Iran reports border clash with Taleban
Iran says its armed forces have clashed with the Afghan Taleban movement on the border between the two countries.
Iranian troops inflict "heavy casualties" on Taliban: Guards commander
Thu 08 Oct 98 - 12:09 GMT
TEHRAN, Oct 8 (AFP) - Iranian Revolutionary Guards inflicted "heavy casualties" on Taliban militia forces during a three-hour clash on the Iran-Afghanistan border on Thursday, a Guards commander said.
Iran In First Clash With Afghan Taleban
08:22 a.m. Oct 08, 1998 Eastern
By Barry May
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian troops clashed with Afghan Taleban forces Thursday in the first skirmish of a military standoff between the two neighbors, Iran's state television reported.
Taliban spokesman says Iranian accusation of incursion baseless
Thu 08 Oct 98 - 13:16 GMT
KABUL, Oct 8 (AFP) - The Taliban militia's senior spokesman Mawlawi Wakil Ahmad said Thursday Iranian claims of Taliban incursions were lies and "totally baseless."
Voice of America
INTRO: TALEBAN OFFICIALS IN AFGHANISTAN HAVE DENIED REPORTED IRANIAN CLAIMS THAT TALEBAN SOLDIERS OPENED FIRE (THURSDAY) ON IRANIAN FORCES AND THEY HAVE
U.S. doubts Iran will cross Afghan border
03:41 p.m Oct 08, 1998 Eastern
By Jonathan Wright
WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it doubted the shooting on the border between Iran and Afghanistan would lead to an Iranian incursion.
Marriage Taliban style: it's pretty grim
By CHRISTOPHER KREMMER in New Delhi
Sydney Morning Herald
Friday, October 9, 1998
When Mohammed Jawad weds Nadia, his fiancee of 13 months, in Kabul today, he will have no idea what she looks like.
UN envoy cautiously optimistic on efforts to ease Iran-Taliban tensions
Thu 08 Oct 98 - 13:01 GMT
TEHRAN, Oct 8 (AFP) - UN special envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi voiced cautious optimism here Thursday over a mission to help ease tension between Iran and the Taliban Islamic militia in Afghanistan.
UN to Taleban Afghan people have suffered enough
06:16 a.m. Oct 08, 1998 Eastern
By Barry May
TEHRAN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The United Nations' special envoy on Afghanistan said on Thursday he would tell the Taleban militia that the Afghan people had suffered enough.
Taliban-rivals war may break out anytime
By AIMAL KHAN & M.T. ALAM
PESHAWAR - A bloody war may break out anytime between the Taliban militia and the Northern Alliance forces in the north of ravaged Afghan capital, Kabul as front-line fighters are waiting for a green signal from their respective sides.
brahimi says iran's demands vis-a-vis taliban legitimate
tehran, oct. 8, irna -- the u.n. special envoy on afghanistan lakhdar brahimi said here on thursday that the international community supports iranian demands relating to the taliban and afghanistan. brahimi made the remark in a press
Osama bought N-weapons from Central Asia?
The News: Jang
LONDON: Osama bin Laden, accused of bombing two US embassies in East Africa, has acquired nuclear weapons from Central Asia, an Arabic newspaper in London reported. The exiled Saudi millionaire, who is based
Taliban responds to Saudi demand on Bin Laden
Date: 09-10-1998 :: Pg: 17 :: Col: c
By Kesava Menon
The Hindu Online
MANAMA (Bahrain), Oct 8.
So there is at least one Government, that of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which Afghanistan's Taliban militia will listen to. In a rare instance, the Taliban has indicated that they will respond to a stricture passed by another
Taliban want UN envoy to visit Afghanistan: Envoy
ISLAMABAD: Taliban have extended formal invitation to UN special envoy on Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi for talks on Iran-Afghan-border tension, a senior Taliban official said on Wednesday.
Taliban Said to Weigh Trial for Bin Laden
By DOUGLAS JEHL
The New York Times
October 8, 1998
CAIRO -- The Taliban movement in Afghanistan might consider putting Osama bin Laden on trial for a 1996 bomb attack that killed 19 American airmen in Saudi Arabia, a leading Saudi-owned newspaper reported Wednesday.
U.S. Hints More Strikes Vs. Bin Laden
By Tom Raum
Associated Press Writer
Thursday, October 8, 1998; 2:35 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Further U.S. missile attacks against the Afghanistan operations of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden are possible, the Clinton administration suggested Thursday. ``We will take those actions we believe are
Taliban reject coalition idea
Thursday 8th October, 1998
ABU DHABI (NNI): A top spokesman for Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia Wednesday rejected the idea of a coalition government in his country, reports daily the Emirates News.
13 Pakistanis among 31 PoWs killed in Bamiyan
PESHAWAR - Thirteen of the thirty-one prisoners, who were shot dead by the retreating Hizbe Wahdat militiamen outside the main city jail of Bamiyan, were Pakistanis when this strategic central Afghanistan province fell to Taliban about a month ago.
Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 284
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Date: 07 Oct 1998
UN Coordinator leaves
Alfredo Witschi-Cestari leaves Afghanistan on 7 October, after two eventful years as UN Coordinator. A final decision as to who will replace him has yet to be made, but in the meantime, Bronek Szynalski, Head of the WFP
Taleban Draw Active Chinese Response
Global Intelligence Update
October 8, 1998
Hong Kong's "Ming Pao" newspaper reported on October 7 that the Beijing Municipality recently issued a circular to all foreign- funded hotels, requiring they immediately report all information on new guests from Afghanistan, Egypt,
Half a Nation, Condemned
IN AMERICA / By BOB HERBERT
The New York Times: Editorial
October 8, 1998
Even as we overdose on the coverage of the frenzied, sex-based madness in Washington, the tragic subjugation of nearly the entire female population of Afghanistan goes scarcely noticed.
Dr Ijaz Hussain
The News: Jang (Opinion)
Despite being in control of the capital Kabul for the last two years and their control over 90 per cent of Afghanistan yet Taliban have received recognition neither bilaterally by a large number of individual states (as only three
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