Afghan Taliban jet defects to opposition
Friday, August 4 8:45 PM SGT
KABUL, Aug 4 (AFP) - A pilot of Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia has defected with his jet to the opposition, an opposition spokesman said Friday.
Taliban Leader Urges Peace Amid Fighting In Afghanistan
Friday, August 4 6:57 PM SGT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)--The reclusive leader of the ruling Taliban militia on Friday again urged opposition fighters to lay down their arms for peace in the war-ravaged country as heavy fighting raged in the north between the warring factions.
U.N. Continues Effort to Reverse Taliban Edict
Thursday, August 03, 2000 2:59 PM EST
UNITED NATIONS (Aug. 3) XINHUA - The United Nations is continuing negotiations with the Taliban warring party in Afghanistan in an attempt to reverse the latter's edict barring Afghan women from working with U.N. agencies and non-
Afghani asylum seeker's appeal upheld
Friday, August 04, 2000 5:17 AM EST
AUG 4, 2000, M2 Communications - A 35-year-old Afghani father of eight has won his appeal for asylum in the UK.
US DEPT OF STATE: U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghanistan; Press Statement by Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Thursday, August 03, 2000 5:00 PM EST
AUG 3, 2000, M2 Communications - The U.S.-Russia working group on Afghanistan met in Washington August 1 - 2, 2000. The meetings took place at the suggestion of Secretary of State Albright and Russian Foreign Minister Ivanov, to whom
Ravages of war
Animal preserve in Afghanistan is victim of neglect
The Dallas Morning News
KABUL, Afghanistan – The lonely old lion is blind from a grenade blast. There are two mangy monkeys and a clubfooted bear. A pair of emaciated wolves pace restlessly in a squalid cement cage.
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