Heavy fighting in northern Afghanistan
Mon 23 Nov 98 - 14:52 GMT
KABUL, Nov 23 (AFP) - Heavy fighting was reported Monday north of the strategically important Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan amid conflicting reports surrounding gains made by opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood.
Shi'ite defector seeks role in Taleban government
10:09 a.m. Nov 23, 1998 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A Shi'ite opposition leader who defected to the Taleban said on Monday that he hoped his ethnic Hazara community would be given a fair role in a future Taleban government.
Renewed fighting in Afghanistan overshadows Jalal peace mission
ISLAMABAD: The peace mission of advisor to the Saudi Royal family and a prominent Afghan businessman, Syed Jalal, is said to have suffered a setback following the eruption of fresh fighting between the rival Afghan factions at different fronts.
Taliban claim gains in northeast
PESHAWAR, Nov 22: Afghanistan's dominant Taliban militia on Sunday claimed that its forces had gained ground in northeastern Nahrin district which was captured by opposition forces last week, Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.
UNESCO chief urges end to Afghan rights abuses
09:27 a.m. Nov 23, 1998 Eastern
PARIS, Nov 23 (Reuters) - UNESCO chief Federico Mayor on Monday urged the international community to act to stop human rights abuses by Afghanistan's purist Islamist Taleban rulers rather than just talk about it.
Taliban Chief seeks Islamic groups' help for enforcement of Shariah
ISLAMABAD: Taliban's supreme leader, Mulla Muhammad Omar has sought help of the international Islamic organizations for implementation of "Shariah" in Afghanistan.
UN-Taliban row affect widows, orphans
ISLAMABAD, Oct: Controversy over the return of the United Nations international staff to Kabul and Taliban are multiplying the miseries of thousands of widows and orphans in the Afghan capital.
UN team leaves for Bamiyan on Monday
ISLAMABAD: A United Nations team will leave for central Afghanistan today (Monday) to assess the food supply and security situation in Bamiyan and Hazarajat, UN sources said on Sunday.