The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), based in Pakistan, called on the United Nations to stop the flow of arms into Afghanistan in order to bring peace to the country.
In order to end the fighting in Afghanistan, according to RAWA, "The UN must first and foremost impose strict and serious sanctions on countries which continue to support the Taliban and their rivals with arms and money."
RAWA also declared in their statement that the UN economic sanctions against the country "provide the Taliban with the excuse to expand opium production as well as with a propaganda windfall to project themselves as nationalists standing up against American tyranny."
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .