refugees in one night
  • UN accuses Taliban of massacre
  • Afghan refugees eating grass, freezing temperature kills 18 children
  • Afghan Taliban demand death for Christian, Jewish converts
  • Taliban stop reconstruction of Aliabad hospital in Kabul
  • Taliban order shooting of food suppliers to opposition areas
  • Afghan refugees living in miserable condition in camps
  • Eid brings no joy for starving Afghans
  • HRW Report about Afghanistan: "Fueling Afghanistan's War"
  • 500 Whips for the Taliban Police
  • Sanctions to give encouragement to Afghan opposition: UN envoy
  • The forbidden land
  • Lost treasures of Kabul (A report on Kabul museum)
  • Taliban will not provide any services to men without beards
  • Story of a mother who never sees her only son
  • Some tragic figures on Children in Afghanistan
  • The plight of Hindus and Sikhs in Jalalabad
  • Afghans among the world's hungriest: FAO
  • Taliban hang seven men in western Herat
  • Taliban ban sports between Asar-Maghrib
  • How an Afghan major became a beggar? (with photo)
  • Red Cross aids and interview with widows in Kabul
  • Taliban use cranes to hang two men in public (with photos)
  • Many People Die of Cholera-like Disease in Afghanistan
  • Taliban release a rapist commander
  • Taliban put curbs on foreign journalists
  • Taliban commander accused of trying to molest 10-year-old boy
  • Worst Humanitarian crisis in Northern Afghanistan
  • Laida Omid commits suicide by burning herself (with photo)
  • US duplicity in Afghanistan
  • Afghans welcome arms embargo, not economic sanctions: UN
  • Afghanistan safe haven for terrorist groups: US
  • Afghan women working in poppy fields prefer other jobs
  • Taleban shuts 'widow's bakeries'
  • Taliban Rulers Close Bath Houses
  • Seven workers of UN-affiliated NGO killed in Afghanistan
  • Story of a Woman Victim of War
  • Taliban blames Afghans for drought
  • Taliban link seen in attempt on Hasina's life
  • AI urges the UK Government to investigate an Afghan war criminal
  • Afghanistan's most needy got only $7 in aid last year
  • Victim's Brother Publicly Cut Throat of Killer (with photos)
  • 95% Afghan children do not go to school
  • "UN sanctions hit people, no effect on Taliban", Mary MacMackin
  • Taliban arrest soccer players for wearing shorts (with photo)
  • Taliban assault on educational courses in Kabul
  • Taliban arrest US aid worker, Ban women from working for NGOs
  • UN Security Council concerned over HR situation in Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan intellectuals under threat in Pakistan
  • French Agency Report Speaks of Hardcore Groups in Afghanistan
  • Bakeries Sustain Afghan Widows Eager for Food-and Work
  • 30 Civilians Reported Killed in Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: world's most booby-trapped place
  • Life "deplorable" in Afghanistan - Kofi Annan
  • Osama renews call for jehad
  • Pakistan expels Afghan professor
  • Drought reduces life to a torture in Afghanistan
  • Hunger threatens millions of poor Afghans
  • Afghan drought spreads, half population hit
  • UN condemns Taleban for killing its worker, 6 children
  • Kabul zoo presents ghastly spectacle
  • Afghan children left to their own devices
  • UNHRC condemns HR violations in Afghanistan
  • Talibans drive against 'social evils' in Pakistan
  • Drug addiction among Afghan women on rise
  • CIA responsible for terrorism, Says Babar
  • Taliban Stone Woman for Adultery
  • Afghanistan - worst records on education in the world
  • Taliban impose ban on English, computer courses
  • No female student in Afghan universities
  • Taliban sack all female civil servants, teachers
  • Russia offers military support to Afghan opposition
  • "Taliban a criminal gang", Canadian Foreign Minister
  • Tuberculosis spreading in Afghanistan killing thousands
  • Taliban chase away people celebrating Persian new year
  • UN report flays Taliban rights violations against women
  • Taliban: UN rapporteur is "an ignorant and incompetent man"
  • Eyewitness report of a RAWA activist from Kabul
  • More blood is likely to be shed in Afghanistan
  • Iran and UN plan return of 1.4 million Afghans
  • UN aims to repatriate 100,000 Afghan refugees from Pakistan
  • Parchami criminals fight for Massoud
  • 10-Years-Old Boy Publicly Executes A Man Convicted By Taliban
  • Hijack mirrors hard life in Afghanistan
  • A bereaved family cries for your help
  • Hijackers of Ariana plane wanted to flee from Afghanistan
  • Taliban are still brutal 'villains'
  • Taliban send troops to Chechnya
  • Taliban, Pakistan Reject To Combat Terrorism
  • Arabs arrive in Afghanistan to help Taliban, Osama
  • Measles Kills 55 in Northern Afghanistan
  • A man publicly executed in by Taliban
  • Person Released by Hijackers of Indian Plane Goes to Afghanistan
  • UNICEF: Facts on Children and Women in Afghanistan
  • Sanitizing The Taliban: A Rose By Any Other Name....
  • A Report from the Pol-e-Charkhi Prison in Kabul
  • Spate of armed thefts worries Kabul residents
  • Main Kabul money market robbed
  • Afghanistan Biggest Producer, distributor of hard drugs: UN
  • Afghanistan the world's most unstable state for 2000
  • Taliban religious police jail beard-trimmers for 10 days
  • Trafficking of Afghan and Pakistani girls to Gulf states
  • Diarrhoea kills 85,000 Afghan children a year
  • Taliban agree to Chechen govt in exile
  • Afghanistan still has 700,000 live explosives: UN
  • Taliban publicly execute woman (with photo)
  • Afghans fear UN sanctions will bring more poverty
  • "Washington will face God's wrath for action against Taliban"!!
  • Mass grave with 600 human skeletons found in Afghanistan
  • Criminal Gen. Dostum seeks Russia's help against Taliban
  • AI urges actors to end human rights catastrophe in Afghanistan
  • Thousands of refugees facing winter in remote mountains
  • Afghan rulers drive 130,000 from homes
  • Civilians pawns in a game of war they have not chosen
  • Interviewing beggars in Kabul
  • Wave of brutalities by Taliban (interview with women from Shamali)
  • UN lashes out at Taliban for Violence against Women
  • Afghan opium crop 'largest recorded'
  • Prostitution Under the rule of Taliban
  • A number of horrific incidents of forced displacement by Taliban
  • Large number of Afghan women are turning to prostitution
  • UN fears for Afghan child soldiers
  • Taliban Arrest Hundreds of Refugees
  • UN condemns forced displacement by Taliban
  • Millenniumís last solar eclipse and war-torn Afghanistan
  • US is prepar to work with Taliban
  • Tens of thousands war-displaced refugees face uncertain future
  • Religious students from Pakistani mercenaries rush to fight for Taliban
  • Taliban offensive leaves 130 dead hundreds injured
  • AI fears human rights abuses in new Afghan fighting
  • Five days in Afghanistan
  • Buddhist Monument sold to US for $50m
  • Masoud joins hands with India
  • Unfavorable weather worsens food shortage in Afghanistan: UN
  • Women-Burning Under Taliban Rule
  • Teacher commits suicide because of poverty
  • Conversion of Girls Schools into Seminaries by the Taliban
  • Scores of Kabul poor die of rabid dogs biting
  • Over 200 Afghans deployed in Kashmir
  • Afghan Thieves Lose Right Hands
  • UN rapporteur concern over extra-judicial killings
  • Fatal Disease Claims 150 Lives in Afghanistan
  • A Letter from Kabul
  • Hezb-e-Wahdat sends young refugees to war fronts
  • Afghanistan one of the most repressive countries
  • Taliban shuns Labour Day, deems it "communist"
  • Taliban publicly executed 3 men
  • 14 civilians, ICRC worker dead in Taliban bombing
  • Taliban publicly flogged a man
  • Ahmad Shah Masood: The Janos Savambi of Afghanistan
  • Afghan Thief's Body Parts Amputated
  • Taliban seize arms being sent to opposition from Iran
  • Afghan human rights abuses condemned by UNHRC
  • 20,000 Afghan refugees face starvation: WFP
  • Taliban lashed a mother and her daughter publicly
  • Security under Taliban (Farsi and English)
  • Ahmad Shah Masoud provides shelter to most wanted terrorists
  • Man Publicly Beaten in Kabul
  • Taliban stop visas to journalists
  • Afghan mine threat still daunting, UN group
  • Taliban give forcible haircut to youth, beat women
  • Afghans in Pakistan fear Taliban
  • Two executed by victim's kin in Kabul
  • Taliban hire services of former communists
  • Poor scramble to survive Kabul winter
  • 6 Had Their Hands & Feet Amputated; Wall Pushed on a Man
  • Trafficking of Afghan Women from Kabul
  • Children the Victims in Afghan War
  • A Man Publicly Executed and a Woman Beaten
  • Deadly Rocket Attack in Kabul Killed 17
  • 17 per cent Afghans are disabled (3,500,000 people)
  • Taliban measure beards with lantern glass
  • Cry of an Afghan women
  • Dogsfeeding on the bodies killed by Taliban
  • Taliban kill three protesting students
  • Two thieves' hands amputated in Kabul
  • Taliban impose new rules on women
  • Islamic code enforced in camps: Taliban influence to spread in Paksitan
  • Greeting the religious police with punches and kicks
  • Afghan camps hunting ground for human organs
  • One Massacre That Didn't Grab the World's Attention
  • UN report details Taliban 'killing frenzy'
  • How the Taliban slaughtered thousands of people
  • UN confirms Taliban massacre of ethnic minority
  • Taliban killed 4,000 to 6,000 in ethnic cleansing drive
  • Taliban massacre thousands of civilians in Mazar: AI
  • 4000 killed by Taliban in Mazar-e-Sharif
  • Afghanistan one of the most mine-affected countries
  • A woman stoned to death for adultery 
  • Women in Afghanistan suffer from depression
  • Ditched but proud Afghans
  • Taliban impose new code for non-Muslim Afghans
  • Miserable life of educated Afghan women under Taliban rule
  • Taliban Rules Weigh on Afghan Women
  • Afghan female journalist survives life attempt
  • Afghan diplomat strips in front of woman neighbour
  • Taliban stage public execution
  • Afghan refugees under violent attacks in Iran
  • Over 180 killed and wounded in Kabul rocket attack
  • Reliving the Dark Ages in Afghanistan
  • Fate of Bamiyan Buddha statues hangs in balance (with photo)
  • Taliban publicly execute murderer, amputate two robbers
  • Les miserables, les Afghans
  • Letter of a tormented Afghan woman to commemorate Diana
  • Taliban steal Diana fund Land Rovers
  • Russia gives 3 coptors to Ahmad Shah Masoud
  • A brutal regime's American voice (with photo)
  • Pak helped US in Afghan air strikes: Aslam Beg (with cartoon)
  • Documents reveal Indian, Iranian links with Dostam
  • Afghan Taliban said to detain ethnic travelers
  • Pak religious students rush to Afghanistan
  • Ukrainian mafia arming Taliban
  • Taliban mistreat women
  • Iran, Turkey in bid to regroup their lackeys
  • Iranian envoy in Bamyan to sort out differences within lackey
  • Iran rounding up Afghans for expulsion
  • WFP aircraft fired at in Afghanistan
  • Taliban launch TV smashing operation in Kabul (with photo)
  • Russia supplies weapons to criminals
  • Taliban order families to use Islamic names
  • Pakistan donates Rs.50 million to criminals
  • Two local UN workers killed (with photo)
  • Doctors ordered not ot treat women without their Mahrams
  • Taliban Islamise Afghan constitution, laws
  • Taliban closed down the offices of aid agencies in Kabul
  • Taliban accuse EU Bonino of Christian evangelism
  • Quake survivors eating grass to stay alive
  • Women under house arrest in Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan world's largest producer of illicit opiates
  • Taliban prayer-testers scour the streets
  • Taliban: "Film and music leads to moral corruption"
  • Taliban rules out political parties
  • Prayer time traders punished by Taliban
  • Taliban execute two murderers
  • Taliban punish 40 for clothing, beard law violations
  • New prayer order by Taliban
  • Taliban close more than 100 private schools
  • Israel persues Afghan ties to spy on Tehran
  • Taliban impose religious fascism
  • People under Taliban facing hardships
  • Mullah Omar warns AI against criticizing Shariah
  • Taliban's law drives women to suicide
  • Appeal to UNHCR
  • Pakistan and the Taliban
  • A nation under the bloody fetters of Taliban
  • Rise in beggary rooted in Afghan civil war
  • Thousands watch as Afghans' throats slit for murder
  • 10 killed and 20 injured as fire on a peace rally
  • Taliban executed two people in Herat
  • An alleged murderer was knelt in Kabul (With photo)
  • Crowd Watches Girl-Lashing by Taliban in Kabul
  • Taliban flog woman, cut off two men's hands
  • Death of a young freedom-fighter under Taliban's torture
  • Thousands reported killed in Afghanistan quake
  • UN SC concern over mass killing in Afghanistan
  • Desperate Kabul residents sell to beat the Winter
  • Centuries-old Buddha statues under threat in Afghanistan
  • "Afghanistan held hostage by 50,000 partisans"
  • In Afghanistan,terror from the Taliban
  • Khamenei on his "uncivilized" brothers
  • Mass graves found in Mazar
  • Taliban started forcibly hair-cutting (With photo)
  • The Taliban's war on women (New York Times, Nov.6)
  • The Engine of Ignorance and Fanaticism
  • 100 disfigured bodies recovered near Mazar
  • Iranian mercenaries captured
  • Anti-Taliban forces backed by Iran
  • Taliban killed around 100 villagers
  • Where did the Taliban come from? (Newsweek, Oct.13)
  • Iran seen as main supplier of land mines to Afghanistan
  • "Devastation in Sarajevo or Beirut is nothing as that of Kabul"
  • Kabul: From riches to rags
  • Taliban rough up aid officials of European Commission
  • Law & Order: Taliban Style
  • 'Gulbuddin Hekmatyar had links with KGB'
  • How the CIA supports and supplies the anti-Soviet guerrillas (Time Magazine, Jun. 11, 1984)