Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

RESPONSE TO TERROR | IN BRIEF / UNITED NATIONS

Afghan Women Return to Old Jobs in Kabul

November 17, 2001|Times Wire Reports

In a fresh sign of the change underway in Afghanistan as its Taliban rulers lose their grip, four Afghan women returned for the first time in five years Friday to their jobs at the Kabul office of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, U.N. officials said.

"We're delighted that they are back on the job," U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard said in New York.

The women had been barred from the UNHCR office since 1996, when the Taliban took over.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|