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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....

7/24/1998 - Taliban Denies Aid Gap in Afghanistan
After most of the aid agencies in Kabul pulled out, the Taliban announced that people should not worry because the UN would fill the void....

7/24/1998 - Taliban Denies Aid Gap in Afghanistan
After most of the aid agencies in Kabul pulled out, the Taliban announced that people should not worry because the UN would fill the void....

7/21/1998 - FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADS PROTESTS UNOCAL RELATIONSHIP WITH AFGHANISTAN TALIBAN
The Feminist Majority led demonstrations with international, human rights, Muslim, and women's groups in Washington DC and Los Angeles today in protest of UNOCAL's business relationship with the repressive Taliban regime....

7/21/1998 - U.N. Aid Workers Killed; Many Aid Groups Leave Afghanistan
Two local U.N....

7/21/1998 - Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
Women Protest UNOCALs Negotiations With Taliban Regime in Afghanistan, Which Has Imprisoned Women at Home Washington, DC and Los Angeles -- In response to continued news reports that California-based UNOCAL is going ahead with plans to build a gas pipeline through Afghanistan, where the Taliban regime has virtually imprisoned women and girls in their homes, the Feminist Majority led protests outside UNOCAL offices in Washington, DC and Los Angeles....

7/21/1998 - Feminist Majority Leads Bi-Coastal Demonstration at UNOCAL Headquarters in Washington, DC & Los Angeles
WHO: Shareholders, womens rights groups, and human rights groups protest at UNOCAL annual shareholders meeting....

7/17/1998 - Taliban Minister Rejects UN Ultimatum
Taliban planning minister Qari Din Mohammed rejected the UN's warning that humanitarian groups would leave Afghanistan if their working conditions did not improve....

7/15/1998 - UN Threatens to Withdraw Aid From Uncooperative Taliban
After Afghanistan's Taliban regime relocated all private aid organizations to an abandoned and broken down youth hostel outside of the capital, the UN declared that it has lost its patience with the Taliban and will no longer tolerate its lack of cooperation....

7/14/1998 - Female Suicides Continue to Rise in Taleban-Controlled Afghanistan
As the Talibans grip on Afghanistan worsens, so does the oppresion of women....

7/13/1998 - Taliban Forces Take Control of Northwestern Faryab Province
Taliban forces have broken through opposition forces in Northwestern Afghanistan and have taken control of Mailman, the capital of the Northern Faryab province, the Afghan Islamic press reported last Sunday....

7/10/1998 - Taliban Declares Harshest Ever Mass Censorship Campaign
The Taliban Minister for the Prevention of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue in Afghanistan declared that all television sets, videocassette recorders, videotapes and satellite dishes must be removed from citizens' homes within 15 days or the technological devices will be smashed by the religious police....

7/7/1998 - Opposition-issued Visas Deemed Invalid by Taliban
The Taliban in Afghanistan announced that all visas that are not approved by the Taliban militia are invalid in the two-thirds of the nation where the fundamentalist government rules....

5/29/1998 - Elle Magazine to Aid Afghan Women
French fashion magazine Elle will be priced at 14 francs ($2.34 in U.S....

5/28/1998 - Feminist Majority Plans Demonstration Against UNOCAL
Join the Feminist Majority and other women's rights activists in a demonstration against UNOCAL this Monday, June 1....