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  Afghanistan Online: Biography (Burhanuddin Rabbani)
Rabbani, son of Muhammed Yousuf, was born in 1940 in Badakhshan, a province of Afghanistan.
In the spring of 1974, police cars came to Kabul University to arrest Rabbani for his pro-Islamic stance, but with the help of his students the police were unable to capture him, and he managed to escape to the country side.
Rabbani's forces was the first mujahideen group to enter Kabul in 1992 and defeat the Communists once and for all.
www.afghan-web.com /bios/today/brabbani.html   (372 words)

 Talks End With Deal on Leadership for Afghans - UN Security Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rabbani, who has worked to slow down and undermine these talks, the diplomats say, there is a statement of appreciation to the Afghan mujahedeen who have defended the country's ``independence, territorial integrity and national unity and have played a major role in the struggle against terrorism and oppression'' - code words here for the Taliban.
Rabbani and his allies have suggested that the participants here are allowing the West and the United Nations to take over Afghanistan, introduce foreign troops, disarm the mujahedeen and organize war crimes trials.
Rabbani might be preparing his own political campaign against the new authorities.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/afghan/2001/1205talkdeal.htm   (1091 words)

 My Information
In defiance of the Peshawar Accord, Rabbani is confirmed as president for a further two years by a "Council of Wise Men".
Under the Islamabad Accord, Rabbani's term is reduced to 18 months and Hekmatyar is brought in as prime minister.
Rabbani, Dostum and Karim Khalili, leader of Hizb-I Wahdat, announce formation of an anti-Taliban alliance called the Council for the Defence of Afghanistan.
www.angelfire.com /ak5/farda/Calendar.html   (3548 words)

 Institute for War and Peace Reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Which comes as something of a surprise, as the province has long been the stronghold of the Burhannudin Rabbani, Karzai’s predecessor and rival, who was born here and rose to become leader of the anti-Taleban Northern Alliance.
But with his recent decision to taken more of a backseat in political life, locals have told IWPR that they were far from happy with his record in power and put their faith in the new leader.
Rabbani, meanwhile, is in Kabul working with other members of predominantly Tajik Jamiat-e-Islami, the party he has led since 1971.
www.iwpr.net /index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200210_31_1_eng.txt   (744 words)

 The Indian Express : Editorials & Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rabbani would find it difficult to reconcile himself to the loss of power, although he has in the past expressed his willingness to abdicate in favour of a consensus leader.
The reference the agreement makes to the glorious role he and his Mujahideen had played in the struggle ‘‘against terrorism and oppression’’ may not be sufficient to keep him content.
Already, Rabbani and his allies had begun hinting that the participants in the Bonn talks were allowing the West to take over the country, by introducing foreign troops, disarming the Mujahideen and organising war crimes trials.
www.indianexpress.com /ie20011206/ed1.html   (547 words)

 The Afghan Women's Mission - News
At the 1992 meeting, Burhannudin Rabbani, a top figure in the Taliban opposition called the Northern Alliance, was declared transitional President for six months.
Rabbani and Hekmatyar are enemies who have spent more time fighting one another and killing tens of thousands of Afghans, than governing the country.
Afghanistan is dominated by war criminals such as Rabbani and Dostum who, with backing from the US and other governments, have reconsolidated their old feifdoms after the Taliban's demise.
www.afghanwomensmission.org /awmnews/index.php?articleID=27   (2645 words)

 WAR ON TERRORISM / Removing Taliban From Power / Afghan talks making slow progress / Delegates inch closer to agreement ...
Now occupying the presidential palace in Kabul, Rabbani has complicated the negotiations in Germany by saying the blueprint emerging from the talks was unacceptable.
Rabbani has come under intense pressure in the last 24 hours to relent, taking calls from officials from the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia and Iran.
Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior director of President Bush's National Security Council, phoned Rabbani and reminded him that billions of dollars in reconstruction aid will be released only to a broad-based government and that task has to be completed in Germany, according to a senior U.S. official.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2001/12/02/MN166462.DTL&type=printable   (503 words)

 Pravda.RU:Bonn Conference on Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pakistan is particularly concerned that members of the country’s majority group, the Pashtun (45% of the population) should be represented in a future administration.
Burhannudin Rabbani declared that “I want to point out that as an organisation or a party, the Taleban are not included.
Rabbani gave as an example of a multi-ethnic government the collaboration between the Taleban ex-Vice Minister for the Interior, Mullah Khaksar, who has been working with the opposition since Kabul fell on 13th November.
english.pravda.ru /main/2001/11/27/22041_.html   (469 words)

 National Islamic Movement Of Afghanistan
At a meeting chaired by Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani and all the top officials of the UIFSA on Tuesday in the town of Pol-e Khomri in Baghlan province, the leaders decided to close their ranks and end internal differences.
This is the first time that all leaders of the allied forces in Afghanistan including Burhannudin Rabbani, Ahmad Shah Masood, Karim Khalili, Abdol Rashid Dostum, Abdul Malik, Mohammad Mohaghegh, Hussein Anwari, Zahedi, Abdul Ghaffar Pahlawan and Rashid Mansour Naderi are attending such a meeting.
Iran is opposed to the Pakistan-backed Taliban Government and recognises the ousted Government of Rabbani.
www.angelfire.com /ny/Chapandaz/PAGE6.html   (332 words)

 AfghanistanProblemDayTwo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Included in the Alliance: the Islamic Society, headed by former President Burhannudin Rabbani and, until his assassination in September 2001, military chief Ahmed Shah Massoud; this faction is predominantly Tajik and controls portions of northern Afghanistan.
The Taliban originally took power in Afghanistan in 1996, ousting the government of Burhannudin Rabbani.
The United States and Britain: For 10 years, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the United States funneled $3 billion worth of covert aid to the mujahedin in Afghanistan, primarily through Pakistan and the Pakistani military intelligence (ISI).
www.udel.edu /poscir/gbauer/311/AfghanistanProblemDayTwo.html   (594 words)

 Alternative sources of "the facts" about our War On Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The group's titular leader, Burhannudin Rabbani, is seen largely as a figurehead.
Rabbani saw his hour come and go after the mujahedeen triumphantly took Kabul when Soviet forces fled.
Rabbani twice brokered deals that elected him president of Afghanistan.
www.rainbowpuddle.com /nytopposition.html   (1211 words)

 Terror Tuesday: Impact on South Asia -- Taliban-Profile
Rabbani, naturally, was reluctant to sponsor a project that would strengthen his opponents.
The Afghan seat at the United Nations continues to be held by former President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
The United Nations and other international organisations have consistently criticised the Taliban regime for its violation of human rights, particularly restrictions on women, who are prohibited from all work outside their homes as also the severe constraints on their freedom, including a ban on education.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/usa/taliban.htm   (1980 words)

Now occupying the presidential palace in Kabul, Rabbani has complicated negotiations here by saying that the blueprint emerging from the talks was unacceptable.
Rabbani has come under intense pressure in the last 24 hours to relent, taking calls from officials from the U.S., Germany, Britain, Russia and Iran.
Zalmay Khalilzad, a senior director at the National Security Council who is in Bonn, phoned Rabbani and reminded him that billions of dollars in reconstruction aid will only be released to a broad-based government, and that task has to completed in Germany, according to a senior U.S. official.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/nation/specials/attacked/articles/talks120101.html   (700 words)

 United Nations and Afghanistan
Rabbani was declared President of the Islamic State in Afghanistan in July 1992.
By that time, Massoud, Rabbani's Defence Minister, and Hekmatyar were engaged in armed confrontation in Kabul--which had largely been spared during the Soviet occupation.
Rabbani joined an opposition alliance, the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (the United Front or the Northern Alliance).
www.un.org /News/dh/latest/afghan/un-afghan-history.shtml   (4448 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Lost leader haunts his successors
It was a troubling symbol of the confusions and divisions within the alliance in the wake of Massoud's death.
Mr Rabbani's words about the menace of outside interference in Afghanistan would have carried more force had the US military not been bombing in the background during his speech.
While many senior military commanders still speak of Mr Rabbani as the proper interim leader of post-Taliban Afghanistan, ordinary Afghans in Alliance territory are eager to get to the ballot box as soon as possible, overriding ethnic rivalries.
www.guardian.co.uk /waronterror/story/0,1361,588382,00.html   (653 words)

 Afghans' Top Rebel Group Has Mixed Record of Its Own
The group's titular leader, Burhannudin Rabbani, is seen as largely a figurehead and it is not apparent whether any of the alliance's civilian officials have any real power.
The foreign minister of the rebels, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, who evidently is determined to cleanse the alliance's image, says that the group has matured greatly over the last five years, and that accusations against it are false or outdated.
Rabbani saw his hour come and go after the mujahedeen triumphantly took Kabul when Soviet forces withdrew from the country.
www.freemasonrywatch.org /northern_alliance.html   (1178 words)

 BBC News | SOUTH ASIA | Fears grow of Kabul power vacuum
Deposed leader Burhanuddin Rabbani is reported to be due to return soon to Kabul, which has now been taken over by one faction of the Northern Alliance.
Although the United Nations still recognises Mr Rabbani as the country's president, many Afghan groups reject his authority.
UN envoy Francesc Vendrell is also heading for the Afghan capital to coordinate talks this weekend on forming an interim broad-based government.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/south_asia/1659874.stm   (719 words)

 Online NewsHour Update: Interim Afghan Government Created -- Dec. 5, 2001
The eventual arrival of the interim government will supplant the current administration in the country led by Northern Alliance leader and former president, Burhannudin Rabbani.
Rabbani's opposition to the interim government often stalled the nine days of talks, straining his relationship with the U.N. The new administration is slated to take power on Dec. 22.
Rabbani's, argue the disarmament will allow the West and U.N. to introduce foreign troops, to disband the mujahadeen and to organize war crimes trials.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/december01/bonn_12-5.html   (566 words)

 IISS - Strategic Comments
The faction occupied all ministries and appointed senior staffs to them, while its leader, Burhannudin Rabbani, ensconced himself in the presidential palace.
Although Karzai has consistently capitulated to the Panjshiris on personnel and policy matters, the Panjshiris are unlikely to remain content with him as head of state.
Rabbani and Abdul Rasul Sayaf, the political leaders of the NA, pointedly walked out during Karzai's swearing-in ceremony.
www.mafhoum.com /press3/108P3.htm   (2072 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Chronological History of Afghanistan--Part IV
The Taliban militia are born, and advance rapidly against the Rabbani government.
Dostum and Hekmatyar continued to clash against Rabbani's government, and as a result Kabul is reduced to rubble.
April-- Mullah Rabbani, the Taliban's second-in-command dies of liver cancer.
www.afghan-web.com /history/chron/index4.html   (1049 words)

 Irish Examiner - 2001/11/15: Warlords with thirst for power
He supports the coalition aims of ridding the country of al Qaida and the Taliban, but does not want to see US troops remaining in the country.
Burhannudin Rabbani: An Islamic cleric, Rabbani is still recognised outside Afghanistan as the country's president.
Rabbani went into self-imposed exile in 1971 in protest against the modernising government led by the king, Zahir Shah, and did not return until 1992.
archives.tcm.ie /irishexaminer/2001/11/15/story17177.asp   (881 words)

 Rantburg: Oderint Dum Metuant...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Rabbani said that from the first day of the Mujahedeen's victory over the two-month-old administration of Sebghatollah Mojaddadi, foreign powers again made their presence felt and were eavesdropping on those who attacked his government.
Rabbani stressed in his speech that the newly established peace and security in Afghanistan is due to the strong resistance to invasion and terrorism of the holy warriors.
Rabbani urged the government and the Loya Jirga to render decisions that are consistent with the requirements of transparency, social justice and Islamic values.
www.rantburg.com /?TINDEX=3&D=2002-06-18   (3558 words)

 The GULLY | Asia | Bonn Agreement: Kabul Not Holding Its Breath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The 61-year-old Rabbani, still the nominal head of the Northern Alliance, presided over several years of such unparalleled chaos, brutality and murderous misogyny in Afghanistan that the Taliban were welcomed in 1995 as saviors by most of the population.
Rabbani wants a hard-line "Islamic republic"; his main ally, also disgruntled with the deal on the Rhine, is the rabidly Wahabite (as in the take-no-prisoners Saudi version of Islam) chieftain Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyab.
Rabbani did his best to torpedo today's accord.
www.thegully.com /essays/asia/011205_afghanistan_bonn.html   (594 words)

 FT.com - Special Reports / Attack on Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Burhannudin Rabbani, Afghanistan's former president and a key figure in the ruling Northern Alliance, said: "Unfortunately, this operation might cast doubt on the security forces.
Throughout the week, he has engaged in complicated negotiations with influential northern alliance commanders in Kabul, including Mr Rabbani, to try to clear his name.
Mr Rabbani expressed support for Mr Saba'oun, saying: "He is a trustworthy man. Everyone knows he has cut his links to Hekmatyar."
specials.ft.com /attackonterrorism/FT3GBMSNOZC.html   (486 words)

 VOA News Report
One obstacle to a decision appears to have been removed after German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer telephoned Afghanistan's acting president, Burhannudin Rabbani in Kabul.
Rabbani had been unwilling to complete the process in Bonn, insisting that the Northern Alliance delegation return to Kabul for consultations before presenting its candidate list for the interim government.
Rabbani agreed to allow the Northern Alliance delegation to present its list.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2001/12/mil-011204-2bca57e4.htm   (322 words)

 Fabian's Hammer: Defusing Terrorism at the original 'Ground Zero'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
- The backbone of the provisional government was Burhannudin Rabbani's Islamic Society, “a moderate Islamist party predominantly composed of ethnic Tajiks from northern Afghanistan”.
Rabbani replaced Mojadidi as president in June 1992 and refused to relinquish the rotating presidency in December 1994 as scheduled, because of escalating fighting.
- Rabbani's chief lieutenant, Ahmad Shah Massoud, was the most effective mujahideen commander to emerge from the war against the Soviets.
fabianshammer.blogspot.com /2001/11/defusing-terrorism-at-original-ground.html   (1696 words)

 H-Net* ANALYSIS-"Great Game" to control Afghanistan never ends
Diplomats covering Afghanistan are convinced the Taliban cannot impose their rule throughout the country; if the current opposition collapsed over something like the death of Masood, new unrest would appear in a country where large minorities come from different tribes than the Taliban.
But equally, no one expects the current opposition nominally led by President Burhannudin Rabbani to roll back the Taliban.
Rabbani's period of rule in Kabul, with Masood as his defence minister, was as brutal and chaotic as the rest of the past two decades.
www.mail-archive.com /hizb@hizbi.net/msg29448.html   (1222 words)

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