Masood denies involvement in rocket attacks on Kabul
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 18:23 GMT
KABUL, Sept 21 (AFP) - A spokesman for former Afghan defence minister Ahmad Shah Masood on Monday denied his opposition forces were responsible for a series of deadly rocket attacks on residential areas of Kabul.
10 people killed and 10 wounded in fresh rocket attack in Kabul
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 12:52 GMT
KABUL, Sept 21 (AFP) - At least 10 civilians were killed and another 10 wounded when a heavy rocket hit northern residential areas of the Afghan capital Monday afternoon, residents told AFP.
Afghan opposition denies attacking civilians in Kabul
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 10:46 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - The anti-Taliban alliance denied here on Monday targetting civilians in the Afghan capital Kabul, saying its forces only attacked military installations.
Rocket Slams Into Afghanistan Field
Monday, September 21, 1998; 6:48 a.m. EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A rocket slammed into an open field early today as rescue workers sifted through several neighborhoods in Kabul that were devastated by an earlier rocket barrage.
Voice of America
INTRO: ROCKET ATTACKS ON THE AFGHAN CAPITAL, KABUL, HAVE CONTINUED FOR A SECOND DAY, KILLING 10 AND INJURING SEVERAL OTHERS. THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES
Pakistan condemns rocket attack on Afghan capital
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 14:12 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Sept 21 (AFP) - Pakistan on Monday strongly denounced rocket attacks on Kabul that have claimed 76 lives in the past two days and urged the UN to condemn the "outrageous act," a foreign office spokesman said.
Albright, Iran Minister Meet
By Laura Myers
Associated Press Writer
Monday, September 21, 1998; 9:47 p.m. EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) --Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met with Iran's deputy foreign minister and other diplomats Monday in the highest level U.S.-Iranian diplomatic contact in two decades but there were no one-on-one direct talks between the two countries.
Iran Urges U.N., Pakistan To Press Afghan Rulers
07:13 p.m Sep 21, 1998 Eastern
By Paul Taylor
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called Monday for international pressure on the Taleban to get the militia that rules Afghanistan to halt killings and share power in a broad-based government.
Afghan neighbors agree to send UN envoy to diffuse crisis
Tue 22 Sep 98 - 00:06 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (AFP) - The neighbors of Afghanistan along with the United States and Russia agreed Monday to send a UN envoy to the region in a bid to reduce tensions between Iran and the Taliban.
Annan chairs crisis meeting on Afghanistan
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 21:42 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (AFP) - UN chief Kofi Annan on Monday chaired a crisis meeting on Afghanistan, attended by six of the country's neighbours plus the United States and Russia.
Iran calls for all-party negotiations on Afghanistan
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 20:29 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Monday called for all parties involved in the Afghanistan conflict to hold negotiations under UN and Islamic auspices.
Iran seeks Russian cooperation to "save" Afghanistan
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 13:58 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - Iran sought help from Russia on Monday to curb the Taliban militia's military advance in neighboring Afghanistan and help bring about the establishment of a broad-based government in Kabul.
Afghan neighbours, US and Russia meet in bid to avert war
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 22:17 GMT
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (AFP) - UN chief Kofi Annan on Monday chaired a crisis meeting on Afghanistan, aimed at preventing the Afghan war from spilling into an open conflict with Iran.
Iranian Sunnis demonstrate against Taliban, Pakistan
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 11:49 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (AFP) - Several hundred people, mostly Sunni Moslems, held a demonstration in southeastern Iran on Monday against the hardline Taliban militia and its main ally, Pakistan, Iran's state radio reported.
China concerned over Iran-Taliban situation
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 10:20 GMT
BEIJING, Sept 21 (AFP) - China is concerned about the current tension between Iran and the Islamic Taliban in Afghanistan, diplomatic sources said Monday.
Opposition lets rip bloody reminder Afghan conflict is far from over
Mon 21 Sep 98 - 10:03 GMT
KABUL, Sept 21 (AFP) - On the eve of high-level talks on Afghanistan, an opposition attack led to carnage on the streets of Kabul and served as a bloody reminder of the conflict which has torn the country apart for 20 years.
Afghan Gov'ts Seek U.N. Recognition
Monday, September 21, 1998; 2:30 a.m. EDT
By SCOTT NEUMAN
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a broad gesture of his right hand, Noorullah Zadran makes a sweeping motion over a wall-sized map of Afghanistan.
Iran adds airpower on Afghan border,marks Iraq war
07:59 a.m. Sep 21, 1998 Eastern
By Barry May
TEHRAN, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Iran added airborne firepower to a huge military build-up on the border with Afghanistan on Monday and readied commemorations of the start of an eight-year war with Iraq nearly two decades ago.
Pakistan, Iran need vision to avoid walking into Afghan trap
Dr. Jassim Taqui
ISLAMABAD - With the massing of 270,000 troops on the border with Afghanistan and the open involvement of Pakistan in the civil war of its northern neighbour, things seem to be set for some extremely serious development in the region that will spill doom everywhere.
Taliban seek security against threat from Iran
By AIMAL KHAN
PESHAWAR - Taliban officials based in Pakistan have sought security cover against the perceived threats to their lives and installations from the Iran-backed elements here.
United States wants to trap Iran in Afghanistan: Latif Afridi
Frontier Post Report
SEPTEMBER 21, 1998 MONDAY JAMADI-UL-AWAL 28, 1419
PESHAWAR - America wants to trap Iran in Afghanistan by increasing tension in the region through her agents but the Iranian government should abstain herself from attacking Afghanistan as its consequences would be horrible not
Taleban should talk to other groups to resolve Afghan conflict: US
The News: Jang
WASHINGTON: US Under-Secretary of State Carl Inderfurth has said that the only solution to the Afghan conflict is that Taleban hold talks with the representatives of other groups, find an amicable solution and form a government guaranteeing interest of all groups.
Afghan refugees asked to vacate Peshawar camp
ISLAMABAD, Sept 20: The NWFP government has asked Afghan refugees living in Nasir Bagh camp near Peshawar to vacate their houses so that much awaited Raigi Lalma Township Project could be launched.
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