>Taliban undecided on next round of talks with opposition
Thu 25 Mar 99 - 08:09 GMT
KABUL, March 25 (AFP) - Afghanistan's dominant Taliban militia are undecided over whether to take part in a second round of peace talks with the opposition, following meetings with UN special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi,
Taleban foes want transitional government
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A top official of the anti-Taleban alliance said Wednesday that the Taleban's insistence on being the rulers of Afghanistan was an obstacle to U.N.-sponsored peace talks.
Chasm Between Afghans Widens
By Kathy Gannon
Associated Press Writer
Wednesday, March 24, 1999; 3:46 p.m. EST
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's ruling Taliban may not participate in a second round of peace talks, a Taliban official said Wednesday, endangering a U.N.-brokered peace agreement.
Taliban, rivals swap 25 prisoners
PESHAWAR - Taliban and opposition swapped 25 prisoners each at Marco in Hussain Kot area near north of Kabul on Tuesday
U.S. Senate Panel Adopts Resolution Blocking Taliban From U.N.
Washington, March 23 (Bloomberg) The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted a resolution aimed at blocking the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan from obtaining a seat in the U.N. General Assembly as long as
Afghanistan cottage industry wins first position in Dubai exhibition
WASHINGTON (NNI): Afghanistan cottage industry has bagged the first position in Dubai exhibition.
Brahimi fails to convince Taliban on time frame for future talks
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The UN Afghan envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has failed to secure a time frame, for the next round of peace talks, from ruling Taliban militia, whose supreme leader said a decision in this regard would be
Northern Alliance rules out joining Taliban-led government
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The Northern Alliance in Afghanistan ruled out joining Taliban-led government in Afghanistan however, expressed willingness to sit with Taliban on a table to explore return of peace and security in
UN's Afghan peace drive runs into trouble
Brahimi-Omar talks inconclusive; foes not to join Taliban-led government
By AIMAL KHAN
PESHAWAR - UN special envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi's meeting with Mulla Omar, the founder of Taliban movement, Wednesday failed to bring any breakthrough in the nearly deadlocked UN-sponsored Afghan peace initiative.
WFP clarifies report on director visit to Kabul
ISLAMABAD (NNI): The World Food Programme has clarified press reports about the nature of the recent visit of WFP country director Mike Sackett to Kabul and said the visit was aimed at assessing food situation and the
The Ashkabad accord
Prof Khalid Mahmud
The Ashkabad accord has somehow been projected as a major breakthrough in the Afghan crisis. Above all, the official response in Islamabad has been rather euphoric. Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz gave the impression as if the