Bacha Gul and his younger brother
Zarghoon ride their mule on
Friday in search of work, which scarce after Pakistan closed its borders with Afghanistan. The boys would make
Rs 50 ($0.80) a day by carrying fruits from Pakistani orchards to the bordering Afghan market of
snaps ties with Taliban
Dubai, September 22
The United Arab Emirates today cut
diplomatic relations with Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban movement, the
official UAE news agency WAM reported.
oppn team to meet ex-king
Islamabad, September 22
The Afghan opposition alliance today
sent a team of officials to Rome for talks with ex-king Mohammad Zahir Shah
on a future government for the war-ravaged country if possible US attacks
depose the ruling Taliban.
Bush says US economy still strong
Washington, September 22
After a brutal week of selling on Wall Street, company layoffs and airline cutbacks, President George W. Bush today sought to reassure Americans that the US economy was “fundamentally strong.’’
India to ‘consider’ US request
New Delhi, September 22
India will “consider” extending
refuelling and other logistical facilities to the USA if requested by
Washington in the wake of possible air strikes on Afghanistan, Home Minister
L.K. Advani said today.