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
9/28/2015 World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit - This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China. . . .