Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Afghanistan

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See also, Regional Affairs 2001

May 3: The ruling Taliban rejected a cease-fire proposal drafted by the top official of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR.) [5/4 FT]

May 4: The Taliban unleashed a major offensive outside of the city of Bomyou and pushed out the opposition group of Ahmad Shah Mas`ud. [5/5 NYT)

May 5: The Taliban issued a ruling to ban foreigners from drinking alcohol, eating pork, listening to loud music, and being in contact with members of the opposite sex. [5/6 WP]

May 18: American narcotics experts confirmed a UN report that the Taliban eradicated all production of opium. [5/20 NYT]

May 23: The ruling Taliban issued a decree by which religious minorities would have to wear marks to distinguish the minorities from the Muslim majority. [5/24 NYT]

The Taliban ordered all UN offices to be closed in retaliation for the UN's closure of Taliban in New York in accordance with UN sanctions imposed on the Kabul regime. [5/24]

May 31: The Taliban issued a ruling to bar female foreign aid workers from driving. [06/01 WSJ]

June 1: Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that in Kandahar, Taliban police had raided a hospital operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross and arrested several workers. …

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