Taliban steal Telegraph Diana fund Land Rovers
By Julian West in Islamabad
Sunday 6 September 1998 Issue 1199
TWO Land Rovers funded by donations to the Telegraph Princess Diana Memorial Fund from readers of The Telegraph have been stolen from a charity in Afghanistan by Taliban fighters.
Ousted Afghan President Rabbani visits Turkey
01:12 p.m Sep 06, 1998 Eastern
ANKARA, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Deposed Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, seen by the United Nations as his country's legitimate leader, met Turkish President Suleyman Demirel on Sunday.
Taliban prepares civilians for Iran war
By Rachel Bridge
Sunday 6 September 1998 Issue 1199
AFGHANISTAN'S Taliban militia has taken the unprecedented step of arming civilians in preparation for a possible attack by Iran.
Taliban has become Iran's worst nightmare
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 18:16 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 6 (AFP) - The mounting cross-border tension with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan has become a nightmare for Iran as it grapples to open up to the outside world and deal with its own political feuding.
Taliban vows to shed blood to repel any Iranian attack
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 14:40 GMT
ISLAMABAD, Sept 6 (AFP) - Taliban troops will defend Afghanistan with their blood if Iran mounts an attack on the war-torn nation, the hardline militia's spokesman Chief Mullah Muhammad Omar said Sunday.
Taliban would favour Saudi-Pakistani mediation in Iran crisis
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 18:52 GMT
DUBAI, Sept 6 (AFP) - A Taliban official in Saudi Arabia said Sunday that the Islamic militia controlling Afghanistan would welcome Saudi and Pakistani mediation to settle its escalating row with Iran.
Iran hopes Taliban will determine fate of diplomats in one week
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 12:19 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 6 (AFP) - The Taliban Islamic militia has promised Iran to determine the fate of 10 Iranian diplomats and a journalist missing in Afghanistan in one week, the Iranian foreign ministry said Sunday.
Iran rebuffs US warning to Afghanistan's neighbors
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 11:17 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 6 (AFP) - Iran on Sunday rebuffed a US call on Afghanistan's neighbors to avoid interfering in the war-torn country, accusing Washington of taking sides with the Taliban Islamic militia.
Iran unlikely to clash with Taliban in Afghanistan: daily
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 08:57 GMT
TEHRAN, Sept 6 (AFP) - Iran is unlikely to enter into a military confrontation with the Islamic Taliban militia in Afghanistan despite the rising tension between the two sides, a newspaper predicted here on Sunday.
Gulf newspapers warn against regional conflict
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 08:22 GMT
DUBAI, Sept 6 (AFP) - Gulf newspapers on Sunday warned against a regional conflict and called on Islamic countries to intervene to quell the escalating tension between Iran and Afganistan's Taliban militia.
US officials had plans to capture bin Laden in Afghanistan: report
Sun 06 Sep 98 - 05:03 GMT
WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (AFP) - The United States had plans for a raid inside Afghanistan to capture alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden months before the embassy bombings in Africa, the New York Times reported Sunday, quoting senior US officials.
Afghans not allowed to attend TNSM meeting
By IMTIAZ HUSSAIN
SEPTEMBER 6,1998 SUNDAY JAMADI-UL-AWAL 13 1419
PESHAWAR - The provincial government has decided to stop the Afghan refugees from attending a public meeting organised by Tehrik-i-Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Mohammadi (TNSM) at Jinnah Park today (Sunday). Highly placed sources
Iran Plans Move Against Taliban
Plight of Missing Diplomats Angers Tehran
By Kamran Khan
Sunday, September 6, 1998; Page A27
KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept. 5-Iran has warned Pakistan that it intends to take military action against the Taliban Islamic movement in Afghanistan because more than 40 Iranians disappeared in northern Afghanistan last month, a senior Pakistani official said today.
Road to Tehran
By Jim Hoagland
Sunday, September 6, 1998; Page C07
Chocolate cakes, anti-tank missiles and buttery words of praise were deployed by successive administrations to improve relations with Iran, to no avail. Now, fear and enmity may be succeeding where coaxing and offers of friendship fizzled.
We don't need Taliban-type Islam: Benazir
From Abid Butt
SARGODHA-Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said: 'We do not need Taliban type Islam'. We want a rich and prosperous Pakistan. She rejected the slogans of jehad in foreign lands and urged the government to wage jehad against poverty.
Afghan pictures fuel anti-American drive
KABUL-Pictures purporting to show the ruins of mosques and burnt pages from the Holy Quran in Afghan camps raided by the United States are being used by Islamists to whip up anti-American fervour in the Muslim World, says a report published in The Sunday Times.
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