April 19, 1992 |
Ousted President Najibullah spends what may well be the last days of his life in a small room with a television and a radio. There are only a few chairs, enough for his trusted brother and the two generals who remain by his side. Every hour he sits, he waits to learn whether he will live or die. Holed up in a loosely guarded U.N.
October 14, 1985 |
The people of Zanzibar went to the polls Sunday to elect a new island president and a 50-member regional legislature. More than 200,000 are eligible to cast yes-or-no votes for Idris Abdul Wakil, 60, the sole candidate for the presidency of Zanzibar, part of Tanzania.
February 16, 1988 |
Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Abdul Wakil arrived from Damascus, Syria, on Monday on a tour of Islamic countries to brief officials on recent developments in his country including Moscow's announcement last week on troop withdrawals, the state-run news agency Petra said.
March 10, 1988
Afghan Foreign Minister Abdul Wakil rejected the U.S. position that Moscow cut off military aid to Kabul as soon as the United States stops aiding Afghan insurgents. Wakil said at talks in Geneva that his government expects Soviet military and other aid to continue even after a Soviet troop withdrawal. Moscow's position on the point is unclear.
July 29, 1989 |
At least 10 people were killed and 19 were wounded Friday when Muslim rebels fired a salvo of rockets into Kabul, the official Bakhtar news agency said. U.N. sources said they counted 16 explosions, some in the Mikrorayon district where many government officials live. One rocket passed overhead as Foreign Minister Abdul Wakil left the Kabul airport after returning from a trip to Ethiopia. He was in no danger, but the rocket blew up nearby.