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Afghanistan

Afghanistan's Taliban Militia Claims Further Advances

Afghanistan's Taliban Islamic militia claims to have seized the province of Kapisa, northeast of Kabul. Taliban officials, quoted by the Afghan Islamic Press say troops of former Afghan president...

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Afghanistan

Afghan Peace Talks Fail 16/1/97

Three days of talks in Pakistan aimed at establishing peace in Afghanistan, have ended without progress. The meeting, under the auspices of the United Nations, brought together the alliance opposed...

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Iraq

Major Turkish Operation against Kurdish Rebels in Northern Iraq

Turkish government forces claim to have killed 72 Kurdish separatists in a major operation in northern Iraq. Officials in Diyarbakir, the main town in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey, say 29...

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Afghanistan

Wheat prices soar in Afghanistan after Pakistani ban

Wheat prices have soared in Afghanistan, following a decision by neighbouring Pakistan to ban wheat exports. Officials said the cost of a standard bag of wheat flour in the capital, Kabul, had jumped...

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Russia

Last Russuian Combat Troops Withdraw from Chechnya

Russian Security Council Secretary Ivan Rybkin says the last of Russia's combat troops have withdrawn from Chechnya. Interfax newsagency quotes Mr Rybkin as saying responsibility for maintaining...

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DR Congo

More than six thousand killed in Goma

Relief workers in eastern Zaire have revised their estimate of the death toll in the Goma area. They say six-thousand-321 bodies of Rwandan Hutu refugees and Zairean natives have been buried since...

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DR Congo

Zaire President vows to rebuild his country

Zaire's President Mobutu has vowed to rebuild his country during a speech delivered upon his return from a four-month absence for cancer treatment. Mr Mobutu was in the capital, Kinshasa, for the...

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Somalia

Fierce Fighting in Mogadishu

Fighting has engulfed the Somali capital, Mogadishu after a mortar shell killed 13 people and wounded 29 at the sprawling Bakaraha market. North Mogadishu strongman, Ali Mahdi Mohamed, sent his...

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DR Congo

More Doubt on Future of Multi-National Force Zaire Force

The prospects for a multinational military force in eastern Zaire have been further dimmed by comments by its commander. Lieutenant-General Maurice Baril has suggested there's NO longer any need for...

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DR Congo

Canada Says Multinational Force May not be Needed

Canada says the sudden movement of thousands of Rwandan refugees from Zaire and Tanzania to their homeland has all but eliminated the need for a multinational mission to Central Africa. Canadian...

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DR Congo

Amnesty claims 500 refugees massacred

Amnesty International claims a Tutsi-dominated armed group massacred 500 Rwandan refugees and displaced Zaireans last week in eastern Zaire. The human rights organisation says members of the Alliance...

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DR Congo

Fresh fighting in eastern Zaire forces refugees to flee

Renewed fighting has been reported in eastern Zaire where an estimated 700-thousand refugees are believed to be on the move. A United Nations refugee agency spokesman says reports have been received...

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