Afghan Taleban frees 250 as festival gesture
01:08 p.m Jan 07, 1999 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement government on Thursday released more than 250 opposition prisoners as a gesture of goodwill before the Moslem festival of Eid al-Fitr, the official Kabul radio said.
Afghan Taleban rejects opposition truce offer
02:00 p.m Jan 07, 1999 Eastern
ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ruling Taleban on Thursday rejected an opposition offer for a ceasefire and an interim government to end a two-decade-old civil war.
Afghan opposition offers truce
ISLAMABAD, Jan 6: Afghanistan's opposition alliance fighting the Taliban government on Wednesday proposed a ceasefire and an interim administration as a way to end the country's prolonged civil war.
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INTRO: THE U-N WORLD FOOD PROGRAM HAS BEATEN THE WEATHER IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN, HAVING FINISHED PASSING OUT EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLIES JUST AS THE
UN's WFP delivers food to Afghanistan
06:50 a.m. Jan 07, 1999 Eastern
ROME, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s food aid agency, the World Food Programme, said on Thursday it had completed a three-week delivery of emergency food aid to 120,000 people in Afghanistan as the first snow fell in the centre of the country.
UN protests to Iran over refugees' evacuation, sends delegation Taliban appeal for UN aid
ISLAMABAD: The United Nation has sent a three-member delegation to Iran on a three-day visit for talks on UNHCR's relief activities in the war-shattered neighboring Afghanistan, after protesting against forcible evacuation of.
Afghan groups exchange fire near Kabul
The News: Jang
ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan's Taliban militia and opposition troops have traded artillery fire in the north of capital Kabul, breaking days of lull in fighting, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported Wednesday. The clashes occurred
AI asks Pakistan to ensure protection of Afghan intellectuals
ISLAMABAD: Amnesty International has called on Pakistan authorities to probe into series of killing of the exiled Afghan intellectuals.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Date: 07 Jan 1999
Afghanistan Weekly Update No. 296
Tragic Death of a UN Colleague
It is with deep regret and sorrow that we inform friends of Afghanistan of the sudden and untimely death of Bill Bergquist, a longtime UN colleague in Afghanistan. Bill died through an accident, at 02.50 on 1 January, in
Resolving Afghan imbroglio - II: Time for a serious dialogue
By Ameen Jan
The United States, with whom relations had been cool ever since the end of the cold war, now increasingly views Pakistan as a state whose actions contribute to the growth of international terrorism and violence.
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