Taliban say Maimana remains in militia hands
Sat 23 Jan 99 - 04:22 GMT
KABUL, Jan 23 (AFP) - Taliban authorities said Saturday that Maimana in far north west Faryab province remains in the hands of the militia.
Killings over egg-breaking competition
Tension mounts in Afghan province
By AIMAL KHAN
PESHAWAR - A controversy has arisen between the Taliban and the Gurbaz tribe of Khost province in Afghanistan, following an armed clash. The tribesmen are demanding the arrest and subsequent hanging of the culprits involved in the
Taliban deny opposition's claim of gains
The News: Jang
PESHAWAR: The Taliban militia on Friday denied claims of successes by an opposition grouping in Afghanistan's northern provinces, Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported. The AIP quoted the Taliban-run Bakhtar news agency as
Taleban hope to restore electricity from Uzbekistan
11:45 a.m. Jan 23, 1999 Eastern
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban government will soon talk to neighbouring Uzbekistan about restoring electric power supplies to northern Afghanistan, a Taleban minister said on Saturday.
Taliban Leader Rejects Peace Talks
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Friday, January 22, 1999; 6:24 p.m. EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- The Taliban's supreme leader ruled out peace talks with his opponents in Afghanistan on Friday, saying he no longer trusts them.
Taliban asked to stop providing sanctuary, training to terrorists
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has asked Taliban to stop providing sanctuary and training to international terrorists and their organizations.
Afghan Taleban sees Moslem rulers erring on beard
10:33 a.m. Jan 23, 1999 Eastern
KABUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A senior official of Afghanistan's Taleban government said on Saturday some Moslem rulers were violating Islamic injunctions to grow long beards.
Mulla Omar denies ISI, US support to Taliban
KANDAHAR: Taliban supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar has dispelled the impression of having backing of Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan army and the United States.
Pak, Turkmen FMs to visit Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkmenistan will launch joint efforts for restoration of lasting peace in the war-shattered Afghanistan and foreign ministers of both the countries will visit Afghanistan next week, official sources said on Friday.
Meeting reviews Afghan situation, Pak-India ties
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting at the Prime Minister House, which reviewed the regional situation with particular focus on Afghanistan and the Pak-India relations.
Two children burnt to death
KARACHI: Two children were burnt to death in a fire that broke out in the huts of an Afghan refugee settlement in Sohrab Goth on Friday morning.
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