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5/11/1998 - Taliban Captures More Territory; Foreign Ministers Condemn Human Rights Abuses
Afghanistan's northern opposition alliance lost territory to the Taliban in this weekend's fighting and has launched a counterattack....

5/7/1998 - Afghan Support Organizations Urge Taliban to End Blockades, Improve Security
An alliance of humanitarian aid agencies called the Afghan Donor Support Group issued a statement urging the Taliban to remove blockades in northern, opposition-held sections of Afghanistan* and to improve security conditions for humanitarian aid workers....

5/4/1998 - Afghan Talks "Suspended Indefinitely;" Fighting May Resume
Peace talks between the ruling fundamentalist Taliban militia and the northern opposition, which controls the remaining 15% of the country, have been suspended due to disagreement over road blockades and the establishment of a governing council composed of Islamic scholars....

5/1/1998 - Taliban Blockade Brings Starvation
In central Afghanistan at least 100 people, mostly women and children, have died of starvation caused by a Taliban militia blockade barring transport of relief supplies into the region, according to unconfirmed U.N....

4/30/1998 - Pakistan Women Protest Taliban Treatment of Women
About 1,000 women marched through the streets of Peshawar, Pakistan to protest the Taliban militia group, which rules of two-thirds of Afghanistan....

4/29/1998 - Afghan Talks Resume, Taliban Drug Trade Connection Reported
Peace talks between Afghanistans fundamentalist Taliban militia and northern opposition groups resumed today, with no mention of the Talibans violations of womens human rights....

4/28/1998 - Afghan Talks Stalled Over Negotiator Religious Qualifications
Peace talks between Afghanistans ruling fundamentalist Taliban militia and northern opposition groups were suspended yesterday and may not resume until the two groups can agree on necessary qualifications for Islamic scholars who will create a peace agreement, according to a Washington Post article....

4/28/1998 - White House Takes Steps Toward Creation of Afghan Pipeline
President Clinton met with President Niyazov of Turkmenistan yesterday in an effort to improve relations between the U.S....

4/27/1998 - U.N. Sponsored Afghan Peace-Talks Continue
Afghanistans Taliban militia group leaders met with their northern opponents this weekend for peace talks brokered by U.S....

4/23/1998 - U.N. Official Gives Taliban Ultimatum on Women
The United Nations announced last week that unless Afghanistans ruling Taliban militia group abolishes its decrees restricting the freedom of women and girls, U.N....

4/23/1998 - U.N. Official Gives Taliban Ultimatum on Women
The United Nations announced last week that unless Afghanistans ruling Taliban militia group abolishes its decrees restricting the freedom of women and girls, U.N....

4/21/1998 - Afghanistan Peace Talks Continue
The United Nations will not participate in talks with Afghanistan's Taliban militia group because the Taliban refuses to allow the presence of U.N....

4/20/1998 - Richardson Hints at U.S. Aid to Afghanistan, No Guarantees for Women
During talks with Afghanistans Taliban militia group leaders and the countrys other warring factions, U.N....

4/17/1998 - Richardson Secures Peace Talks in Afghanistan, No News on Women
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4/15/1998 - Taliban Makes No Promises
Leaders of the Afghan Taliban militia group stated that they are willing to discuss their decree prohibiting girls from attending school with U.N....

3/31/1998 - U.N. Threatens to Leave Afghanistan
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3/30/1998 - Taliban Bombs Afghan City; Five Killed
Taliban militia forces in Afghanistan bombed the northern city of Pul-e-Kumri this weekend....

3/24/1998 - U.N. Responds to Taliban, Withdraws from S. Afghanistan
The United Nations announced that it has shut down its operations in Southern Afghanistan, the geographical center of operations for the Taliban army, because of harassment by the Taliban and restrictions placed on women humanitarian workers....

3/18/1998 - Talibans Atrocities Obstruct U.N. Aid Program
Daniela Owen, director of the World Food Programme (WFP) sub-office in Herat, near the Afghanistan border, says that the Talibans decree forbidding most women from working outside their homes is obstructing WFP work....

3/16/1998 - Taliban Extends Gender Apartheid to Foreign Women
The Taliban militia group sent a letter to Sergio de Mello, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Afghanistan, stating that they would no longer allow foreign Muslim women in the country unless accompanied by a close male relative....

3/13/1998 - Clintons Protest Violence Against Women in Afghanistan, Worldwide
In a White House ceremony marking International Womens Day First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton condemned the Taliban militia group for its violations of womens human rights in Afghanistan....

3/10/1998 - Muslim Women Demand Equal Rights
Islamic womens groups are voicing their outrage at a growing system of gender apartheid in the Muslim world....

3/9/1998 - International Womens Day Focus on Afghanistan, Algeria
Women around the globe marked International Womens Day by calling attention to human rights abuses against women in Afghanistan and Algeria....

3/4/1998 - Activists Urge U.N. to Address Violence Against Women
Womens rights activists met at the U.N....

3/3/1998 - 20,000 Watch as Taliban Whips Girl
The Taliban militia group punished a teen-age girl for walking with an unrelated man with 100 lashes in front of a crowd of 20,000 in Afghanistans sports amphitheater....