Thu 09 Jul 98 - 15:25 GMT
QUETTA, Pakistan, July 9 (AFP) - Unidentified gunmen assassinated a former communist era Afghan defence minister in Quetta, capital of southwestern Pakistan's Baluchistan province Thursday, police said.
Thu 09 Jul 98 - 14:21 GMT
KABUL, July 9 (AFP) - Valuable relics from Afghanistan's rich cultural past that have survived years of looting are to go back on display in the capital's battered museum, officials said Thursday.
Thu 09 Jul 98 - 10:59 GMT
KABUL, July 9 (AFP) - The Taliban on Wednesday issued a strict ban on the attempted conversion of Afghan Moslems to any other religions, state-run radio Shariat announced.
Thu 09 Jul 98 - 08:43 GMT
KABUL, July 9 (AFP) - Foreign aid staff preparing to board a United Nations plane narrowly escaped death or serious injury early Thursday when a rocket crashed into the Taliban-held capital Kabul's airport, an AFP reporter saw.
iftikhar murshid and foreign minister kamal kharazi in
Egypt Jihad leader threatens US Mideast interests
10:49 a.m. Jul 09, 1998 Eastern
KUWAIT, July 9 (Reuters) - A leader of Egypt's banned Islamic Jihad group said in a rare interview published on Thursday that there was no alternative for Islamist groups to a holy war against American interests in the Middle East.
Taleban telly ban
The Taleban movement in Afghanistan has given residents 15 days to throw out their television sets, videos and satellite dishes in line with its version of Islam.
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