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July 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Warring factions will attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's protracted civil war. The Taliban Islamic militia, which had planned to boycott the talks in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, changed its decision at Pakistan's request, officials of the Pakistan foreign office said. The Taliban had refused to attend the meeting because its government is not recognized by all the mediating countries.
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July 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Warring factions will attend U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's protracted civil war. The Taliban Islamic militia, which had planned to boycott the talks in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, changed its decision at Pakistan's request, officials of the Pakistan foreign office said. The Taliban had refused to attend the meeting because its government is not recognized by all the mediating countries.
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WORLD
December 1, 2013 | By David Zucchino
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A simmering dispute between the U.S. and Afghan governments spilled over Sunday into a spat about whether U.S. and coalition forces have deliberately withheld fuel supplies from Afghan army and police units. A statement posted Sunday night on the website of Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States of "applying pressure and creating dependency" by cutting off fuel supplies to two or three army and police units. It quoted Afghan National Security Council officials as saying the alleged cutoff of "fuel and support services" had hampered security force operations.
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June 11, 2011 | By Hashmat Baktash and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
A roadside bomb Saturday killed 15 Afghan civilians, including eight children, in a volatile southern district where U.S. forces last year made a major push to dislodge the Taliban, provincial officials said. The blast was one of a series of attacks across the country that killed at least 21 people in 24 hours, including a Western service member who died in the south. The scene of Saturday's roadside bombing, Arghandab district in Kandahar province, saw heavy fighting in the summer and fall of 2010.
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September 14, 1998 | DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fears of a military clash between Iran and Afghanistan rose to new levels Sunday as the Afghan Taliban militia announced that it had taken control of an opposition stronghold with strong ties to Iran. Mullah Wakil Ahmad, chief spokesman for the Taliban, said its forces had seized Bamian, a town in central Afghanistan that is the capital of the country's Shiite Muslim minority.
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September 13, 1998 | Paula R. Newberg, Paula R. Newberg is author of "Judging the State," a study of constitutional politics in Pakistan. She was recently in Islamabad
During Gen. Mohammed Zia ul- Haq's decade-long martial law in the 1980s, Pakistan's banned politicians occasionally would congregate to lament the excesses of military rule. As they listed each abuse, the audience would chant, "Shame! Shame!" Then everyone would return to jail. When the army went back to its barracks, Pakistanis hoped that constitutional rule was back and the days of shame were over. They were wrong.
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