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INTRO: THIS MONTH "THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION" PUBLISHED A SURVEY DOCUMENTING FOR THE FIRST TIME THE WIDESPEAD PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUFFERING INFLICTED ON WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN BY THE TALEBAN REGIME.
UN to send security mission to Kabul
Fri 28 Aug 98 - 05:52 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (AFP) - A UN team will visit the Afghan capital next week to see if it is safe for foreign staff to go back to work following last week's fatal shooting of a staff member, officials said Friday.
Voice of America
INTRO: THE GENEVA-BASED INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS SAYS IT WILL MAINTAIN ITS HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER RECEIVING SECURITY
Afghanistan ICRC still present
Following the recent events in Afghanistan, including the US air strikes, the ICRC has received security guarantees from the Taliban authorities and is maintaining its operation in the country.
Uzbek president worried by spread of radical Islam
11:08 a.m. Aug 28, 1998 Eastern
By Shamil Baigin
TASHKENT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, worried by the advance of Afghanistan's purist Taleban militia to his country's borders, said on Friday the world community should do more to prevent the spread of radical Islam.
FOCUS-Pakistan assures Iran help to find envoys
10:58 a.m. Aug 28, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assured an Iranian envoy on Friday of continuing help by Islamabad to find Tehran's diplomats missing in neighbouring Afghanistan, both sides said.
Trail of ``most wanted'' Bin Laden goes cold
06:53 a.m. Aug 28, 1998 Eastern
By Simon Cameron-Moore
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The trail of Osama Bin Laden, the man the United States says masterminded the East Africa embassy bombings, has gone cold.
Pak--Afghanistan agreement on telecom facilities
Thursday, 27-Aug-1998 23:11:57 PDT
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan Thursday signed a services agreement under which Pakistan will provide necessary assistance in extension of telecom services to Afghanistan through a newly established 120 Channels Digital Radio link between Peshawar and Kabul.
Pakistan closes down educational academies near Afghan border
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has ordered religious academic institutions in Peshawar, a city close to Afghanistan, to close down their business.
Wireless facility to Afghans
National security rendered vulnerable
By IMTIAZ HUSSAIN
PESHAWAR - Operation of wireless communication, by the Afghan factions, in the provincial capital for the last couple of months has become a hazard to the country's security.
Efforts on to reunite Dostam, Malik
By AIMAL KHAN
PESHAWAR - After facing humiliating defeat in northern Afghanistan at the hands of Taliban, some powerful quarters have become active to strike a rapproachement between the two Uzbek warlords and friend-turned-foes, Abdul Rashid Dostum and Abdul Malik.
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