Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

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Oct. 20: Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's representative to Afghanistan, announced that he would no longer play an active role in peace efforts because the Taliban and Afghanistan's neighboring countries were not cooperating with UN efforts to find a political solution. [10/21 NYT]

Oct. 29: The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported that Saudi millionaire Usama bin Ladin had sent the Taliban leaders a letter in which he offered to leave Afghanistan if he was guaranteed safe conduct and his destination was kept secret. [10/30 NYT]

Nov. 2: A spokesman for the Taliban reported that Saudi millionaire Bin Ladin would most likely remain in Afghanistan because the United States had rejected Bin Ladin's offer to leave Afghanistan for a secret destination. (11/3 NYT, WP]

Nov.10: In the south, thousands of demonstrators protested outside of UN offices in opposition to UN sanctions that were scheduled to take effect on 14 November if the Taliban did not surrender Saudi millionaire Bin Ladin to the United States or a third country to be tried for his alleged role in the bombings of US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 7 August 1998. [11/11 WP]

Nov. 12: In Kabul, a car owned by former Taliban Information Minister `Amir Khan Nuttaqi exploded. …

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