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9/8/1998 - Iran to Use Non-Military Efforts to Defeat Taliban
Representatives from the Iranian government have said that they will not engage in military battles with the Taliban militia, but will instead pursue more "prudent" efforts to stifle the repressive regime....

9/4/1998 - Amnesty International Accuses Taliban of Murdering Thousands
In a press statement made Thursday, Amnesty International said that Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban regime "deliberately and systematically killed thousands of ethnic civilians" and may have murdered 10 Iranian diplomats and a journalist during their military takeover of the city of Mazar-i-Sharif last month....

9/3/1998 - Taliban, U.S. Company Sign $240 Million Contract
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8/31/1998 - U.N. Tells Afghan Factions to End Fighting, Human Rights Abuses
In a unanimous resolution issued last Friday, members of the United National Security Council ordered all Afghan factions to cease fighting, "cooperate with the aim of creating a broad-based and fully-representative government" and resume negotiations "without delay and preconditions." The resolution also condemned the Taliban's mass abuse of "large groups of the population and other forms of mass persecution," including the repression of girls and women....

8/31/1998 - Women's, Human Rights Groups Use Internet to Fight Abuses
Next week, international human rights activist Jean-Paul Marthoz of Human Rights Watch will address an "Outlook for Freedom" conference in Budapest about the many ways that non-governmental organizations, women's rights, and human rights organizations are using the Web to educate and inform citizens about human rights abuses....

8/25/1998 - International Women's Alliance Condemns Religious Fundamentalism, Extremism
At a weekend meeting in Copenhagen regarding the status of women's rights around the world, the International Women's Alliance called for an end to religious fundamentalism and extremism....

8/24/1998 - Unocal Suspends Afghan Pipeline Project, But Makes No Promises on Women
California-based oil company Unocal announced last Friday that it has revised its position regarding a proposed gas pipeline that would run from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and could earn the repressive Taliban regime in excess of $100 million annually....

8/21/1998 - Taliban Says bin Laden Alive
Afghanistan's fundamentalist, repressive Taliban regime claims that U.S....

8/21/1998 - Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Another Burns U.S. Flag
Just hours after yesterday's missile strikes on a nearby pharmaceutical plant and terrorist training centers in Afghanistan, dozens of angry Sudanese attacked the abandoned United States embassy in Khartoum....

8/20/1998 - Clinton Orders Military Strikes Against Terrorist Facilities in Afghanistan, Sudan
The U.S today launched military strikes against a terrorist base in Afghanistan and a chemical weapons facility in Sudan affiliated with Osama bin Laden, a major funder of anti-U.S....

8/20/1998 - Taliban Continues to Shelter Suspected Terrorist: U.S. Embassies Face Bomb Threats
Speaking at a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Taliban acting Foreign Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan said that if the U.S....

8/19/1998 - Albright Urges Taliban to Release Embassy Bombing Suspect
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright addressed Taliban officials today at a news conference in Kenya....

8/19/1998 - Suspects In U.S. Embassy Bombings Linked to Taliban
Mohammed Saddiq Odeh, a 34-year-old Palestinian man from Jordan, allegedly confessed to Pakistani officials that he planned the August 7 bombings of U.S....

8/19/1998 - Taliban-Linked Radical Islamic Groups Threaten U.S.
Two radical, militant Islamic groups, the "Islamic International Front for Fighting Jews and Crusaders" and the "Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places," sent statements to London-based Arabic newsdaily....

8/18/1998 - Anti-Taliban Claim Recapture of Important Town
Anti-Taliban opposition forces have recaptured the town of Khawjah Ghuar, according to an opposition spokesperson....

8/14/1998 - Gay Men Tortured and Killed by Taliban
According to several European physicians interviewed last spring in Kabul, Afghanistan....

8/12/1998 - Taliban Again Seeks UN Recognition, Pipeline Project
Afghanistan's fundamentalist Taliban regime seized control of the northern city of Pul-e-Kumri today, one of the last remaining opposition military strongholds in the country....

8/11/1998 - Islamic Scholars Join Taliban
Over 100 young Afghan scholars from Islamic Seminaries in Pakistan were sent to Afghanistan after the Taliban captured the city Mazar-i-Sharif from the northern opposition....

8/10/1998 - Taliban Officials Deny Kidnapping of Iranian Diplomats
Iranian officials announced that they believe the fundamentalist Taliban regime was involved in the kidnapping of 11 Iranian diplomats in Northern Afghanistan The abductions followed the Taliban's capture of the city of Mazar - I - Sharif from Iranian-backed opposition forces....

8/5/1998 - Report Reveals Firsthand Accounts of Afghan Women's Health Under the Taliban Regime
Physicians for Human Rights has published a report, "The Taliban's War on Women," that details first-hand accounts of the everyday impact of the militant regime's policies concerning the health, well-being, and economic survival of their female citizens....

8/4/1998 - UN-Taliban Talks Fail
A United Nations delegation left Kabul on Sunday after negotiations with the Taliban militia failed to secure the return of foreign aid agencies expelled from the country after workers refused to confine themselves to substandard housing and headquarters. UN humanitarian coordinator for Afghanistan Bronek Szynalsky said that he was not convinced Taliban officials were open to discussing the relocation issue....

8/3/1998 - Taliban Advances Toward Opposition's Main Headquarters
Afghanistan's fundmentalist Taliban regime, which has exacted its own harsh version of Islamic law on Afghan men and women, continues to gain more power and territory....

7/31/1998 - Senate Resolution Condemns Taliban Oppression; Taliban Edicts Continue
The US Senate on July 29 passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein condemning the treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan. The resolution states that Congress "deplores the human rights violations," "condemns the targeted discrimination against women and girls and expressed deep concern regarding the prohibitions on employment and education" in Afghanistan, and "strongly condemns the use of rape or other forms of systematic gender discrimination by any party, faction, of power in Afghanistan as an instrument of war." It also provides that Congress calls on the Taliban to respect women's and girl's rights to education, work, and active participation in all social, political, and economic activities, as well as to protect their personal safety....

7/28/1998 - Taliban Continues Restrictive Rule
The Taliban deree against possession of televisions and VCRs has resulted in theft of television sets by theives posing as Taliban officials. Taliban officials denounced these robberies as the destruction of private property and warned residents that genuine Taliban authorities wear official armbands and are accompanied by religious scholar, who advise military officials....

7/27/1998 - Senate Resolution Condemns Taliban Oppression; Taliban Edicts Continue
The US Senate on July 29 passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein condemning the treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan. The resolution states that Congress "deplores the human rights violations," "condemns the targeted discrimination against women and girls and expressed deep concern regarding the prohibitions on employment and education" in Afghanistan, and "strongly condemns the use of rape or other forms of systematic gender discrimination by any party, faction, of power in Afghanistan as an instrument of war." It also provides that Congress calls on the Taliban to respect women's and girl's rights to education, work, and active participation in all social, political, and economic activities, as well as to protect their personal safety....