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8/21/2000 - Taliban Target Afghan Widows Unmercifully
The Taliban militia's harsh new policies are compromising the lives of thousands of Afghan widows....

8/18/2000 - Olympic Committee Rejects Taliban Plea
The International Olympic Committee officially rejected the Taliban's appeal to participate in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on the basis that the Taliban militia is not internationally recognized as a legitimate ruling group....

8/15/2000 - Taliban Seeks Inclusion In Sydney Olympic Games
Members of the Taliban militia in Afghanistan have issued a plea to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be included in the upcoming Sydney Olympics, claiming they will serve as messengers of peace. The Taliban, which was suspended from the IOC in 1998, has been anything but peaceful since it took over Afghanistan by force in 1996....

8/7/2000 - U.N. Aid Workers Among 12 Killed in Afghanistan
Gunmen in Afghanistan shot and killed 12 people on August 5th, including seven Afghan aid workers employed at the Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation....

8/4/2000 - Pakistan Vows to Continue Supporting Taliban Regime
Pakistans military ruler stated that his government will continue to support the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, claiming that he did not want to antagonize the ethnic population living on either side of the border....

8/1/2000 - Women Prisons Established by the Taliban
The women prisons established by the Taliban represent yet another facet of the gender apartheid imposed by the brutal regime....

7/28/2000 - Dangerous Prospects for Afghan Asylum Seekers in Britain
The Immigration Appeals Centre in London has denied the asylum appeal of four of the 31 Afghan asylum seekers who were on board the hijacked Afghan aircraft that arrived at Stansted airport in Essex on February 7 of this year....

7/28/2000 - Dangerous Prospects for Afghan Asylum Seekers in Britain
The Immigration Appeals Centre in London has denied the asylum appeal of four of the 31 Afghan asylum seekers who were on board the hijacked Afghan aircraft that arrived at Stansted airport in Essex on February 7 of this year....

7/24/2000 - Taliban Holds Public Execution in Afghanistan
In Kabul this past weekend, a crowd of thousands watched the first public execution in Afghanistan since an Afghan woman was stoned to death in May for adultery....

7/21/2000 - Taliban Refuses to Lift Ban on Women Aid Workers
Despite efforts on the part of the United Nations to demand gender equity, the Taliban continues to refuse to lift a ban on women working for aid organizations even though foreign aid officials say that projects in health, education and the provision of food largely depend on women workers....

7/21/2000 - Worst Drought in 30 Years Ravages Afghanistan
Between three and four million people in Afghanistan may starve as a result of severe drought, according to the United Nations World Food Program....

7/17/2000 - U.N. Urges Taliban to Reverse Ban on Women Aid Workers
The United Nations has begun formal talks with the Taliban to convince them to reverse their ban on Afghan women working for international relief agencies....

7/14/2000 - Women's Rights Groups Use Internet to Fight Taliban Oppression of Women
Cyberspace is crucial to uniting Afghan women against the Taliban oppression and heightening public awareness of the regime's atrocities....

7/13/2000 - Taliban Accuses Relief Worker of Spying and Anti-Taliban Propaganda
International relief agencies have been working in an renewed climate of danger to their well-being since last week's Taliban edict ordering all aid agencies and the United Nations to dismiss all Afghan women staff....

7/12/2000 - Taliban Orders Relief Worker to Leave Afghanistan
With the arrest of relief worker Mary MacMakin on July 11 and her deportation ordered by the Taliban on July 12, non-governmential aid organizations in Afghanistan are working in a tense atmosphere....

7/6/2000 - List of Afghan Refugees Targeted for Criticizing the Taliban Grows
Afghan refugees living in Pakistan face severe consequences if they outwardly criticize the Taliban regime, which has instituted a brutal system of gender apartheid....

7/6/2000 - Clinton Signs U.N. Protocols to the Convention on the Rights of the Child; Conservative Senate Leaders Continue to Block Ratification
On July 5th President Clinton signed two United Nations (U.N.) documents that protect the role of children in armed conflict, sex trafficking and slavery....

6/30/2000 - Afghan Intellectuals Threatened in Pakistan
Amnesty International has reported that Pakistan has recently deported former Kabul University Professor Mohammad Rahim Elham in violation of an agreement between Pakistani government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for joint assessment of Afghan refugee claims prior to deportation....

6/29/2000 - UN report cites continued violations against the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan
UN report cites continued violations against the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan This week United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented his most recent report on the situation in Afghanistan to the U.N....

6/28/2000 - Over 80 Percent Of Repatriated Afghan Refugees Are Women And Children
Under pressure from the Pakistani and Iranian governments, some Afghan refugees are returning to Afghanistan despite deadly drought, threat of renewed fighting and landmines, and denial of basic rights such as education for women and girls....

5/9/2000 - Hearing Begins on Afghans' Appeal of Asylum Denial
Thirty-eight Afghan passengers from a jet hijacked in February who were denied asylum in Britain by Home Secretary Jack Straw began their appeal yesterday....

5/5/2000 - Feminist Majority Foundation Condemns Taliban's Brutal Killing of Woman in Afghanistan and Calls for US Action
The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the public stoning of a woman to death in Northern Afghanistan by the Taliban militia for allegedly committing adultery and calls for an end to the brutal gender apartheid regime that continues to terrorize the women and girls of Afghanistan....

2/24/1997 - Saudi Arabia Funds Taliban in Afghanistan
The fundamentalist regime in Saudi Arabia continues to monetarily support the Islamic Fundamentalist regime Taliban in its quest to occupy more land....