Taliban impose new code for non-Moslem Afghans
Thu 22 Oct 98 - 01:11 GMT
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct 22 (AFP) - Under a rigid new social code imposed by the Taliban Islamic militia, the nearly 50 Hindu families living in this southern Afghan city are required to wear a distinctive yellow piece of cloth.
Anti-Taliban commander Mosood to meet UN envoy in Tajikistan
Thu 22 Oct 98 - 14:21 GMT
DASHT-I-QALA, Afghanistan, Oct 22 (AFP) - Former Afghan defence minister and key anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Masood Thursday said he will meet United Nations special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in the Tajikistan capital Dushanbe.
Afghan opposition commander says he has taken out 1,000 Taliban
Thu 22 Oct 98 - 11:05 GMT
DASHT-I-QALA, Afghanistan, Oct 22 (AFP) - Afghan opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood said Thursday his troops had taken 1,000 Taliban fighters out of combat in the latest round of fighting.
Massoud: plus de 1.000 taliban hors de combats dans les derniers affrontements
Jeu 22 Oct 98 - 12h33 GMT
DASHT-i-QALA (Afghanistan), 22 oct (AFP) - Les troupes de l'opposition afghane ont mis hors de combats plus d'un millier de miliciens taliban au cours des récents affrontements, a affirmé jeudi à Dasht-i-Qala (nord de l'Afghaistan) le commandant Ahmed Shah Massoud.
China non-committal on Afghanistan's UN seat
Thu 22 Oct 98 - 09:18 GMT
BEIJING, Oct 22 (AFP) - China said Thursday the issue of whether Afghanistan's seat in the United Nations should go to the Taliban militia which controls most of the country should be resolved by UN member states.
U.S. Seeks Bin Laden's Expulsion
Thursday, October 22, 1998; 5:21 a.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is appealing to Afghanistan's Taliban movement to expel Saudi terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden from the country.
Afghan, U.N. Continue Kabul Talks
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, October 22, 1998; 4:26 a.m. EDT
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Afghanistan and the United Nations forged ahead in talks today aimed at returning the world body to the war-ravaged nation, which U.N. workers left nearly two months ago amid safety concerns.
Iran says Afghan Taleban still holding Iranians
07:21 p.m Oct 21, 1998 Eastern
TEHRAN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iran, involved in a military standoff with the Afghan Taleban, accused the Islamic militia on Wednesday of holding more Iranians and demanded their release, Iranian state television reported.
U.S. campaign for Afghan women's rights expanded
05:41 p.m Oct 21, 1998 Eastern
By Grant McCool
NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. women's rights activists on Wednesday called for increased economic and social pressure on Afghanistan's ruling Taleban militia to improve the treatment of women in the war-torn country.
UN, Iran review Afghan crisis, Brahimi visit
TEHRAN: The UN special envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi and the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Asia-pacific affairs Mohsen Aminzadeh in a meeting reviewed outcomes of Brahimi's recent visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan, reports IRNA.
Iran links talks with Taliban to broad-based Govt in Afghanistan
TEHRAN: Iran on Wednesday said it would hold talks with the Taliban militia after it accepted international community's demand of a cease-fire and a broad-based government in Afghanistan.
The enigma of Iranian diplomats
The Nations (Opinion)
Even the recent recovery of the bodies of the three remaining Iranian officials, who were killed on 8 August, 98, when Mazar-e-Sharif fell to Taliban, has failed to settle the mystery surrounding their
Taliban-UN to sign security agreement on Friday
ISLAMABAD: The United Nations and Afghanistan's dominant Taliban are set to sign an agreement on security arrangements for the UN personnel in Afghanistan, acting Afghan ambassador said on Wednesday.
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