Taliban Officials Deny Kidnapping of Iranian Diplomats
Iranian officials announced that they believe the fundamentalist Taliban regime was involved in the kidnapping of 11 Iranian diplomats in Northern Afghanistan The abductions followed the Taliban's capture of the city of Mazar - I - Sharif from Iranian-backed opposition forces.
Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharazi, said of the diplomats that "there is no question they are in the hands of the Taliban." Furthermore, Kharazi said that Pakistan and Taliban officials "bear responsibility for the lives and safety of the staff at Iran's consulate" in Mazar-I-Sharif.
Media Resources: Agence Free Presse - August 10, 1998
12/22/2014 President Obama Calls Only On Women During 2014's Last Press Conference - In case you missed it, President Obama on Friday held his last press conference of 2014 - and when it was time for questions, he only called on women.
The press corps has long been dominated by men, and Helen Thomas became the first female reporter to cover the White House in 1960.
It was not the first time President Obama took questions from only women. . . .