Just noticed this over Shacknews.
There is a Counter-Strike Q&A on ComputerGames.ro, which has Valve's Erik Johnson answer some questions about the ever popular Half-Life modification. One of the things mentioned, is that CS 1.6 will actually have new weapons and a riot shield (previously announced for Counter-Strike: Condition Zero).
Computer Games Romania: Do you plan to include new weapons, maps, models or options or will you just fix the bugs from the current version?
Erik Johnson: We'll be adding the Famas, Galil, and Riot Shield to Counter-Strike 1.6. There are a number of smaller changes, but these three will have the greatest effect on gameplay.
There is no release date mentioned for the new Counter-Strike but you can count on it crashing the Internet again.
News source: Shacknews