Anti-Taleban Afghan delegation to retain U.N. seat
07:13 p.m Oct 20, 1998 Eastern
By Anthony Goodman
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The General Assembly's credentials committee recommended on Tuesday deferring a decision between rival claimants to Afghanistan's U.N. seat, thus leaving the incumbent anti-Taleban delegation in place, committee sources said.
Afghan opposition says aid flights can resume
07:15 a.m. Oct 20, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's anti-Taleban opposition said on Tuesday aid agencies could resume their suspended flights to the capital Kabul on fixed days and times without having to fear rocket attacks.
UN envoy arrives in Iran for Afghan talks
Tue 20 Oct 98 - 15:05 GMT
TEHRAN, Oct 20 (AFP) - The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, arrived here Tuesday for meetings with Iranian officials and leaders of the opposition to Afghanistan's Taliban militia, the UN office here announced.
UN special envoy leaves for Iran for Afghan talks
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi left for Tehran Tuesday for talks with Iranian leaders aimed at easing tensions between the Iranian government and Afghanistan's Taliban militia.
(Boxing) Afghan boxers banned from tournament over beards
Tue 20 Oct 98 - 08:20 GMT
KARACHI, Oct 20 (AFP) - Three Afghan boxers have been barred from an international contest opening here Tuesday because the tournament rules do not allow bearded boxers in the ring, a newspaper report said
Taliban refuse to offer apology for Iranians' killing: UN envoy
ISLAMABAD: The UN Secretary General's special envoy on Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi Monday said Taliban have expressed their regrets over the killing of Iranian diplomats but have refused to offer apology for the incident.
Kyrgyzstan returns intercepted weapons convoy to Iran
Tue 20 Oct 98 - 15:24 GMT
BISHKEK, Oct 20 (AFP) - Kyrgyzstan will return to Iran Tuesday a convoy of rail cars it intercepted earlier this month carrying some 700 tons of weapons disguised as humanitarian aid, Security Minister Missir Achirkulov said.
Taliban told to recognize all communities
By Hasan Akhtar
ISLAMABAD, Oct 19: UN secretary general's special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said here on Monday that he had made it clear to Afghan leader Mulla Omar during his recent visit to Kandahar that UN recognition of Taliban regime
UN offers 'security pact' to Taleban
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has offered a 'security sub-agreement' to the Taleban as the two sides opened talks on Monday over the obstacles facing UN staff operating in militia controlled areas, and discussed ways and means to remove them, a UN official said.
Brahimi stresses end to Afghan war
UN to push Iran, Taliban dialogue
From SIKANDER HAYAT
ISLAMABAD - UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Monday said that following the release of Iranian prisoners by Taliban, the tension between Iran and Afghanistan has eased.
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