FOCUS-Afghan Taleban, foes begin prisoner swap
06:15 p.m Oct 29, 1998 Eastern
KABUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement and its opponents began swapping prisoners on Thursday after the two sides agreed to free 1,000 detainees each under the terms of a week-long truce, Taleban sources said.
Taliban and Masood free 106 prisoners, plan to swap 1,000 each
Thu 29 Oct 98 - 15:41 GMT
KABUL, Oct 29 (AFP) - Afghanistan's Taliban militia and the forces of opposition commander Ahmad Shah Masood released 106 prisoners Thursday after agreeing to free 1,000 prisoners each during a week-long ceasefire, Taliban officials said.
Afghan Taleban, foes to swap 1,000 prisoners
07:25 a.m. Oct 29, 1998 Eastern
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement and its opponents have agreed to free 1,000 prisoners each under the terms of a week's truce, a Taleban spokesman said on Thursday.
Afghan opposition leader urges political solution to war
Thu 29 Oct 98 - 14:24 GMT
YANGI QALA, Afghanistan, Oct 29 (AFP) - The last military commander standing up to the Taliban said Thursday talks were the only way to end the Afghan conflict, but raised doubts the Islamic militia could be brought to the negotiating table.
Taliban protests US visit by Afghan "war criminal"
Fri 30 Oct 98 - 00:01 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (AFP) - Afghanistan's ruling Taliban on Thursday protested a US visit by Abdul Malik, accused by the Islamic militia of responsibility for the deaths of 4,000 people.
Taliban Leader Says No Boys in Army
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, October 29, 1998; 6:37 p.m. EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- If he's too young to grow a beard, he's too young to join Afghanistan's Taliban religious army.
Pakistan recalls envoy from Kabul
The News: Jang
TEHRAN: Pakistan has called back Aziz Khan, its ambassador in Kabul, reports Radio Tehran on Wednesday. It said the decision was apparently made to appease the Saudi authorities, who are not at ease with the Taleban over
Kyrgyz to return intercepted arms cargo to Iran
07:26 a.m. Oct 29, 1998 Eastern
BISHKEK, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan, which intercepted an Iranian train with ammunition bound for Afghanistan's anti-Taleban opposition earlier this month, will send the lethal cargo back to Iran soon, Kyrgyz officials said on Thursday.
Gen Malik joins hands with Masood
By Aimal Khan
PESHAWAR - The Uzbek warlord General Abdul Malik has reached Panjshir valley, a strong hold of Ahmad Shah Masood, to join opposition forces against the Taliban.
King Zahir Shah re-launches peace mission
ISLAMABAD (NNI) - Former Afghan monarch Zahir Shah, has decided to play an active role to put an end to the ongoing civil war and restore lasting peace in the war-torn Afghanistan.
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