Taliban Army Claims Rebuffed Attack
Saturday, July 25, 1998; 6:18 a.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Taliban religious army fought off attacking opposition forces with rocket and artillery fire, killing at least 35 fighters, including a general, Taliban sources said.
Sat 25 Jul 98 - 12:16 GMT
KABUL, July 25 (AFP) - A senior Taliban official on Saturday said foreign aid groups expelled from the Afghan capital were welcome to return but only under stiff terms set out by the hardline militia.
Sat 25 Jul 98 - 09:40 GMT
KABUL, July 25 (AFP) - Television thieves masquerading as Taliban religious police have forced the Moslem militia to stop night raids in the Afghan capital and set up a special helpline, official radio said Saturday.
Taleban says forced home entry not authorised
07:52 a.m. Jul 25, 1998 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, July 25 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement said on Saturday it had not authorised its religious police or security forces to force their way into private homes at night to confiscate or destroy banned television sets
UN Eyes Return of Afghan Aid Groups
Friday, July 24, 1998; 9:21 p.m. EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says it's trying to negotiate the return of international aid groups to the Afghan capital and will meet with the Taliban in Pakistan on Saturday.
Asian countries sign agreement on drug-free zone
06:38 a.m. Jul 25, 1998 Eastern
By Stephen Powell
MANILA, July 25 (Reuters) - Nine Asian states, including countries of the infamous opium-growing Golden Triangle, on Saturday signed a landmark agreement to work towards abolishing drug production.
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