Developments related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks:
-- Following talks in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with U.S. envoy James F. Dobbins, northern alliance foreign minister Abdullah said a U.N.-brokered conference on forming Afghanistan's power-sharing government "will be held outside Afghanistan," possibly as early as this week.
-- Foreign fighters loyal to Osama bin Laden were said to be preventing Taliban defenders from giving up the fight in Kunduz. One refugee, Ahmed Khan, said 150 Taliban had tried to surrender Friday, but were shot -- apparently by their own side -- as they walked toward northern alliance positions. Other refugees gave the same account but put the number higher, at 300.
-- In Kandahar, the Taliban appeared still in control despite a reported deal last week for their supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, to leave the city. The situation was said to be tense, and sources said the Taliban had extended the nighttime curfew to keep people off the streets.
-- Taliban fighters have peacefully withdrawn from an Afghan province near the border with Iran, an Afghan tribal representative said. A group of ethnic Pashtun tribal elders who opposed the Islamic militia persuaded the Taliban to pull out of western Farah province over the weekend, said spokesman Mohammed Yusuf Pashtun.
-- A judge in Spain filed formal charges against eight alleged al-Qaida members suspected of helping with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The suspects "were directly linked to the preparation and carrying out of the attacks perpetrated by 'suicide pilots,"' Judge Baltasar Garzon said in his order.
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