Mon 13 Jul 98 - 06:52 GMT
KABUL, July 13 (AFP) - Taliban forces have secured a major foothold in northern Afghanistan in a fresh bid to extend their hardline Islamic rule over opposition territory, independent sources said Monday.
Mon 13 Jul 98 - 17:13 GMT
ISLAMABAD, July 13 (AFP) - The leader of Afghanistan's Taliban on Monday warned neighbouring Tajikistan and Uzbekistan of "serious consequences" if they let the militia's opponents use their territory, the Afghan Islamic Press reported.
Taliban Army Moves in Afghanistan
By Zaheeruddin Abdullah
Associated Press Writer
Monday, July 13, 1998; 11:22 a.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban religious army advanced on an opposition stronghold today, days after breaking through enemy lines in northern Afghanistan and capturing Faryab province.
Bad Bargain in Afghanistan
The New York Times
July 13, 1998
Women are essentially under house arrest in Afghanistan. The Taliban, a fundamentalist Islamic group that runs most of the country, has issued edict after edict keeping women and girls from studying, working, receiving medical care and even leaving their homes.
US warns against travel to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON: The US State Department has issued a new travel advisory on Afghanistan warning its citizens to stay away from the embattled country.NNI
Row between Taliban, aid agencies continue
ISLAMABAD: The Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) of the United Nations and the Taliban will meet in Kabul today (Monday) to discuss host of issues including the Islamic militia's last month instructions to NGOs to move to Kabul Polytechnic College by the end of July, United Nations said.NNI
Pentagon weighs scrapping planned Pakistan drill
02:54 p.m Jul 13, 1998 Eastern
By Jim Wolf
WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Monday it may scrap a scheduled drill for elite U.S. special forces in Pakistan next month in a case that has raised questions about civilian oversight of the military.
Afghan town bombed after capture by Taleban
12:43 p.m. Jul 13, 1998 Eastern
KABUL, July 13 (Reuters) - The northwestern Afghan town of Maimana came under heavy jet bombing on Monday, a day after it was captured by the Taleban Islamic movement, aid workers said.
Iran deplores renewed fighting in Afghanistan
08:29 a.m. Jul 13, 1998 Eastern
TEHRAN, July 13 (Reuters) - Iran on Monday deplored renewed fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan after advances by the ruling Taleban Islamic militia against opposition forces backed by Tehran.
U.N. says more than one million Afghans need food aid
07:00 a.m. Jul 13, 1998 Eastern
ROME, July 13 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is expected to produce its best harvest in 20 years but more than one million people will need emergency food relief, United Nations food agencies said on Monday.
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