Afghan Taliban order closure of UN's female-run bakeries
Wednesday, August 16 10:10 PM SGT
KABUL, Aug 16 (AFP) - The Afghan Taliban has asked the United Nations to close female-run bakeries selling subsidized bread to thousands of poor women and children here, UN officials said Wednesday.
Taleban shuts 'widow's bakeries'
The bakeries sell subsidised bread to poor women
By Kate Clark in Kabul
The Taleban have ordered the United Nations to close down bakeries run by women in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The bakeries employ 350 women and sell subsidised bread to 7,000 of the capital's poorest women.
Afghan source: Seven children killed in Taliban bombing
Dushanbe, Aug. 16, IRNA -- Seven children were killed Tuesday night when Taliban jet fighters bombed a hospital in the northeastern city of Talooqan, a senior opposition spokesman announced Wednesday.
US DEPT OF STATE: Daily press briefing
Story Filed: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 4:33 AM EST
QUESTION: Do you know anything about restrictions placed on Usama bin Laden by the Afghan -- by the Taliban leadership -- communications, recruiting, et cetera? I think this report has been circulating for a few weeks.
Afghan kids fly to Germany for medical treatment
KABUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) - An Afghan Ariana Airlines plane carrying 89 sick and disabled children left Kabul for Germany on Wednesday after a U.N. sanctions committee granted permission for the mercy flight, witnesses said.
MPs urged not to forget realities in decision making process
Tehran, Aug. 15, IRNA -- Majlis representative from Borujerd (Lorestan prov.) Ala'eddin Borujerdi here Tuesday called on MPs and those who formulate the nation's foreign policy not to forget current
Kyrgyzstan claims Bin Laden backing rebels
Aug 15 (BBC News) - Kyrgyzstan says Islamic gunmen who are fighting the Kyrgyz armed forces are being financed by the Saudi dissident, Osama Bin Laden, and the Taleban in Afghanistan.
Kyrgyz Military Pushes Back Rebels
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) -- After five days of fierce fighting in the mountains along the border with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan's troops pushed Islamic rebels out of the country Tuesday, the presidential press service said.
Pak to crack down on Arab militants: Sattar
The Times of India - August 14, 2000
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar has vowed to get tough with Arab militants living in Pakistan since the Afghan war against the Soviets in the 1980s, a report said.
Taliban ask UN envoy to be cautious in his remarks
ISLAMABAD (NNI): Afghanistans Taliban have asked the UN special envoy on Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell to be cautious about in his remarks and remain impartial and a good mediator.
Refugees are moved after attacks
By David Millward - The Daily Telegraph
SEVEN Afghan asylum-seekers have been forced to leave Hull after being attacked by local youths.
Some of the men, who had been staying in the city while their applications were being considered, had previously complained of
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