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23 Sep 1998 description

ISLAMABAD, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic movement said on Wednesday it had seized control of a key road between Kabul and Bamiyan town in central Afghanistan after routing opposition Hezb-i-Wahdat forces.

The Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) news agency quoted a Taleban spokesman as saying the opposition fighters put up stiff resistance at a few places but were defeated by the militia.

Taleban forces have been trying to consolidate their gains in central Afghanistan since capturing Bamiyan from the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Hezb-i-Wahdat faction this …

23 Sep 1998 description

By Anthony Goodman

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The Security Council =A0on Wednesday hopes to adopt a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Kosovo and talks on a peaceful solution to the crisis in Serbia's mainly ethnic Albanian province.

Only China's agreement was still uncertain on the Anglo-French draft that the United States believes moves NATO members closer to military intervention in Kosovo.

Serbia's traditional ally Russia, which previously balked at a resolution under the mandatory Chapter VII provisions of the U.N.

23 Sep 1998 description

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HURRICANE GEORGES INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 32A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT WED SEP 23 1998

...GEORGES MOVING OVER THE WINDWARD PASSAGE...

23 Sep 1998 description

KHARTOUM, Sept 23 (Reuters) - A Sudan army spokesman said Khartoum's forces had killed more than 70 Ugandan troops in recent fighting in southern Sudan, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Another newspaper quoted an official as saying that Eritrea fired shells into eastern Sudan on Monday, killing one person and wounding nine -- including an employee of the Sudanese Red Cross at a refugee camp run by the United Nations.

The official Al-Anbaa newspaper quoted army spokesman Lieutenant General Abdel Rahman Sir al-Khatim as saying that Sudan's army was in control of all battle …

23 Sep 1998 description

By Nizam Ahmed

DHAKA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Many Bangladeshis refused to leave flood shelters as waters receded on Wednesday, preferring to stay in the disease-ridden camps than return to their destroyed homes.

As the country re-emerged from its biggest floods in history, revealing the full devastation, refugees in flood shelters in the capital, Dhaka, appeared divided on whether to return home.

Some people were leaving the shelters on Wednesday as asked by authorities, and others had already left on their own accord because of poor sanition and spreading disease.

But many felt …

23 Sep 1998 description

Closed-door arguments began in Iran's parliament over the deaths of eight diplomats and a journalist last month in neighboring Afghanistan by troops of the ruling Taliban movement. As the lawmakers assembled in Tehran, the capital, the government underscored its readiness for retaliation by sounding air-raid sirens. Iran has massed 270,000 troops on the Afghan border. In response, the Taliban has deployed missiles that a spokesman said would be "used well" if Iran attacked.

22 Sep 1998 description
report UN Security Council


S/1998/883
I. INTRODUCTION

1. On 21 May 1997, the Security Counci met to discuss how to improve protection for humanitarian assistance to refugees and others in conflict situations. The President of the Security Council subsequently issued a statement on 19 June 1997 (S/PRST/1997/34) summarizing the conclusions and recommendations of the debate and encouraging the Secretary-General to study the matter further. The present report has been prepared in response to that request.

22 Sep 1998 description

Permanent Mission of St. Kitts & Nevis
To the United Nations
141 East 75th Street
57th Floor
New York NY 10021

Phone: (212) 535-1234
Fax:=09(212) 535-6854

NATIONAL DISASTER IN THE FEDERATION OF ST. KITTS & NEVIS

Address to the Nation by
Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas

22 Sep 1998 description

SITUATION UPDATE ON THE MONTSERRAT VOLCANIC EMERGENCY
Update#: 51

22 Sep 1998 description

1.0 THE EVENT

Hurricane Georges passed over the islands of the Northeastern Caribbean on September 20 - 21, 1998 between late Sunday night and continuing into Monday morning. Maximum sustained winds was 115 mph with higher gusts of up 150 mph.

At 1500 hours today, the center of Hurricane Georges was located at 18.3 degrees North and 69.1 degrees West. The system is currently continuing in a WNW direction at 12 kt with maximum sustained winds of 105 kt with higher gusts. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas.

22 Sep 1998 description

The following statement is attributable to John Mills, Spokesman for the Office of the Iraq Programme
There were no new oil contracts approved by the Oil Overseers in the period 12 to 18 September. The number of oil contracts approved in the current 180 day phase remains at 57 for a total of 298,505,000 barrels. One contract remains pending due to the lack of supporting documents.

During the reporting period, there were 13 loadings totalling 14.7 million barrels with an estimated value of $182 million. The

22 Sep 1998 description

appeal no. 26/98
situation report no. 1
period covered: 1 - 15 September 1998

22 Sep 1998 description

Press Release - SG/SM/6713, 22 September 1998

22 Sep 1998 description

(Bacon says issue will emerge at ministerial in Portugal) (700)

22 Sep 1998 description

WASHINGTON September 22, 1998, 6:00 p.m. EDT - Based on National Hurricane Center predictions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Florida officials are bracing for the possibility Hurricane Georges may strike that state by the end of the week. Meanwhile, FEMA and island officials are assessing the damage the storm left on the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Both Caribbean islands received emergency declarations on September 21; additional forms of federal aid will be determined as damage assessments are complete. So far, preliminary reports from the U.S.