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  • Secretary of State Colin Powell is in India today. As the US attacks on Afghanistan intensify, Powell is trying to shore up support from Pakistan and India, intense rivals over the Kashmir territory, for the US military campaign .
    October 17, 2001 | Story
  • Pre-dawn attacks on Kabul this morning ushered in a sixth day of raids against Afghanistan. US war planes attacked targets around Kabul and the Taliban’s main stronghold of Kandahar. US officials said that B-52 and B-1 bombers had targeted Taliban troops with cluster bombs. The bombing is causing a flow of refugees to continue streaming toward the Pakistani border.
    October 12, 2001 | Story
  • In India-administered Kashmir thousands demonstrated against across India’s Muslim-majority Kashmir state with peoplepouring onto the streets of Srinagar, stoning taxis and chanting slogans against the US. Security personnel firedtear gas shells to disperse the crowd. Protests broke out in at least five different areas of the city. Around 200students also participated in a peaceful protest on the campus of Kashmir University amid tight...
    October 09, 2001 | Story
  • Pakistani police opened fire on thousands of anti-U.S. demonstrators who demonstrated in several cities today toprotest the war on Afghanistan.
    October 08, 2001 | Story
  • Today is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. Hundreds gathered in Dehli for a major peace vigil to mark the occasion. The vigil comes one day after a car bomb exploded outside the state legislature in Kashmir, leaving 31 people were killed and 75 wounded. A Pakistan-based Islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.
    October 02, 2001 | Story
  • The British newspaper the Guardian is reporting that US and British officials backtracked yesterday on threats to oust the ruling Taliban, after Pakistan threatened to withdraw its cooperation. Pakistan’s foreign minister reminded the western allies of failed attempts to impose governments on Afghanistan, and said that any attempt to repeat the mistakes of the British and the Soviet Union "is a recipe for great suffering for the...
    September 27, 2001 | Story
  • Officials from Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban movement have started to flee the capital, Kabul, amid growing expectations of U.S. attacks. Fear of reprisal has triggered a rush to get families out of the cities. Thousands of people have flooded over the eastern border to the already overflowing refugee camps of Pakistan. These who couldn’t leave were bracing for war, stocking up on food, as prices soared and the Afghan currency slid....
    September 17, 2001 | Story
  • A team of senior Pakistan officials is to fly to Kandahar today to press the ruling Taliban to hand over Osama bin Laden and help prevent a potential catastrophe in the region. The Taliban, however, continue to insist neither they nor bin Laden had the capacity to organize an international plot that saw trained pilots hijack large passenger jets and Boston in Washington. [includes rush transcript]
    September 17, 2001 | Story
  • President Clinton issued a strong appeal to India today to put down its nuclear arms and reach out to rival Pakistan to restart peace talks. Earlier today, Clinton wrapped up his visit to New Delhi, capital of the world’s most populous democracy, with an impassioned plea to India’s Parliament. He urged lawmakers to retreat from their nation’s growing nuclear weapons program and reopen closed lines of communication with its...
    March 22, 2000 | Story
  • For months, the White House stalled on whether Clinton should go to Pakistan. Islamabad has after all been a long time faithful ally of Washington — during the Cold War and especially during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. But the military take over in Islamabad, Pakistan’s refusal to use its influence to extradite Osama Ben Laden from Afghanistan or ban the Harkat-ul Mujahideen, an armed Pakistani group the U.S. lists as a...
    March 20, 2000 | Story