Over 100 young Afghan scholars from Islamic Seminaries in Pakistan were sent to Afghanistan after the Taliban captured the city Mazar-i-Sharif from the northern opposition. The students were sent by their seminaries after the Taliban requested the support of young men to maintain control of the city. More students are expected to join the war after the Talibanís recent request for manpower.
Many of the Talibanís leaders were trained at the same Islamic Seminaries in Pakistan before they took control of Afghanistan two years ago and instituted gender apartheid. The Taliban control about two-thirds of the country, where they have imposed strict Islamic law. Women are not allowed out of their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, and must always be covered in a head-to-toe veil. Because the Taliban will not permit women to work, most schools and hospitals have been forced to shut down.
12/18/2014 American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney - Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive and founder Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement.
Schneider, who will become American Apparel's first female chief executive, will take over the position as of January 5.
Charney had led American Apparel since 1998 and became well-known from American Apparel's sexist advertising and from several sexual harassment lawsuits and sexual assault accusations against him by former employees. . . .
12/18/2014 Obama's Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History - Congress came to a close on Tuesday night with the Senate confirmation of 12 new federal judges and 12 executive appointments - including Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General, Sarah Saldana as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Tony Blinken as deputy Secretary of State. . . .