Afghan Taleban fight foes in north east
12:59 p.m. Oct 11, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Islamic Taleban militia were locked in heavy fighting with opposition forces for the second consecutive day on Sunday in the north east of the country, Afghan sources said. Taliban launch strikes against Masood: independent sources Sun 11 Oct 98 - 09:16 GMT
KABUL, Oct 11 (AFP) - Heavy fighting was reported north of Kabul Sunday as independent sources confirmed that Taliban warplanes had launched a wave of raids at the apparent start of a long-awaited autumn offensive against remaining opposition troops.
Afghan Taleban Says 10 Iranians Released
10:06 a.m. Oct 11, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taleban Islamic movement, Mullah Mohammad Omar, Sunday ordered the release of 10 Iranians held prisoners there, a Taleban spokesman said.
Taliban chief insists on UN envoy's visit to Afghanistan Sun 11 Oct 98 - 09:05 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (AFP) - Taliban chief Mulla Mohammad Omar Sunday renewed his demand that the UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi visit the hardline militia's Kandahar headquarters for talks on resolving an ongoing dispute with Iran, Afghan sources said.
Afghan Taleban Official Meets U.N. Peace Envoy
05:36 a.m. Oct 11, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - A representative of Afghanistan's Taliban militia Sunday met a U.N. envoy seeking to ease tensions between Iran and Afghanistan, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said.
Taliban Rules Weigh on Afghan Women
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Sunday, October 11, 1998; 1:30 p.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Concealed in giant swaths of blue cloth, an Afghan woman steps out of the shadows and whispers in accented English: ``I am an educator. Do you have a job for me, not in Kabul, in the provinces?''
Yeltsin says concerned by Afghan situation
07:07 a.m. Oct 11, 1998 Eastern
MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Russian President Boris Yeltsin said on Sunday he was concerned about the situation in Afghanistan, where fighting poses a threat to Russia's southern neighbours.
US urges Pakistan to persuade Taliban for broad-based Govt
WASHINGTON: The United States has urged Pakistan to persuade Taliban government accept a broad-based government in war-battered Afghanistan.
Ex-FM criticizes Pak diplomacy on Iran-Afghan tension
LAHORE: Pakistan's former foreign minister Sardar Asif Ahmad Ali has attacked country's diplomacy over Iran-Afghan border tension alleging inaction on the part of foreign office.
Pakistan backs UN, OIC mission on Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD: The Joint UN/OIC Mission led by Lakhdar Brahimi could play an important role in defusing tension between Iran and Afghanistan and paving the way for restoring durable peace in Afghanistan.
Managing Iran-Afghan crisis
The News: Jang (Opinion)
Dr Rifaat Hussain
Notwithstanding their professed desire for peace, the chances of an inadvertent war between feuding Iran and the Taliban-dominated Afghanistan have markedly increased. Last Thursday elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards clashed
US attack on Afghanistan?
The Nations (Editorials)
THE United States has said it does not rule out the possibility of another strike or military action against "terrorists" inside Afghanistan. Karl Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian
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