Afghan Taleban, foes prisoner swap suspended-AIP
07:05 a.m. Oct 30, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement and its foes have suspended an exchange of prisoners because of wrangling and shooting, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said on Friday.
Red Cross returns bodies of Taleban prisoners
The International Red Cross in Afghanistan has recovered the bodies of four Taleban prisoners from the Panjshir Valley, the stronghold of the veteran anti-Taleban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, and taken them to Kabul.
Senior Taleban members publicly punished in Afghanistan
Three senior Taleban officials in Afghanistan have been publicly whipped for embezzlement and accepting bribes.
The punishments were administered in Kabul sports stadium in front of thousands of people.
Afghan Taleban lash own men for embezzlement
08:29 a.m. Oct 30, 1998 Eastern
KABUL, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban movement on Friday lashed three of its senior officials including a former member of the religious police for embezzlement and bribery in front of thousands at the Kabul sports stadium.
INSIDE STORY: AFGHANISTAN ETHNIC CLEANSING
When the Taliban took Mazar-i-Sharif in August, they were bent on revenge. The radical Sunni militia killed at least 6,000 Shia civilians. An Asiaweek exclusive.
By Michael Winchester
Week of November 6, 1998
Part 1: ETHNIC CLEANSING
THE CRACK OF RIFLE fire was nothing new for Amirshah. After all, he had been defending the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif against the advancing Taliban for long enough. What worried him was that the rifle fire was coming
Afghan aid boycott puts child charity in peril
BY MICHAEL DYNES
The Times of London
October 30 1998
POLITICAL correctness in Brussels is threatening to wipe out nearly two decades of humanitarian work by one of the oldest British aid agencies in Afghanistan.
Focusing on the Tragedy of Afghan Women
By Judy Mann
Friday, October 30, 1998; Page E03
This is a column about the living dead: the women of Afghanistan who are suffering under one of the most viciously anti-female regimes ever to grip a country, women who have been forced into virtual house arrest while much of the world has looked the other way.
The shift in U.S. policy
Date: 31-10-1998 :: Pg: 12 :: Col: c
By Qamar Agha
The Hindu Online
THE strategically important Islamic region of Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan is in for a dramatic shift in the balance of power. In the last few months, the United States, has slowly begun to move away from Afghanistan
Ditched but proud Afghans
The News: Jang (Opinion)
Kamal Hyder Khan
People are struggling to barely survive. Not having any anesthesia they inject artopin and diazepam before surgery. Dr Mustapha who is head of the surgery department looked at me and said, "what is the use of asking so many
The Pashtun side of the story of Balochistan
OCTOBER 30, 1998 FRIDAY
Khalid Khan Kakar
My aim in writing this article is to clear the thick clouds of doubt created by Tariq Rahman in his subject entitled "The Baluchi/Brahvi language movement in Pakistan published the monthly current affairs digest of October 1997 whereby
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