Support for the Taliban is becoming more and more scarce in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia and Iran, the world's two most influential Islamic states, deem the Taliban's brutal, fundamentalist interpretation of Islam as "an embarrassment."
Saudi Arabia was once a strong financial and political supporter of the Taliban and is one of only three countries to recognize the militia as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. The Taliban's remaining supporters are Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
Media Resources: Times of London - September 30, 1998
9/29/2014 Hope for Afghan Women as New President is Sworn In - Ashraf Ghani, who has publicly and consistently stated his support for women's rights and women's participation in government, was sworn in as the new President of Afghanistan today at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
Over 1000 national and international guests attended the ceremony, including high-ranking officials from the United Nations and 34 countries and a delegation from the United States. . . .