Afghan Taleban report advance against opposition
07:43 a.m. Sep 01, 1998 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic militia have captured 30 villages in a fresh offensive against opposition forces in the centre of the country, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said on Tuesday.
Iran Begins War Games Near Afghanistan Border
07:49 a.m. Sep 01, 1998 Eastern
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Some 70,000 Iranian troops launched major exercises on Iran's border with Afghanistan Tuesday as tension grew between the two countries, Iranian state radio reported.
Iran Troops Train Near Afghanistan
By Afshin Valinejad
Associated Press Writer
Tuesday, September 1, 1998; 8:33 a.m. EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- About 70,000 elite Iranian soldiers plan to hold exercises near the border with Afghanistan, where Tehran claims that the Taliban militia is holding 47 Iranians, a military official said today.
Afghan Taleban protests Rabbani invitation to NAM
08:09 a.m. Sep 01, 1998 Eastern
KABUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The Taleban Islamic government on Tuesday protested the Non-Aligned Movement's invitation to the ousted Afghan regime to attend the NAM summit in South Africa while the Taleban control more than 90 percent of Afghanistan.
Babar pleads for Taliban recognition
MARDAN: Former Interior Minister and PPP leader Major General (retd) Naseerullah Khan Babar has called for recognition of Taliban government as the student militia controls most of Afghanistan.
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